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Prof. John Mugabe - Executive Director Emiriti


John Mugabe is Professor at the Graduate School of Technology Management and Research Associate at the Institute for Technological Innovation (ITI), University of Pretoria. He is also a science and innovation policy consultant for the World Bank Institute and an associate of the Next Einstein Initiative (NEI) of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Cape Town. Between 2002 and 2008 he was Science and Technology Advisor to the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

He was Executive Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) between 1995 and 2002. Prior to that, he was a Programme Officer of the International Diffusion of Biotechnology Progrmme of the International Federation of Institutes of Advanced Study (IFIAS), Maastricht in the Netherlands. Mugabe was a member of the Kenya National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), and member of the boards of the African Conservation Centre (ACC) and member of Board of Trustees of Sustainable Agriculture Centre for Research and Development in Africa (SACRED).

He served on the International Curriculum Advisory Committee of the Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) International Inc., Imperial College, UK., and has consulted for many international agencies and countries including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Swedish Agency for Research and Development Cooperation with Developing Countries (SAREC) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Republic of South Africa, the World Bank Institute, the Government of Ghana and the Government of Kenya.

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