Each National Chapter Coordinator provides intellectual and administrative leadership for ATPS activities in his/her country. The Secretariat liaises with national chapters to raise funds for carrying various STI capacity building activates at the country levels. The national chapters liaises with relevant STI Ministries, Knowledge Institutions and Private Sector Actors in their country to identify and prioritize STI capacity building needs at the country level. These identified needs inform the overall regional strategic plan of the ATPS for each strategic phase, usually covering a four year period. Each chapter provides national strategic plans outlining priority areas of STI research, training and capacity building, and science communication in their various countries each year. These identified short term priority areas guide the research, training/capacity building and science communication implementation activities of ATPS at both regional and country levels. The chapters are encouraged to register as None Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in their country to increase visibility and impact. They are also encouraged to fundraise to support national activities from national organizations, national governments, etc. Current membership of the ATPS covers 27 countries in Africa and 2 chapters in the diaspora.
Benin Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr Roch L. Mongbo
Dr Roch Mongbo is the coordinator of Le Forum International pour le Développement et l’Echange de Savoir et de Savoir-faire au Service d’une Promotion Rurale (FIDESPRA), and the Executive Director of Le Centre Béninois pour l’Environnement et le Développement Econmique et Social (CEBEDES) with 18 years of experience in practical and field training. He has held senior management positions where planning and management are part of his responsibilities. He holds a PhD in Agronomic and Environmental Sciences and a Masters Degree in Management of Agricultural Knowledge Systems from Wageningen University, Netherlands. He also holds a Masters in Rural Economics and Sociology from International Institute for Tropic Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, Nigeria. He is involved in the design, implementation and coordination of several projects including alleviation and food security, natural resources management, institution decentralization and local development among others. Mongbo is also a member of research networks and associations, and a consultant for both international and national organizations.
Senior Lecturer and Researcher
FIDESPRA/University of Abomey Calava and CEBEDES-XU dodo
02 BP 778
Tél: (229) -21304139
Celll: (229) -95966446
Côte d”Ivoire Chapter Co-ordinator
Prof. Arsène KOUADIO,
Prof Arsène Kouadio Konan, a Professor at University of Abidjan, holds a PhD in Economics from University of Montreal, Canada, Masters in Demography and has a Statistics Engineering Degree from Superior National School of Statistics and Applied Economics. He is also a consultant with various national and international organizations including the African Development Bank, the United National Development Programme and the United Children’s Fund, among others.
Associate Professor, University of Abidjan-Cocody ; Researcher, CIRES
Director, Laboratoire de croissance Economique
Executive Director, Institut pour le Développement (IPD),
Coordinator, ATPS Côe d’Ivoire,
Coordinator, RIA Côte d’Ivoire,
Fellow Researcher, AERC, Poverty Economic Policy (PEP),
Cocody, Boulelevard Latrille
08 B.P. 1295 Abidjan 08, Côte d’Ivoire
Tel : +225 22 44 60 99
Fax: +225 22 48 82 84
Mobile : +225 07 98 46 80 / 05 95 97 91
Cameroon Chapter Co-ordinator
Prof Sylvester Ndeso Atanga
Prof. Ndeso Atanga is the Dean and Associate Professor of International Health at Saint Monica American International University Buea, Cameroon. He is an Associate Visiting Professorships in Epidemiology, Health Services Research, and Public Health Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Buea and he is also the Field Research Supervisor for Final Year Medical Students, University of Gothenburg School of Medicine, Sweden.
Additionally, he is a working Group Member of the AfyaBora International Public Health Consortium which trains Future African Health Care Leaders in Leadership and Management Skills.
Prof. Atanga has a PhD in Public Health Medicine from the University of Ghana, Legon, a Masters of Public Health from Yale University School of Medicine, USA and a Masters of Philosophy in Health Policy from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. He has published over 25 scientific papers in peer review journals in subjects ranging from public health to social issues.
Prof. Sylvester Ndeso Atanga
Senior Visiting Lecturer, Epidemiology & Public Health
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Buea
P.O. Box 63
South West Province
Republic of Cameroon
Tel: + 237-653774599/ 243094176
Ethiopia Chapter Co-ordinator
Mr. Wondwossen Belete
Mr. Wondwossen Belete is the founding president of Ethiopia Society for Technology Studies (STS). Belete has more than 20 years of experience in analyzing the relation between intellectual property, innovation and development.
Belete has previously worked with the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office as the Director of Intellectual Property Protection and Technology Transfer. He was among the team that drafted the current Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of Ethiopia and he participated in the formulation of Ethiopia’s intellectual property laws. In 2004-2010 he served as a member of the technical team for Ethiopia’s accession to the World Trade Organization. Belete has consulted for the Ethiopian Government as well as agencies such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Mr. Belete holds a BA in Economics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He has published papers on university-industry linkage, SME innovation, copyright and the creative industries. He is also a member of the Open African Innovation Research Network (Open AIR).
Mr. Wondwossen BELETE,
Ag. National Coordinator
Director of Intellectual Property Protection and Technology Transfer,
Ethiopian Industrial Property Organization (EIPO)
Ghana Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr Fred Amu Mensah
Senior Research Scientist
CSIR Water Research Institute
P.O. Box M.32
Fax: +233 21 77 7170
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenya Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr Stephen Karimi
Director of Quality Assurance, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)
P.O. Box 30623, 00100 Nairobi-Kenya
Lesotho Chapter Co-ordinator
Mr. Denis Sekoja Phakisi
Acting National Coordinator
P.O. Box 8008, Maseru 100, Lesotho
Tel: +266 5885 3389
Fax: +266 22310071
Malawi Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr Kingdom M. Kwapata
Dr Kingdom M. Kwapata is a Lecturer in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology for Horticulture and Forest Crops at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bunda College since 2011. He was formerly an Assistant Professor of chemistry and microbiology for health practitioners at the Lansing Community College USA from 2009-2011. He was also a former National Coordinator, Malawi Human Rights Youth Network from 2002-2006. Dr. Kwapata has developed an efficient and reproducible system for in vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of dry beans which has been patented under the international patenting laws. Using the system he has further developed, several transgenic bean lines with genes that confer drought tolerance (HVA1, LEA 3 proteins), antifungal resistance gene (gf2.8 an oxalate oxidase), herbicide-resistant gene (B-glucuronidase ), screenable marker gene (GUS) and an anti-HIV pharmaceutical gene (SLPI).
Dr Kwapata holds a PhD in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology from the Michigan State University (2006 – 2010), an MSc in Horticulture Biotechnology from the University of Malawi (2004-2006), and a BSc. in Agriculture from the University of Malawi (1997 – 2001).
Dr Kingdom M. Kwapata
Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology for Horticulture and Forest Crops
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
Bunda College, P.O. Box 219, Lilongwe, Malawi
Mozambique Chapter Co-ordinator
Eng. Lourino Alberto Chemane
Mr Chemane holds a masters degree in electronic engineering from University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing a PhD programme on a part-time basis at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He is a certified CISCO network associate and a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). Chemane is also a consultant for various organizations.
Eng. Lourino Alberto CHEMANE
ICT and Planning Advisor
Executive Secretariat, ICT Policy Commission
Bairro da Coop
Rua Particular Dr. Antonio de Almeida
61 R/C Direito, Maputo
Tel: +258 21 309398
Fax: +258 21 302289
Cell : +258 82 3110700
Nigeria Chapter Co-ordinator
Prof Michael C. Madukwe
Prof. Madukwe works at the Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and is the National President of Agricultural Extension Society, Nigeria. He once served as a Consultant to the Raw Material Research and Development Council on mainstreaming innovation systems and development of the national Raw Material Research Policy for Nigeria.
Prof. Madukwe is a member, Advisory Committee of Science and Technology Programme of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) Netherlands; Member, Committee on Science and Technology Programme of the African Union; Editor-in Chief, Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria; Chairman, Independent Grants Committee, UniBrain Africa Project, Forum for Agricultural Research (FARA), Ghana; and in 2008-2009 he was a visiting Professor, National Universities Commission, Abuja. He is also the chairman of NUC Committee on Closure of Illegal Universities and NUC Accreditation Panel on Agriculture.
Prof. Madukwe holds Bachelors, Master’s, and a Ph.D Degree from the University of Nigeria and he has published more than 100 papers in several national and international journals. He is a member and fellow of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria.
Prof. Michael C. MADUKWE
Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension
University of Nigeria
Nsukka, Enugu State
Nigeria Chapter Co-ordinator
Prof Femi Olokesusi
Prof Femi Olokesusi has a Doctorate Degree in Geography from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria with specialisation in Environmental Planning and Management. A fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planning, he retired as a Research Professor from the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) in Ibadan, Nigeria where he worked between 1985 and early 2016. At NISER he was Director of Physical Development Department for about 6 years and among other professional and administrative duties, and also acted as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Institute from December, 2010 to August, 2011. A 1994/95 Fulbright African Senior Scholar, he has conducted several studies for several national and international agencies. Examples include Evaluation of UNDP’s 6th Nigerian Country programme on Environment and Energy, Review of 2006 UNDP Annual Programme in 2006. He served as a resource person to draft Nigeria Vision 20:2020 and the National Infrastructure Master Plan. He has also studied the Impact of the National Effluent Standards for Industries and Impact of Irrigation on Women the in Nigeria. Moreover, he served as a consultant to the UN-Habitat in 2014/2015 on the preparation of City Structure Plans for Lokoja and Dekina in Nigeria. He is currently a member of the Independent Advisory Group of the World Bank-assisted Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project and a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the College of Social and Management Sciences, Afe Babalola University, AdoEkiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He is currently keen on research in the areas of Environmental Technology, Smart Cities and Smart Destinations.
Prof. Femi OLOKESUSI
Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER)
P.M.B 5 UI Post Office
Oyo Road, Ojoo, Ibadan, Nigeria
Tel: +234 2 8103345/8102904
Fax: +234 2 2413121
Senegal Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr Papa Alione Sarr Ndiaye
Prof. Ndiaye works at the Electrical Engineering Department of the Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique, an engineering school attached to the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar. He has over 34 years experience in teaching and he is in charge of Electronics courses in the first and second cycle and Wind energy courses in the second cycle.
Prof. Ndiaye has performed numerous teaching assignments in Africa: Mauritania, Guinea, Chad, Togo and supervised many engineers in the field of instrumentation and control of electronic systems. He has also personally supervised many research projects (Thesis and Masters) in the field of renewable energies, in particular the study and modeling of wind potential in Senegal, the design of wind turbines optimized for a site and the implementation of hybrid systems for the supply of energy in isolated areas in Africa.
Prof. Ndiaye was involved in the (EOLSENEGAL)project which manufactured small wind turbines for rural electrification. Over the past two years, the most important wind / solar projects carried out by his laboratory, CIFRES have been the installation of these systems on various sites in Senegal for agriculrural applications.
Dr. Papa Alioune Sarr NDIAYE
ESP BP 15475 DAKAR Fann
Tél : Bureau (221) 864 54 18
Fax : (221) 864 21 43
Domicile (221) 820 23 88
Cellulaire (221) 634 58 88Email :email@example.com
Sierra Leone Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr. Kelleh Gbawuru Mansaray
Dean of Faculty, Faculty of Engineeringat Fourah Bay College, University of
Sierra Leone.Mount Auroel PMB Freetown Sierra Leone.
South Africa Chapter Co-ordinator
Professor Mark SWILLING
Prof. Swilling is the Programme Coordinator, Sustainable Development Programme in the School of Public Leadership; Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute; and the Co-Director of Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition.
The primary research focus of his career can be defined as ‘societal transitions’ within the wider discipline of sustainability science and governance with particular contextual focus on urban sustainability. His published research was majorly through institution-building collaborations – an achievement that was recognized in 2010 when he was awarded the Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award for success in introducing sustainability into leadership education.
Prof. Swilling has published over 60 academic articles/books including (with Eve Annecke) Just Transitions: Explorations of Sustainability in an Unfair World (2012) – runner-up Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best environmental governance book; Untamed Urbanisms (2015); and Greening the South African Economy (2016).
Cell: +27(0) 83-4597417
Tel: +27(0) 21-881 3196
Fax: +27(0) 21-881 3294
Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
Swaziland Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr Musa Dube,
Prof Musa Dube is a senior lecturer at the department of agricultural education and extension, Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Swaziland. Prof Dube holds a PhD in Agricultural extension from Iowa State University, a Master of Science in Agricultural extension Education from Michigan State, University and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from West Virginia State University, USA. He has also been the Secretary of the Royal Swaziland Society of Science and Technology (RSSST) since 1986. He was also chairman of association of the Swaziland association of adult education (SAAE) between 1986 and 1990.
Prof. Musa DUBE
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Swaziland
P. O. Luyengo, Swaziland
Tel: +268 527 40 21
Fax: +268 527 40 21
Cell: +268 618 15 79
Tanzania Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr.eng. Okuonzi John is the Co-Founder and Principal Investigator of the e-Kampus Innovative research Project, a software and services innovation framework that has been the core driver of business process improvement at Kyambogo University. He has 15 years of teaching experience at the university and five years of leadership in managing a successful innovative project at the University.
Dr. Okuonzi is a member of the National Expert Group, tasked to advice government on utilization of appropriate technology and a member of the National Intellectual Property Advisory group in Uganda. His passion of being a producer of knowledge other than consumer of knowledge through innovations has resulted in the first most successful local produced university centric system in Uganda. His focus has been to help higher education improve service delivery through digital transformation and by leveraging the utilization of indigenous IT innovations.
Dr. Okuonzi holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Information Technology. He is a Cofounding member of the Uganda Research and Innovations Management Association
Dr. John OKUONZI
National Coordinator, ATPS Uganda Chapter
Kyambogo University, Faculty of Engineering,
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
P.O Box 1, Kyambogo, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 782 353034
Zambia Chapter Co-ordinator
Burkina Faso Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr Benôit Kabore
Dr Benôit Kabore, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, holds a doctorate in education from the University of Montreal, Canada. He has worked in various capacities locally and internationally: at the University of Burkina Faso as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Training, Research and Humanities and as a research assistant in education at the University of Monteal. He was honoured with décoré chevalier de l’ordre du mérite du Burkena (an award in recognition of achievements made for the benefit of the society).
Dr. Benoit KABORE
Université de Ouagadougou
01 BP 4487
Tel: 226 812008/380715
Mali Chapter Co-ordinator
Dr Sidiki Gabriel Dembélé
Dr Sidiki Dembélé is a senior lecture rat the Rural Polytechnic Institute of Training and Applied (IPR/IFRA) of the University of Mali, Katibougou. Dembélé is a specialist in soil fertility management, production of organic fertilizers and agronomic and economic efficacy in the use of fertilizers. He has held senior positions in local and international research institutions including Expérimenter et promouvoir l’approche d’assainissement écologuque (ECOSAN) and the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF). He has a PhD in agro chemistry and a Masters degree in science. Dembélé brings a good knowledge of science and technology issues that will be an asset to setting up the new chapter.
Dr. Sidiki Gabriel DEMBELE
Agrochimie/Agroforesterie et Fertilité des sols
Bureau Ouest-Africain d’Appui Organisational et de Technologies Appropiées
B.P. E 3730, Bamako, Mali
Tél. : (223) 226 2012
Fax : (223) 226 2504
Cell : (223) 71 3806
Focal Point Coordinator – Egypt
Ms. Manal Moustafa SAMRA
Focal Point Coordinator
45 Noubar Street, Bab El-Louk
8th Floor, Apt 29,Cairo
Sudan Chapter Coordinator
Mrs. Nadia Hassan SIDAHMED
Mrs. Nadia Hassan is a researcher and head of planning department at the Industrial Research & Consultancy Centre. She is responsible for formulating strategic plans, conducting research and consultancy in various aspects of economics of Industrial Development. In 1999, she was the national coordinator for the Alliance for Africa Industrialization and has led the committees for Assessment of Industrial Policies, National conference for Sudanese industry (2010) and for preparation of the for UNIDO/ Sudan industrial Program 1999/2000.
Mrs. Hassan holds a BSc. In Agricultural Economics, Postgraduate diploma in Development Planning and an MBA in Food Industry and Agribusiness. She is a member of “Development for Poor Organization”; “Third World Organization for Women in Science”; “International Federation of University Women”; “Environmentalist’s Society” and “Sudanese Technology & Innovation Network for Poverty Reduction”
Economic Studies Department
Industrial Research & Consultancy Centre (IRCC)Sudan
Tel: +249 911449106
UK – Diaspora Chapter Coordinator
Mrs. Martha Ada UGWU
Mrs. Martha Ugwu is the ATPS National Chapter Coordinator, UK. She is also the co-founder of African Women for Science and Technology (AWFST) which was set up in 2009 to instigate cultures of innovation amongst African women and build their confidence in the generation, use, mastery and self-governance of African STI for African development.
59 Highgrove Road
Kent, ME5 7SF, UK
Morocco Chapter Co-ordinator
Prof. Dr. Saïd BOUJRAF
Prof. Said Boujraf is the head of the Department of Biophysics and Clinical MRI Methods, Faculty of Medicine, University of Fez, Morocco and the director of Clinical Laboratory at the same University.
He has previously worked as a senior researcher MRI Center, Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Ulm, Germany and at the
National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Inage, Chiba, Japan.
He also served as an Associate Researcher, Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland and as an evaluation expert of projects in EU, MENA, African organizations and Universities.
Prof. Boujraf holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics, Postgraduate Diploma in Development Planning and an MBA in Food Industry and Agribusiness. He is the author and co-author of more than hundred papers in science and technologies, assessments of research and research policies.
Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory
Department of Biophysics and Clinical MRI Methods
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Fez
BP. 1893; Km 2.200, Sidi Hrazem Road,
Fez 30000, Morocco
Tel: +212 667 780 442
Fax: +212 535 619 321
Rwanda Chapter Coordinator
Dr. Marie Christine Gasingirwa
Dr. Marie-Christine GASINGIRWA is the Director General for Science, Technology and Research in the Ministry of Education, Rwanda. Dr. GASINGIRWA has represented Rwanda in regional and international fora for the promotion of Science, Technology and Innovation. She currently serves on the National Technical and Steering Committees of different Higher Learning Institutions both Public and Private; She is the Vice-Chairperson National Commission for UNESCO; member of the international scientific committee on Science and Climate of Change in East and Horn of Africa Regions and the Governing Board of EASTECO.
She is holds a PhD in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, MSc Degree in Agricultural Biotechnology, BSc (Hons.)- Zoology and Biochemistry. She has also authored a number of scientific articles in different international journals.
Dr. GASINGIRWA holds a number of professional certificates in diverse domains which include: A ‘Diplôme de la Langue Française, Certificate on Conservation Education, Certificates on General Radiation Safety Training, and Environmental Health and Safety.
Director General, Science, Technology and Research
Directorate of Science, Technology and Research
Ministry of Education
Mobile: +250 785068350
Liberia Chapter Coordinator
Dr. Wollor Emmanuel TOPOR
Dr. Wollor E. Topor is the Dean, College of Agriculture and Food Science W.V.S. Tubman University, Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia. Prior to his appointment, he was the dean of T.J.R. Faulkner College of Science and Technology, University of Liberia. He has served as National Consultant in various capacities such as the ATPS – Liberia Chapter since 2011; Knowledge Management Network (KMN) EPA – Liberia; PD 506/08 Reviving Forestry Education in Liberia; FNR-Rio Reporting-EPA; Emerging Markets Group Ltd. for Validation of LEITI; Key Sector Analysis Agriculture (Adaptation) (UNDP-Germany); International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Liberia Diagnostic Mission; Livelihood and Landscape Strategy (LLS) with IUCN; Liberia Landscape, Sectoral Strategy and Poverty Reduction; and the Governance Reform Commission (GRC) in 2007.
While in exile in Ghana, Dr. Topor founded and served as Program Coordinator of the HELP-Society, a refugee community-based NGO. He is also the co-author of Understanding Diversity: A Study of Livelihoods and Forest Landscapes in Liberia (2009), and together with R. Buntzel, they co-authored Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Liberia (2013) and Taking the Land without Encumbrance (2013).
He has an MSc and PhD in Rural Development at Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
Tel: 00231-86875802; 00231770115520
Dr. Wollor Emmanuel TOPOR
College of Science and Technology
University of Liberia
Tel: + 231-6875802
Zimbabwe Chapter Coordinator
Mr. Benson ZWIZWAI
Mr. Benson Mutongi Zwizwai is a lecturer of Macroeconomics Theory and Policy, and Development Economics, Economics Department- University of Zimbabwe. He has extensive experience in undertaking academic and policy oriented developmental research and he is the former Chair, Department of Economics and Technology Studies, and Deputy Director, Institute of Development Studies.
He has undertaken numerous policy oriented research projects in the area of science and technology policy, including contributing to the drafting of first Zimbabwe National Science and Technology Policy and the Second Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of Zimbabwe. Other projects include information technology, technology transfer and acquisition, national S&T management and administration and alternative S&T policy frameworks for Southern Africa.
In 1996- 2002, he served as the director of Zimbabwe Science and Technology Policy Dialogue Programme which designed and implemented capacity building initiatives in the formulation of science and technology policies and programmes through training seminars and workshops for various stakeholders including senior policy makers in Government ministries and departments, Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Development Committees, Senior members of research and development institutions, the scientific community and the private sector and academia from different disciplines.
Mr. Zwizwai has a BSc Economics from University of Zimbabwe and an MA in Development Economics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
University of Zimbabwe
Box MP 167
Mount Pleasant, Harare
Tel: +263-4-303211 Ext 14282