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African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Title: African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Creator: African Centre for Technology Studies <Nairobi>
Abstract: ACTS is an international intergovernmental science, technology and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledge through policy analysis, capacity building and outreach. The centre strives to rationalize scientific and technological information to enable African countries make effective policy choices for improved living standards. ACTS works with partners and networks including academic and research institutions, national governments, UN bodies, regional and international processes and NGOs. ACTS' research and capacity building activities are organised in five programmatic areas:
* Biodiversity and Environmental Governance;
* Energy and Water Security;
* Agriculture and Food Security;
* Cross-Cutting Issues; and
* Science and Technology Literacy.
Its members include the the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Malta, Uganda and Ghana, as well as the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). [according to site editor's information]
Keywords: Africa; Biodiversity; Biotechnology; Sustainable development; Energy; Food supply security; Research institutes; Technological science; Environmental technology; Water
Countries: Africa. General Resources
Subject areas: Education & Academia ยป Higher Education & Research Institutions
Location of the site's editor: Kenya
Resource type: International and supranational Organisations
Language: English
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