ATPS set to launch its UK Chapter
The ATPS will launch its UK Chapter on 13th September 2013 at the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA. This is the third Diaspora Chapter after USA and Australia Chapters.
The event will be marked at an international policy round table on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Africa: The role of Africans in the Diaspora. Amongst the lead speakers, session chairs, and discussants at the policy round table session will include, Prof. Tim Unwin, the UNESCO Chair for ICT4D and the Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Board. Royal Holloway, University of London; Prof. Emmanuel Ezugwu, Provost Nigerian Air Force Institute of Technology, Dr (Mrs) Bola Olabisi, Director, British Female Inventor & Innovators Network (BFIIN) and member of the Steering Committee of the ATPS facilitated African Women Forum for Science and Technology (AWFST), Dr. David Doepel, Chair Africa-Australia Research Forum, Murdoch University, Western Australia – ATPS Australia Chapter Coordinator; Prof. Mark Swilling, ATPS South Africa Chapter Coordinator, Prof Bob Orskov OBE The James Hutton Institute, Scotland; Prof Chris Garforth Reading University, UK; Dr Aaron Goater UK Parliamentary office for STI; Dr Sean Butler, Head of Strategy NIAB, University of Cambridge, Prof Ian Hodge, Professor of Rural Economy, University of Cambridge, UK; Patience Kumalo, Executive Director, Qinus Integrated Management Systems UK and Prof. Kevin Urama, Executive Director, ATPS.
Prior to the launch, the ATPS-UK chapter held its first Annual General meeting on 2nd August 2013 which was presided over by Prof. Sir Brian Heap who is also an ATPS board member.
The event will be hosted by the ATPS UK Steering Committee under the leadership of the ATPS UK National Chapter Coordinator – Mrs Martha Ngozi Ugwu.
To attend the ATPS UK launching, please register at the following link http://atpsuklaunching.eventbrite.co.uk Limited spaces (120 seats) available will be allocated on first come first served bases
Mr. Ambrose Nwodoh,
ATPS UK Communications Coordinator
Tel: +44(0)782 551 3420, +44(0)203 667 3377