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Seminar: Kevin Urama, African Technology Policy Studies Network
20th February 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Sussex Africa Centre/Centre for Global Political Economy/STEPS Centre Seminar
Professor Kevin Urama, African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) on ‘Science, technology and innovation for development’
Professor Kevin Urama, B. Agric (First Class Honours); MSc (Nig.); MPhil (Distinction, Cambridge); Ph.D. (Cambridge) is an Environmental and Ecological Economist developing trans-disciplinary and integrated tools for sustainable management of social, economic and ecological systems. He holds the 2002-3 James Claydon Prize for the most outstanding PhD thesis in Economics or related subjects, St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. He is the Executive Director of the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) – a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers that promotes science, technology and innovation (STI) policy research, dialogue and practice, for African Development (ranked Africa’s best think tank in the 2013 Global Go Think Thanks and Civil Society Index see http://www.atpsnet.org). He is a Professor at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Prof. Urama is also the Inaugural President of the African Society for Ecological Economics (ASEE) – the African chapter of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), (see http://www.ecoeco.org).
Prof. Urama serves on the boards of many international organisations, scientific panels and research programs, including: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as Lead Author of the IPCC SRREN report, and a Coordinating Lead Author/Core Writing Team member on the IPCC AR5 report (in progress), High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management (as Chair of the Water Working Group) and the OECD Green Growth and Poverty Reduction Task Team.