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Acting ATPS Executive Director, Dr. Nicholas Ozor (left) signs the MoU in presence of the UNN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin C. Ozumba (Click to enlarge)The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Nigeria Nsukka [UNN] on the 1st of September 2014. The two institutions were represented by their principals, Dr. Nicholas Ozor Ag.
The African technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) in collaboration with its partner, the University of Sussex, United Kingdom launched their project on Pro-poor Low Carbon Development: Improving low carbon energy access and development benefits in Leas
The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) in collaboration with SDPlanNet partners from Latin America and Caribbean region, and Asia & Pacific regions, host a regional workshop on: “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through transformative governance practices and vertical alignment at the national and sub-national levels”,March 3-5, 2014, Hilton Hotels, Nairobi Kenya. The three-day workshop convened approximately 30 government planners, policy-makers and experts from across Africa, and experts from elsewhere to advance a community of innovative practice and create a knowledge base and capacity building agenda for national and sub-national strategy-making, planning and implementation.
ATPS Executive Director, Prof. Urama Kevin Chika, exhorts Governments and Mining companies to consider the Environmental Infrastructure – Land, Water and Ecosystems in Mining Operations
Speaking at an Expert Roundtable hosted by the World Bank Group and Australian Aid at the ongoing mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, Prof. Urama encouraged governments and mining companies to explore the nexus amongst mining operations and environmental infrastructure – land, water and ecosystems, stressing that the latter is the mega-structure that will sustain mining business and profitability in the long run. The rush for minerals and energy in Africa is driving increased expansion of investments into remote areas in the continent, hence delivering multiple economic development benefits in rural communities, said Prof. Urama.
African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) is the best Think Tank Network; best managed Think Tank; and has the most Significant Impact on Public Policy in Africa, Says a Global Survey
The 2013 Global Go Think Thanks and Civil Society Index released in January 2014, ranks the ATPS as the best managed Think Tank in Africa (18th globally); best Think Tank Network in Africa (14th globally); and the best Think Tank in Africa with the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy (29th globally). In addition, the ATPS also came first in raking amongst its peers in Africa in most the criteria relevant to its mandate and strategic priorities, including: institutional collaboration involving two or more Think Tanks (13th globally); Best Trans-disciplinary Research Program at a Think Tank (11th globally); and Think Tanks with the Best Use of the Internet (25th globally).
The ATPS Board Chair, Prof. Shaukat Abdulrazak and the Executive Director, Prof. Kevin Urama have been elected as Fellows to the African Academy of Sciences(AAS). The AAS fellowship program is an initiative to honour and acknowledge African scientists who have become internationally renowned in their respective fields.