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The ARIN International Conference Side Event on Impacts of STI Indicators in Policy Processes and Strategies for Supporting Uptake

November 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EAT

The African Centre for Technology Studies together with the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex have organised a side event at the upcoming Africa Research and Impact Network annual International conference to discuss the impact of STI indicators for policy making. This side event will be conducted through a panel to explore the following broad areas in STI indicators development and uptake;

  • History of developing STI indicators in the African countries, institutions involved, and types of data do collected
  • “Culture “of policy making in African countries (panellist draw evidence from their respective countries)
  • How is evidence procured for decision making? Has this process (procuring evidence for decision making) impacted the development of science, technology and innovation ecosystems in Africa and individual countries at large? Provide examples.
  • Experiences/examples/instances to demonstrate use of R&D and innovation indicators in STI policymaking.
  • What are some of the ways that African nations can develop sustainable STI indicator systems?
  • What are some of the impact pathways/channels that can support uptake and use of STI indicators collected and developed in a dashboard?

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Panel Members

Prof. Felix Kanungwe Kalaba is an Associate Professor of Environment and Development at the Copperbelt University in Zambia.

Mr. Lukovi Seke is a quantitative economist (MCom Economics of Trade and Investment & BCom Mathematical Economics). He provides technical backstopping to African Union member States to measure R&D and Innovation data.

Dr. Samuel Tetteh Partey- Programme Specialist for the  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Dr. Popoola Mustapha Ayodele is a Nanobiotechnologist with expertise in animal physiological modeling for human drug prospecting/discovery, genetic resources management and gamete manipulation for Assisted reproduction, cryoconservation of gamete and gene banking.


Ms. Nora Ndege is a research fellow at the African Center for Technology Studies.

Dr. Joanes Atela 
Convener : Africa Research & Impact Network
Senior Research Fellow and Programme Director , Climate Resilient Economies Programme, ACT


1130hours-1300hours – Nairobi

0830hours-1000hours – London

1930hours-2100hours – Melbourne

1400hours-1530hours – New Dehli

1030hours-1200hours – Johannesburg

0830hours-1000hours – Dakar

1030hours-1200hours – Lusaka

0830hours-1000hours – Accra

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November 20, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EAT
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