ATPS Launches the Australian Chapter
The African Technology Policy Studies Network in collaboration with Murdoch University launched the Australian Chapter of the Network. The Australian Chapter brings the total number of ATPS Chapters to 30, and increases the number of diaspora chapters from 2 to 3.
The Australian chapter, which was launched on the 27th of August 2012 at Murdoch University’s Senate Room, will become the principal channel through which the most talented African-Australians (drawn from the academy, business, civil society and government) will engage or re-engage with the continent of Africa. This network will be organized around the major themes of the ATPS which include health, agriculture, mineral science and the environment and represents a strong alignment with the current make-up of Murdoch’s research engagement with Africa. Additionally, the social science and humanities disciplines can contribute to policy development and the social and political dimensions of science, technology and innovation.
Furthermore, the chapter links Murdoch University with similar like-minded professionals in Africa, Europe and North America and potentially Asia. This will enable Murdoch to interact at the highest levels of professional and academic engagement globally with those committed to sustainable development of the African continent and to support the same.
Posted on Wednesday 12th September, 2012
ATPS Executive Director holds talks with representatives from the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development