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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.

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 and 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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Botswana
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South Africa

PARTNERS

NEWS & EVENTS

Transformative Innovation Africa Hub Opening

What’s the new Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH) about? How is it different to the previous TIP Africa Hub? What new partnerships are happening? You are invited to get the insight and low down on this exciting new development and collaboration…

OUTPUTS FROM THIS HUB

TIP Thinking Taken to New Audiences

TIPC’s 2021 Open Learning Series aimed to strengthen networks of actors working on transformative policy approaches and further shifted the narrative for Science, Technology and Innovation policy towards a focus on transformation and the SDGs. The Consortium received over 350...