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.
ATPS Board Member, Prof. Turner Isoun, launches a book: “Why Run Before Learning to Walk? Reflections of High Technology as a Strategic Tool for Development in Nigeria”
ATPS and Murdoch University’s Centre for Food and Bio Security sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Food and Bio security
Murdoch University's Deputy Vice Chancellor-Research, Prof. David Morrison and the ATPS Executive Director, Prof Kevin Urama sign off the MoU. Murdoch University, 28th August 2013 (Click to enlarge)The African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS) and Murdoch University’s Centre for Food and Biosecurity have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two institutions cooperate in the development and implementation of food and bio security programs.
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Social Sustainability and Tipping Points in African Drylands (BEST) Policymaker, Practitioner, Community User and Researcher Workshop
The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), University College London (UCL), Institute of Zoology, London (IOZ), and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will be hosting the final project workshop on a collaborative project dubbed Biopersity, Ecosystem Services, Social Sustainability and Tipping Points in African Drylands (BEST) which is nearing its completion. The workshop will be held on 13th August 2013 at the JVC Auditorium, ILRI in Nairobi, Kenya.