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Centro Africano de Innovación Transformativa (TIAH)

The Transformative Innovation African Hub (TIAH) is based at the Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria, South Africa. TIAH brings together a network of Africa’s science, technology and innovation (STI) ministries and agencies, funders and organisations committed to transformative innovation for systems change, sustainable and inclusive development. This Hub aims to make use of STI in fostering long-term systems change and transforming Africa, thereby contributing to the realisation of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and achieving the SDGs.

TIAH’s programmes and activities include transdisciplinary research in STI domains, working with STI systems actors and stakeholders – researchers, policymakers, funders, investors, industry NGOs and civil society. In delivering the programmes and activities TIAH adopts the broad definition of innovation that goes beyond products and processes and includes social, grassroots, and frugal innovation.

TIAH activities focus on three core themes, which are: 1) Transformative research and knowledge co-production in a co-creative approach, 2) Policy experimentation with demonstrators and formative evaluation, and 3) Training, skills and capabilities building.

TIAH was launched during TIPC’s Africa week in May 2023. Since then the hub has recruited a post doctoral fellow and gave an initial seminar presentation at Future Africa, TIAH’s member organisation and the University of Pretoria’s pan-African collaborative research platform that works across scientific fields and disciplines, and with society, to address Africa’s biggest and most urgent contemporary challenges. 

TIAH seminar with Future Africa
Participants of the TIAH seminar with Future Africa

TEAM

TIAH focusses on conducting transdisciplinary research in STI domains, working with STI systems actors and stakeholders – researchers, policymakers, funders, investors, industry NGOs and civil society.

HUB COORDINATION

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWS

CONTACT

The Transformative Innovation Africa Hub is coordinated by the University of Pretoria and works closely with researchers at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. For more information you can mail to Chux Daniels y Mary-Anne Phasa. Below you will find more information about the policy experiment as well as articles and documents developed by TIAH.

EXPERIMENTS

TIAH Experimental Case studies

As part of their pilot phase, the Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH) has conducted three experimental case study projects, yielding insights into defining an experiment and understanding the system in an African context. NOMADIC EDUCATION IN KENYA: A CASE STUDY...

MEMBERS

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PARTNERS

NEWS & EVENTS

SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) TIP TRAINING FOR POLICYMAKERS

The Transformative Innovation Africa Hub will be hosting a training event on the Southern African Development Community Transformative Innovation Policy in Johannesburg in partnership with the SADC Secretariat, the University of Pretoria, the University of Sussex Business School, the Trilateral Research Chair Transformative Innovation, 4IR and Development, the University of Johannesburg, the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), and the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe). …

OUTPUTS FROM THIS HUB

El papel de la innovación transformadora para la localización de los ODS. Perspectivas de ...

La Agenda 2030 posicionó a la ciencia, la tecnología y la innovación como medios cruciales para alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). Este documento explora cómo un experimento de política sudafricano localizado llamado “Living Catchments Project” (Proyecto LC) contribuye a los ODS ...

TIP Thinking llevado a nuevas audiencias

La Serie de Aprendizaje Abierto 2021 de TIPC tenía como objetivo fortalecer las redes de actores que trabajan en enfoques de políticas transformadoras y cambió aún más la narrativa de la política de ciencia, tecnología e innovación hacia un enfoque en la transformación y los ODS. El Consorcio recibió más de 350 ...

Enfoque de política de innovación transformadora para la gestión de desechos electrónicos en Ghana: Perspectivas ...

Ghana, como en muchos países africanos, se enfrenta al desafío de gestionar de manera sostenible los desechos electrónicos (e-waste). El país cuenta con un marco legal y está en proceso de desarrollar una política pública para la gestión de desechos electrónicos. Sin embargo, la basura electrónica ...