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Centre d'innovation transformatrice en Afrique (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 et 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

NEW PUBLICATIONS: ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN KENYA

The East African Medical Journal has published three new articles by the Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH). These publications examine the critical issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Kenya. AMR occurs when microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are...

Mobiliser le pouvoir de transformation de la recherche pour atteindre le...

Ce document aborde la question importante de savoir comment la recherche peut soutenir la mise en œuvre des 17 objectifs de développement durable (ODD) des Nations Unies définis dans le programme 2030. Jusqu'à présent, l'attention portée à ce sujet s'est concentrée sur la compréhension et...

LA DYNAMIQUE DU FINANCEMENT MONDIAL DE LA RECHERCHE PUBLIQUE SUR LE CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE,...

Trente ans de financement de la recherche sur le climat ont négligé le potentiel des technologies transformatrices expérimentales. Une nouvelle étude menée par des universitaires de l'unité de recherche sur les politiques scientifiques (SPRU) de la Business School de l'Université de Sussex, qui a utilisé un cadre d'innovation transformatrice, a découvert le...

ARTICLE DE JOURNAL : Transition vers une mobilité électrifiée, automatisée et partagée dans...

Cet article se concentre sur les moteurs et les obstacles offerts par trois innovations - les véhicules automatisés, la mobilité électrique et le covoiturage et le partage de vélos - dans les quatre zones urbaines africaines de Johannesburg (Afrique du Sud), Kigali (Rwanda), Lagos (Nigéria) et Nairobi. (Kenya). Nous demandons : quoi...