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Christmas and New Year Message from the ATPS Executive Director

 Christmas and New Year Message from the ATPS Executive Director

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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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Vacancy announcement -Finance and Administration Officer

ATPS is seeling to recruit a Finance and Administration Officer.   Click here to Download the details

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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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ATPS Hosts the 2014 Regional Sustainable Development Transition Series Africa Workshop

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.

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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.

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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).

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