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African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined March 2021

ATPS works across Africa . Our Vision is to use Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) as a means for achieving sustainable development in Africa. Core areas: Agric; Environment; Health and Energy

Presence in: Australia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy & Governance

The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) is a transdisciplinary network of researchers, policy-makers, private sector and civil society actors. It promotes the generation, dissemination, use and mastery of science, technology and innovation (STI) for African development, environmental sustainability and global inclusion. Its mission is to improve the quality of STI research, policy and practice for sustainable development in Africa – by Africans, for Africa.

In collaboration with like-minded institutions, ATPS provides platforms for regional and international research and knowledge sharing in order to identify and prioritize the generation, use and mastery of STI for sustainable social, economic and environmental development in Africa. With a Regional Secretariat based in Kenya, the ATPS network functions through National Chapters and Chapter Focal Points in 30 African countries and Africans in Diaspora  representing Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone Africa.

The ATPS Phase VIII Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 has identified four strategic priority areas of focus during the period. These are: agriculture, food and nutrition; energy; climate change and environment; and health. The Phase VIII Strategic Plan also identified five strategic objectives for implementation under its programmatic objectives. These objectives cut across all the identified thematic priority areas of work. They are as follows: STI policy research, policymaking and advocacy; Training, sensitization and capacity building; Youth and gender empowerment; Knowledge brokerage, management and commercialization; and Intra-Africa and global collaboration and partnerships

 

People Associated With This Organization

Nicholas Ozor

Kenya  
African Technology Policy Studies...
Joined March 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy & Governance
Dr Ozor holds a B. Agric. (Nig., First Class Honours); MSc, Agricultural Administration (Nig., Distinction) PhD, International & Rural Development and Agricultural Extension (Reading, UK & Nigeria respectively), is the Executive Director of the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) Nairobi, Kenya, a transdisciplinary network of researchers, policymakers, private sector actors, and civil society actors promoting the generation, dissemination, use and mastery of Science, Technology and Innovations (STI) for African development with coverage in 30 countries (27 in Africa and 3 Diaspora chapters in the Australia, United States of America, and United Kingdom). Prior to this appointment, he worked as the Senior Research Officer at the ATPS where he provided leadership in Research, Communication, Training and Outreach. He was formerly a Senior lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Dr Ozor is a Commonwealth Scholar and holds the Best PhD Thesis Award in Agriculture in Nigeria in 2006, and the Wellcome Trust Award for the Best PhD Presenter in 2006 from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. He is a Teaching Fellow and Mentor, African Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP). Dr Ozor has led and is currently leading many internationally funded research projects bordering on science, technology and innovation (STI); agriculture, food and nutrition; innovation systems; climate change; policy development, analysis and advocacy; technology management and transfer; and private sector engagements. Dr Ozor is a member of many professional organizations and has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and other multimedia channels. He sits on the Board of many international bodies including a Member of the Governing Board of the International Research and Training Center for Science and Technology Strategy, a category 2 Center under the auspices of UNESCO. He is also a Member of the International Advisory Committee for the Global Bioeconomy Council.

Dr. Ozor’s Key Skills include: Fundraising from multiple donors in areas of STI; Core research, teaching and programme implementation across the STI areas; Network building with stakeholders; Capacity building and training of varied stakeholders in STI; Policy analysis and advocacy across STI issues for empowering policymakers to utilize homegrown research evidence in policymaking processes that enhance development and good governance; Knowledge valorization across STI issues that aim at bringing technology and innovation to the market place; Outreach and Communication that aim to increase awareness and understanding of key STI issues among relevant stakeholders for use in development objectives; Publications; and Leadership and mentorship by providing strategic direction for organizations and teams to achieve their goals as well as grooming the future leaders through informed mentorship and support systems.
Nicholas Ozor is the network champion (main point of contact) for African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS).

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