The ATPS is a trans-disciplinary network of researchers, policymakers, private sector actors and the civil society that promote the generation, dissemination, use and mastery of STI for African development, environmental sustainability and global inclusion.
The ATPS Phase VIII Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 has identified four strategic priority areas of focus during the period. These are: agriculture, food and nutrition; energy; climate change and environment; and health.
The ATPS network functions through National Chapters in 30 countries (27 African and 3 Diaspora chapters). The National Chapters operate under National Coordinators who provide intellectual and administrative leadership at country level.
The program is intended to support the Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to provide social sector leaders and decision-makers with knowledge about the conditions for creating a more effective social sector that fosters continuous social innovation.
It aims to create a positive impact on the lives of poor or vulnerable populations by supporting the innovation capacity within the social sector, specifically within social sector organizations.
The results of this research will be integrated into the work of social sector leaders in their respective areas of work in ways that create positive social change.
Social Innovation: An Untapped Resource for Inclusive Growth in Africa