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Content in focus. How Can Science and Technology Policy be Formulated and Implemented in Africa?
The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) held its 2016 Stakeholders’ Forum on 29th July to review its current Phase VII Plan (2013-2018) and align it with Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA 2024) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so as to serve its numerous stakeholders’ better. Mr. Chuma Ikenze, ATPS Board Member presented the proposed new strategic plan which aims to use Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to address problems in Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Health, Environment and Climate Change, and Energy.
Contents in focus: ATPS tops the list as the Best Think Tank in Africa for the 2nd year in a row according to a Global Survey New innovation in malaria testing: The Urine Malaria Test Kit Innovative ways to communicate climate change to vulnerable Communities in Africa Mobile phones and the youth in Africa Science and technology for economic development in Nigeria Africa’s mineral wealth: The relationship between technology and potential destruction New appointments Opportunities
African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) Tops the List as the Best Think Tank in Africa for the second year in a row according to a Global Survey
The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) has emerged tops in Africa for the second year running under 18 out of the 25 relevant categories used for ranking in the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report recently released by the University of Pennsylvania (USA) under the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP). This makes the ATPS come first among all other Think Tanks in Africa that were nominated and ranked in the global survey for 2015 (getting the highest number of rankings as well as ranking first in more categories).
Contents in Focus Hydropedalplane Invention – One of a Kind in the world ATPS collaborates with AUC in STISA 2024 implementation A spotlight on rural economics for STI development in Africa Capacity building on the use of agricultural innovations Unveiling the hidden wealth in Nigeria’s science and technology sector Gender in extension approaches Opportunities
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Inside: The future of renewable energy technology through biodiesel production from Jathropha in Nigeria Policy Without Practice Chinese African Babies: A Ticking Time Bomb? Rethinking Africa’s Growth Pathway:The Role of Youth and Women Strides in filing of Patents in Kenya Differences in Gender Involvement Along Cassava Value Chains ATPS New Board of Directors Click here to download
ATPS Executive Director, Dr. Nicholas Ozor addressing delegates during the launch of the LandPKS Applications at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 (Click to enlarge)The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) mobile applications are now publicly available on Google play. This comes 18 months after the design, development and testing of the first two applications: LandInfo and LandCover.
Farmers, development organizations, extension workers and national governments will soon have an opportunity to share, access and apply the best available knowledge and information to determine the agricultural productivity and erosion risk level of land at field, regional, and national scale using the new Land Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) mobile application. Leveraging the emerging trends in mobile phone technology, the LandPKS mobile phone app allows users principally farmers to make accurate farm decisions on the potential of their land in terms of crop production; types and soil erosion risk based on soil features, and also produces knowledge for aiding decision making in sustainable land management practices.
ATPS Collaborates with UNESCO and NACOSTI to Co-author a policy brief on Mainstreaming Gender in the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of Kenya.
ATPS Executive Director, Dr. Nicholas Ozor (4th left) presents copies of the policy brief to NACOSTI Secretary/CEO, Dr. Moses Rugutt at NACOSTI offices, Utalii House, Nairobi. (Click to enlarge)The African Technology Policy Studies Network, in Collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, (UNESCO) and Kenya’s National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) have co-authored a policy brief on Mainstreaming Gender in the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy of Kenya.
ATPS Executive Director, Dr Nicholas Ozor leads a Policy Discussion on Mining and Agriculture in Africa
Dr. Nicholas Ozor (right), Executive Director of ATPS sharing views on the policy perspectives of the Africa's Mining and Agriculture with the Australian High Commissioner Mr. Geoff Tooth (centre) and the Ugandan Minister for Agriculture, Anilal industry and Fisheries, Mr. Tress Bucyanayandi (left) during the Australian Awards Event held from 8-10 October 2014 in Kampala, Uganda. (Click to enlarge)The ATPS Executive Director, Dr. Nicholas Ozor led a policy discussion on Mining and Agriculture in Africa during the Australia Awards Symposium held from 8th to 10th October at Speke Resort in Kampala, Uganda.