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ATPS Collaborates with UNESCO and NACOSTI to Co-author a policy brief on Mainstreaming Gender in the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of Kenya.

ATPS Executive Director, Dr.  Nicholas Ozor (4th left) presents copies of the policy brief to NACOSTI Secretary/CEO, Dr. Moses Rugutt at NACOSTI offices, Utalii House, Nairobi.ATPS Executive Director, Dr. Nicholas Ozor (4th left) presents copies of the policy brief to NACOSTI Secretary/CEO, Dr. Moses Rugutt at NACOSTI offices, Utalii House, Nairobi. (Click to enlarge)The African Technology Policy Studies Network, in Collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, (UNESCO) and Kenya’s National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) have co-authored a policy brief on Mainstreaming Gender in the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy of Kenya.  The brief is aimed at influencing the mainstreaming of gender into the national STI policy of Kenya.

The Policy Brief was developed after a series of consultative workshops and meetings including a Capacity Building Workshops in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Formulation and Implementation for Sustainable Development in East Africa held from 31st October to 1st November 2011, a capacity building workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Science, Technology and Innovation Policymaking held between 5th and 6th  September 2013 and a roundtable meeting on engendering STI policy in Kenya held on 22nd October 2014. 

The brief was officially presented to NACOSTI on 22nd January 2015 by the ATPS Executive Director, Dr. Nicholas Ozor, in a ceremony witnessed by the NACOSTI Secretary/CEO, Dr. Moses Rugutt and other senior management staff. The Policy Brief is expected to be disseminated through NACOSTI to all the relevant ministries in Kenya as well as the 47 County Governments in the country. 

Posted on Sunday 3rd April, 2016

 

 

 

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