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: 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.



BLOG 2: The Transformative Outcomes: Does the Theory Stick? Practitioners’ View from South Africa

Outputs from this Hub

Fostering place-based coalitions between social movements and science for sustainable...

The objective of this paper is to contribute to an important debate concerning the interaction between place-based social movements and the science, technology and innovation system. Our central proposition is that place-based social movements can facilitate unique local...


The TIP Resource Lab will be launched in 2022 as the ‘connective tissue’ between the projects, experiments and geographies of the Consortium. It will offer practical tools and resources for implementing TIP methods, and share learnings from the journey of...

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...