The African Technology Development Forum facilitates the exchange and dissemination of information on inventions, technologies and business opportunities as well as trends in global trade. The Forum promotes innovation and development by promoting alliances of industry, R&D institutions and government agencies to accelerate technology development and commercialization to create wealth, jobs and contribute to poverty reduction. ... [according to site editor's information]
ATPS is a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, private sector actors and policy makers promoting innovative science and technology policy making through research, dialogue and advocacy in 23 African countries.The network provides modest grants to individuals and institutions to carry out research on issues of science and technology policy in sub-Saharan Africa.
The research results are disseminated to policy makers and other end-users through manuscript reports, published books, journal articles, workshops, conferences, policy dialogue and the Internet.
ATPS organizes and implements training activities targeted at policy makers, legislators, mid-level technocrats, researchers, and leaders in the private sector. ... [according to site editor's information]
COSTECH is a parastatal organization with the responsibility of co-ordinating and promoting research and technology development activities in the country. It is the chief advisor to the Government on all matters pertaining to science and technology and their application to the socio-economic development of the country. ... [according to site editor's information]
SANPAD is a collaborative research programme financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 1997 SANPAD has facilitated and financed research projects, search capacity building and research support. In Phase 3 (2008-2013) SANPAD will fund research and development projects under the following themes:
1. New approaches to Economic Development
2. Social and Human Development
3. Natural Resources and their Governance
4. Politics, Governance, State and Society
5. Identities, Cultures and Societies
6. Science and Technology for Social development
In Phase III the promotion and enhancement of research at the national and international level, research capacity building initiatives and training of human resources for research endeavours within and outside of the academic sector will be prioritised. Poverty reduction will continue to occupy a central focus of the SANPAD programme in Phase III. ... [according to site editor's information]
ACTS is an international intergovernmental science, technology and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledge through policy analysis, capacity building and outreach. The centre strives to rationalize scientific and technological information to enable African countries make effective policy choices for improved living standards. ACTS works with partners and networks including academic and research institutions, national governments, UN bodies, regional and international processes and NGOs. ACTS' research and capacity building activities are organised in five programmatic areas:
* Biodiversity and Environmental Governance;
* Energy and Water Security;
* Agriculture and Food Security;
* Cross-Cutting Issues; and
* Science and Technology Literacy.
Its members include the the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Malta, Uganda and Ghana, as well as the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). ... [according to site editor's information]
The mandate of Productivity SA is to serve the interests of government, organised labour and business through the enhancement of productive capacity. Productivity SA meets its mandate by building capacity through sound project management skills, regarded as a core function of our organisation. Productivity SA reports to the Minister of Labour. ... [according to site editor's information]
The NCPC aims to enhance the competitiveness and productive capacity of the national industry, focusing on SME's through Cleaner Production (CP) techniques. CP is an integrated preventive strategy applied to processes, products and services to eliminate or minimise the production of waste and pollution and to optimise the utilisation of resources. CP activities generally improve an organisation's bottom line and invariably improve productivity and competitiveness.
NCPC is a co-operation program between South Africa, UNIDO and other development partners. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The HSRC is South Africa's statutory research agency. It conducts research that generates critical and independent knowledge relative to all aspects of human and social development. It supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa. The HSRC aligns its research activities and structures to South Africa's national development priorities: notably poverty reduction through economic development, skills enhancement, job creation, the elimination of discrimination and inequalities, and effective service delivery. ... [according to site editor's information]
NRF is the government's national agency responsible for promoting and supporting basic and applied research in all fields of the natural and social sciences, humanities and technology. Funding from the NRF is largely directed towards academic research, developing high-level human resources, and supporting the nation's national research facilities. The NRF's task is to advance research in all fields of the humanities, social and natural sciences, engineering, and technology; including indigenous knowledge. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
ANSTI is an organ of cooperation that embraces African institutions engaged in University level training and research in the fields of science and technology. It has 109 member institutions in 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of ANSTI is to develop active collaboration among African scientific institutions so as to promote research and development in areas of relevance to the development of the region. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]