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  • 3D Printing Revolution
  • 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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Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng - Executive Director


  

Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng is the Executive Director of ACTS.  Dr. Ochieng has held various positions in a number of university,  research, development and conservation organizations around the world. These include IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature); Technical University of Denmark (DTU - UNEP Risoe Centre); Lancaster University (Lancaster Environment Centre); Ecoagriculture Partners, IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute); ActionAid International (UK); IDRC (International Development Research Centre); Kenyatta University and IIRR ( International Institute of Rural Reconstruction).

Dr. Ochieng has conducted research, policy analysis and teaching in the areas of agriculture and food security; sustainable land, water and energy ecosystems management;  biodiversity and natural resource governance;  national systems of innovation;  international trade and development; green economy and climate change; ICTs and development in Africa;  and political economy of African agrarian development. Dr. Ochieng holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) Honours Degree from Kenyatta University (Kenya), a Masters in Development Studies (Distinction) from Cambridge University (UK) and a DPhil (Doctor of Philosophy) in Development Studies from Oxford University.

 

 

 

 

Selected Publications:

Agriculture and Development

Regional Trade Agreements and Economic Development

Political Economy and Natural Resource Management

ICTs and Development in Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


 

WHO WE ARE

  • 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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    FEATURED RESEARCH

    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+

     

    SIGNATORIES TO THE CHARTER

    • "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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