Multinational - Institutional Support to African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 May 2002
Signature Date 26 Aug 2003
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2003
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2003
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Commitment U.A 149,154.88
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Institutional Support Project to African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) aims to assist the organization fulfill its mission in the area of promoting capacity building In technology policy formation and research, strengthening regional knowledge base in technology policy, building networks of collaborative research as well as dissemination of relevant research outcomes. ATPS, established in 1993, is a network of multidisciplinary researchers from fifteen African countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi. Nigeria. Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. That is a successor of its two predecessor networks - the Eastern and Southern African Technology Policy Studies (EATPS) and the West African Technology Policy Studies (WA TPS) Networks. ATPS conducts three levels of training: training for Senior Policy makers such as Parliamentarians and Ministers, second level to technocrats and policy directors, and the third level to researchers and policy analysts. The project resources will be used for the training and to finance some of the research activities focusing on the following: information and communication technology, biotechnology, technology policy for the advancement of small and medium enterprises; foreign direct investment, technology transfer and poverty alleviation in Africa, science and technology and food security in Africa and science and technology and Africa's global inclusion.

Project Objectives

The project supports ATPS in carrying out its activities. Specifically, grant will be used to support: (i) Both small and regional research grants: (ii) Workshops and national chapters' policy roundtables and dissemination; (iii) Expansion of national chapters; and (iv) Training of policy; makers on science and technology policy.


The project will benefit primarily ATPS as well as its target audience ie: high level policy makers, such as parliamentarians and ministers, technocrats and policy directors, researchers, policy analysts and other end-users.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
ATPS - African Technology Policy Studies Network


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-KF0-005
Last Update 20 Jan 2022


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Country Multinational