TIP Africa Hub

In partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), TIPC has created an Africa Hub for Transformative Innovation Policy. The Hub is comprised of the following associates and members:

– The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation of Kenya – NACOSTI
– The Science and Technology Policy Research Institute of Ghana – CSIR-STEPRI
– Cheikh Anta Diop University of Senegal – UCAD
– The National Research Foundation of South Africa – NRF

The NRF, a founding member of TIPC, will act as a mentor to the other three associates in their exploratory phases. The initial work was to map the STI policy development and ecosystem of the three countries using the TIP Frame 3 lens. This exercise, which resulted in a “five” page paper/report, set the scene for future work on TIP in each country. Following from this, each country selected a case-study that demonstrates transformative potential.

Across the exploratory phase, there were two transnational workshops for all four countries, where insights and challenges were shared with an aim of creating a regional understanding of TIP in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Regional Hub Lead: Blanche Ting, Chux Daniels
Countries Covered by Region: Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa

An Introduction to the TIP Africa Hub

This video is an introduction to the exploratory work completed through TIPC’s work with the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) agencies in Senegal, Ghana and Kenya to develop Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP) to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Current TIPC member, the National Research Foundation of South Africa supported and mentored the programme. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada co-funded the project.

Spotlight

TIPC aims outlined in Pan-Africa workshop

Outputs from this Hub

MoTIL

The TIPC policy lab is termed – Mobile Transformative Innovation Lab (MoTIL) – and is the central platform of TIPC where information, ideas and knowledge are collected and shared. It is the “connective tissue” between the different projects, experiments and...

Transformative Outcomes: Assessing and Reorienting Experimentation with Transformative Innovation Policy

The impending climate emergency, the commitments made in the Paris agreement and the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand significant transformations in the present economies and societies. Science funders, innovation agencies and scholars have been exploring...

TIP Policy Experiment in South Africa Launches

TIPC is expanding its programme of policy experimentation to include a project from founding member country, South Africa. This project focuses on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) associated with provision of water and sanitation. The collaborative project – the...
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