TIPC

Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (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.

 

 

Spotlight

TRANSITIONING TO ELECTRIFIED, AUTOMATED AND SHARED MOBILITY IN AN AFRICAN CONTEXT: A COMPARATIVE REVIEW OF JOHANNESBURG, KIGALI, LAGOS, AND NAIROBI – A BLOG SUMMARY

Outputs from this Hub

Nomadic Education in Kenya: A Case Study of Mobile Schools...

John Ayisi1, Frank Ndakala1, Rose Nyanga2, Chux Daniels3, Boniface Wanyama4, Roselida Owuor1,5 1 Ministry of Education, Directorate of Research, Science and Technology (DRST), Nairobi, Kenya. 2 Maseno University, Kenya 3 Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK 4...
22 October 2019 - 24 October 2019

TIP Africa Hub Experimentation Training

The South African National Foundation of Research are hosting a 2 day training on policy experimentation for African policymakers to embark on a National Programme of Transformation. Professor Johan Schot, Academic Director of TIPC, said of the Transformative innovation Policy (TIP) training:...