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ATPS in the News: Why Africa Still Lags Behind

Lack of appreciation of indigenous research findings, that would form the basis of policy formulation, is a serious drawback to Science Technology and Innovation in Africa. This was expressed by Dr. Nicholas Ozor who is the Senior Research Officer at the African Technology Policy Studies Network.

“Preference by our own leaders for Science Technology Innovation (STI) policies developed by scientists in western nations is disgraceful,” regrets Dr. Ozor.

He spoke at the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) roundtable held in Nairobi themed ‘Status of STI Policies in Eastern Africa and their Role in Fostering Agricultural Biotechnology Development’.

Posted on Friday 5th April, 2013

 

 

 

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