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Technopolicy Africa: ATPS maiden newsletter

TA1 We are pleased to present to you our maiden newsletter –  Technopolicy Africa. In this issue, read more about: New leadership at the ATPS ATPS emerges as best think Tank in Africa ATPS, UNESCO and NACOSTI collaboration STI in advancing Higher Education Institutions A New Development in Mobile App to match land use with it’s potential Nigeria gets a bio-safety law Web 2.

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Vacancy announcement - Research Officer

ATPS is seeking to recruit a research officer.   Click here for details

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LANDPKS applications now available on Google Play

LandPKS App ATPS Ag. 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.

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A new development in mobile app to match land use with it's potential

landpks 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.

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African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) again emerges as the Best Think Tank Network; Best managed Think Tank; and Best Think Tank with the most Significant Impact on Public Policy in Africa, according to a Global Survey

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) again emerges as the Best Think Tank Network; Best managed Think Tank; and Best Think Tank with the most Significant Impact on Public Policy in Africa, according to a Global Survey. The 2014 Global Go Think Tanks and Civil Society Index released in January 2015, ranks the ATPS as the best managed Think Tank in Africa (19th globally); best Think Tank Network in Africa (14th globally); and the best Think Tank in Africa with the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy (31st globally).

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Graduate Research Assistant Internship Opportunity (Agronomist/Soil Scientist)

In our effort to expand our research team working on a USAID funded project - Development and Implementation of Systems for sharing Sustainable Land Management Knowledge and Information we seek to recruit a dynamic, transdisciplinary individual to fill the position of Research Assistant Intern with specialization in Agronomy and or Soil Science.   Click here to download full advert

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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.

nacosti_pb_handover 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.

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ATPS Graduate Internship Opportunities

 ATPS Graduate Internship Opportunities

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ATPS Executive Director, Dr. Nicholas Ozor Conferred with the 2014 CEMAC-UNN Sustainability Award on Social Responsibility.

The ATPS Executive Director, Dr. Nicholas Ozor was on 18th December 2014 conferred with the 2014 CEMAC-UNN Sustainability Award on Social Responsibility.  The Award, issued by the Centre for Environmental Management and Control (CEMAC) in collaboration with the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) is in recognition of Dr. Ozor's hard work, selfless service and contributions to sustainable environmental quality in Nigeria.

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ATPS signs a Memorandum of Understanding with FANRPAN

The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) on 3rd December 2014. The MOU was signed by the ATPS Ag.

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ATPS Signs a Memorandum of Understanding With GALVmed

ATPS-GALVMED Dr. Lois Muraguri of GALVmed (left) and Dr. Nicholas Ozor of ATPS (right) after signing the MOU at the ATPS Offices in Nairobi Kenya (Click to enlarge)The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines [GALVmed] on the 21st of November 2014. The MOU was signed by the principals of the two institutions, Dr. Nicholas Ozor, Acting Executive Director of ATPS and Mr. Peter Jeffries, the Chief Executive of GALVmed who was represented by Dr. Lois Muraguri, Assistant Director, Policy and External Affairs.

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Recruitment open for the 2015 African Adaptation Academy

Recruitment is now open for the Oxford Adaptation Academy that takes place in August 2015.  A joint venture between the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, and the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP) it exposes climate practitioners to the links between climate science, vulnerability and decision making.

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ATPS Executive Director, Dr Nicholas Ozor leads a Policy Discussion on Mining and Agriculture in Africa

Mining Symbosiums Dr. Nicholas Ozor (right), Ag. 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.

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Dr Nicholas Ozor at the helm of ATPS

Dr Nicholas Ozor has been appointed as the Acting Director at ATPS. This follows the exit of the former Executive Director, Dr. Kevin Urama.

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Vacancy Announcement: Communications and Outreach Assistant

ATPS is seeking to recruit a Communications and Outreach Assistant.  Click here for details

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Invitations open for STEPS Centre’s fourth annual Summer School

The STEPS Centre is now inviting applications to take part in its fourth annual Summer School. Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.

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ATPS signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Nigeria

ATPS-UNN-MOU 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.

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