Ann Njoki Kingiri


Ann Kingiri is a senior Research Fellow at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). She is a Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) policy and development researcher with a focus on inclusive and sustainable development in Africa. She heads the Science, Technology, Innovation (STI), Knowledge and Society (STIKS) programme as a director. She has experience in capacity building, research and policy analysis focusing on innovation studies and development, agriculture, renewable technologies, biotechnology, digital innovation, gender and climate change. Ann’s research and policy analysis approach involves innovation systems thinking and transformative thinking. She holds a PhD degree from UK in Development Policy and Practice discipline focusing on new biosciences policy. She is the Secretary General of The African Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (AfricaLics). This is a network of scholars working on how innovation and competence-building may be harnessed for development in Africa. Ann is also serving as a non-executive director of Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC).
Role in TIPC: Conference 2019