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  • New Book Launch Event

    Book launch events will be taking place in London, UK in September, and in Addis and Nairobi in October, 2017. A pre-launch event has already taken place in Gondar in the presence of His Excellency, Dr Eng Getahun Mekuria, Minister of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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    The first in a series of biennial reports that will focus on developments in national data ecosystems in Africa. It highlights the current state of the African data ecosystem, its desired end state, and the gaps in between.

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  • 3D Printing Revolution

    The University of Gondar (UoG) in partnership with the African Centre for Technology Studies(ACTS), the Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute (EBI) and the Science, Technology and Information Centre (STIC) of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and other partners, hosted the 1st Digital Manufacturing Global Conference and Exhibition in Ethiopia

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Kennedy Mbeva

Kennedy Mbeva - Research Fellow, Climate Resilient Economies/Responsible Natural Resource Economies


Mr. Kennedy Liti Mbeva is a Research Fellow, Climate Resilient Economies / Responsible Natural Resource Economies. Kennedy has a keen interest in sustainable development, especially in the African context. In particular, he is interested in how a transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies and responsible use of natural resources can contribute to the attainment of sustainable development in African countries.

Kennedy has been actively involved in climate and environmental policy and governance issues and processes since 2008, having had his start working with other youth in the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) movement. He has also worked with the Kenya Youth Climate Network and the IUCN Taskforce on Intergenerational Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Kennedy served as the Advocacy and Policy Development Officer for the AYICC Kenya chapter, and also East and Central Africa Regional Coordinator for the AYICC continental. He has also worked with Transparency International Kenya and conducted research at the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany. Kennedy has worked and studied in Kenya, China and Germany. His professional experience spans a wide spectrum, from grassroots to international levels, working on issues of climate and environmental policy and governance.

Mr. Mbeva has a penchant for writing about various development issues. He is a contributor to the International Political Forum, Youth Policy Think tank, among others.

Kennedy holds an Msc. in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (Distinction) from the UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (China) and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies (Hons) from Kenyatta University (Kenya).

Selected Publications


  • Mbeva, K. L & Makomere, R. (2015). Orchestrating Environment Sustainability in Regional Trade Agreements. African Center for Technology Studies
  • Mbeva, K. L (2014). Africa Needs a Fair and Equitable Global Climate Agreement. A Climate for Change. Green European Journal: 10. [Online Link]


  • Pauw, P. & Mbeva, K. L. (2015). INDCs: A Silver Bullet for the Climate Change Negotiations, or empty talk? The Current Column. German Development Institute. [Online Link]
  • Mbeva, K. L (2014, August 14). Roll Out Climate Initiatives in Kenya. Business Daily. [Online Link]
  • Grimm, S. &G7 and the Partnership with Africa. Center for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University. [Online Link]


  • Mbeva, K L, Makomere, R. & Wahome, K. (2012). My Little COP Pocketbook. GreenBits Initiative. [Online Link]
  • Mbeva, K L., Makomere, R, Peters, J, Kemp, L. & Asiago, A. (2013). Defrosting COP19. GreenBits Initiative. [Online Link]




  • African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is a pioneering development research think tank on harnessing applications of science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development in Africa. ACTS is an Intergovernmental organization founded in 1988 to pursue policy oriented research towards strengthening the capacity of African countries and institutions to harness science and technology for sustainable development. ACTS envisions a sustainable economic, social and environmental future for Africa, through science, technology and innovation.
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    The Africa Data Revolution Report 2016
    The African Technopolitan Magazine
    May 2016 Issue - Volume 5
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    Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries through Community Based Adaptation.
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    Exploring the agency of Africa in climate
    change negotiations: the case of REDD+



    • "The future of Africa belongs to its youth. They have the numbers, intellect, creativity and energy to make it better for human well-being and ecosystem health. The African youth cannot afford to be complicit in the destruction of the future. They must exercise their intellect, energy and citizenship in the pursuit of sustainable development and action to combat climate change in Africa".
      Dr. Cosmas Ochieng Former Executive Director, ACTS.
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