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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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Dr. Rebecca Hanlin - Innovation and Development Specialist


  

Dr. Rebecca Hanlin is Innovation and Development Specialist for AfricaLics based at African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi. Rebecca is also Senior Lecturer in Development Policy and Practice at the Open University where she teaches international development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and continues to supervise PhD students.

Rebecca has an BSc (Hons) in Development Studies and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, an MSc (Econ) in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, a joint award from London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MSc (Res) in Science and Technology Studies from University of Edinburgh.

Rebecca has over 15 years experience working and researching in Africa especially, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. Rebecca’s work is in the area of innovation and development with a specific focus on innovation and its implications for pro-poor growth.  Her current research interests include: health product development public-private partnerships; the application of genomic technologies in the developing world; scientific research capacity strengthening; the intangibles of innovation; and the application of innovation systems concepts in developing world settings.

 

 

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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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