Project Duration: February 2020 to October 2020
Grantor: Lancaster University, UK
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nicholas Ozor
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Amount: £ 88,000
Garnering supports and legitimacy for programs and initiatives run in Africa from regional and national governments could undoubtedly lead to ownership, high visibility, success, and sustainability of such programs and initiative. However, the process of engaging with these high-level bodies and governments is not straightforward. It requires strong champions who have established longstanding relationships both formally and informally with these governments to achieve the desired objectives.
This study will review and analyse existing policies and institutions related to eco-innovation development in the six RECIRCULATE participating countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, and Zambia with a view to understand what works (successes), what does not work (failures) and why (reasons for successes or failures).
Through this study, gaps in policies could be identified and recommendations made to the respective governments for change. Such change could also be advocated for deliberately depending on mandate and resources. Again, institutions responsible for eco-innovation will be mapped to understand the actors, roles, linkages, and contexts that will lead to overall sustainability of eco-innovation in these countries.
Key Objectives and Activities
To carry out this study, we propose to adopt three approaches to ensure robustness in the study. These approaches include:
The evidence generated from the RECIRCULATE research activities could be used to inform policy change which the policymakers may be interested to follow up on.
The Policy and Institutional Landscape for Eco-Innovation in Selected African Countries
Institutional Landscape for Eco-innovation Development in Africa; ATPS Technopolicy Brief No.60
Eco-innovation Policies for Sustainable Development in Africa; ATPS Technopolicy Brief No.61