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African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) again emerges as the Best Think Tank Network; Best managed Think Tank; and Best Think Tank with the most Significant Impact on Public Policy in Africa, according to a Global Survey

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) again emerges as the Best Think Tank Network; Best managed Think Tank; and Best Think Tank with the most Significant Impact on Public Policy in Africa, according to a Global Survey

The 2014 Global Go Think Tanks and Civil Society Index released in January 2015, ranks the ATPS as the best managed Think Tank in Africa (19th globally); best Think Tank Network in Africa (14th globally); and the best Think Tank in Africa with the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy (31st globally). 

In addition, the ATPS also came first in raking amongst its peers in Africa in most of the criteria relevant to its mandate and strategic priorities, including: 

  • Best institutional collaboration involving two or more Think Tanks (15th globally);
  • Best Trans-disciplinary Research Program at a Think Tank (11th globally); and
  • Think Tanks with the Best Use of the Internet (26th globally).

The ATPS came second in Africa amongst Think Tanks with the Most Innovative Policy Ideas/Proposals (28th globally); Top Think Tanks with Annual Operating Budgets of Less Than $5 Million USD (8th globally); and Best Advocacy Campaign (18th globally). Within its core mandate area of Science and Technology, the ATPS ranked 13th amongst Top Science and Technology Think Tanks globally, coming 2nd in Africa, after South Africa’s well-resourced CSIR.  ATPS was ranked 44th globally and 4th in Africa amongst Top International Development Think Tanks.

ATPS Policy Paper titled “Mainstreaming Gender in the National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy of Kenya” was ranked 45th globally and 2nd in Sub Saharan Africa among the Best Policy Study/Report Produced by a Think Tank (2013-2014). This policy report is available online at: http://www.atpsnet.org/Files/pb44.pdf 

Overall, the ATPS once again ranked amongst the top 100 Top Think Tanks and Civil Society Programs globally, ranking 96th globally amongst Top Think Tanks Worldwide (US and Non-U.S.) and 7th in Africa. The 2014 global go to think tank index report was produced after analysing a total of 6,681 Think Tanks in the world among which 467 are in sub-Saharan Africa. The survey is conducted by Think Tank and Civil Societies Program/University of Pennsylvania (USA). For more details on the 2014 Global Go Think Tank Index, kindly visit: http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=think_tanks

The ATPS Board and New Management takes this opportunity to thank all its stakeholders – Donors, Partners, National Chapter Coordinators, Grantees, Members, and Staff for their various supports in achieving this enviable global/regional ranking status. We continuously solicit for your financial supports to enable us deliver on our core mandate of building Africa’s capabilities in science, technology and innovation policy research, policymaking and policy implementation for sustainable development on the continent. For inquiries on collaboration and funding support, please do kindly contact:

The Executive Director, 

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), 

3rd Floor, The Chancery Building, Valley Road, 

P.O. Box 10081- 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya,

Email:  

Telephone: +254 (0) 20-2714092; Mobile: +254 (0) 713 161 928; Fax +254-20-2714028



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