28 September 2023 09:00(格林威治标准时间)
29 September 2023 17:20 (GMT)
Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS), Nairobi / Online

About Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH)

Launched during Africa Week in May 2023, the Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH) is a leading network of the region’s science, technology and innovation ministries, agencies, funders and organisations dedicated to transformative innovation for sustainable development. Partnered with Future Africa at the University of Pretoria, TIAH’s central premise is science as a public good. TIAH orientates around the innovation approaches – Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP) – and the investment philosophy – Transformative Investment (TI).

As a new African network, TIAH is focused on furthering science, technology and innovation (STI) impact in Africa with exciting new collaborative initiatives and investments. The aim is to utilize STI more effectively in transforming Africa. To this end, TIAH’s programmes and activities involve transdisciplinary research in STI domains, working with researchers, policymakers, funders, investors, industry, NGOs and civil society. TIAH addresses STI as cross-cutting issues that underpin many of the system transformations that Africa aspires to achieve.

In TIAH’s work, a broad definition of innovation focuses on socio-technical system change, which importantly includes social, grassroots, informal and frugal innovation. It extends beyond just typical technological and business innovations, products and processes which may neglect the social, cultural and community aspect of innovation and transformation. TIAH, in close partnership with Future Africa; the global Consortium, Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC); and other key network actors, strives to build a continent-wide Community of Practice (CoP) that creates and supports Transformative Agents (TAs) for the region.

About Trilateral Research Chair in Transformative Innovation, the 4th Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development (TRCTI)

Transformative innovation and the 4th Industrial Revolution for Sustainable Development (Trilateral Chair programme) is a partnership between the University of Johannesburg (South Africa), the University of Sussex and the African Centre for Technology Studies (Kenya).

The programme builds on complementary and overlapping expertise amongst the three partners to strengthen African scholarship for examining transformative innovation, and developing transformative innovation policy, in the context of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and efforts to achieve sustainable development. The research programme has the ambition to develop and test a new theoretical framework to understand transformation, in the context of 4IR and from an African perspective. By using a transformation lens the proposed programme will also look at the governance and policy issues of how to exploit the transformative potential of these technologies to address the SDGs.

Here the programme will work with the existing Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) currently coordinated by the Science and Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and the University of Sussex, UK. The TRCTI aims to develop a Community of Practice in the area of TIP by building a TIAH Hub in Sub-Saharan Africa.

About Transforming climate innovation ecosystems through inclusive transdisciplinarity (TransCIIT)

This initiative aims to establish stronger relations between the full range of actors in the climate innovation ecosystem (CIE) in Kenya, including entrepreneurs. One of the main objectives of the project is to promote transdisciplinary research through matchmaking. To this end, to enact inclusive transdisciplinarity, the project focuses on the role universities can play in this effort to maximise the benefits for women and youth. Ultimately, the target is the institutionalization of the matchmaking service at the academic (university/intermediary) and policy level (national). The project also seeks to enhance the functionality of a developed web-based matchmaking application and to generate an open-source version that will be made freely available to CIE stakeholders. TransCIIT is implemented by a consortium made up of members of the Trilateral Research Chair in Transformative Innovation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development 2 (TRCTI), Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST). It is funded by the British Council.

Objectives of the TIP workshop are as follows;

a) Showcases the value of TIP approaches for policy practice in the African context.
b) Enables hands-on interaction with one of TIP tools (radar tool).
c) Introduces the activities of TIP-Africa.
d) Provides clear pathways for further interaction with TIP-Africa and the STI ecosystem stakeholders.
e) Explore the transformation and transdisciplinary aspects of innovation through the lens of Climate Innovation Ecosystem under the TranCIIT project.

DAY 1: 28 September 2023
Theme: Introduction to TIP & Practice
Day 1 Facilitator – Prof. Rebecca Hanlin, UJ, South Africa

09h00 – 09h20

Presenter: Prof. Tom Ogada, Executive Director, ACTS & Dr. Ann Kingiri, Director of Research & Innovation, ACTS

  • 欢迎
  • Objectives and Expected Outcomes of the TIP Policy Workshop

09h20 – 09h40

Official Opening:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Permanent Secretary, High Education and Research

09h40 – 10h00

Presenter: Prof. Erika Kraemer-Mbula, UJ / Trilateral Chair, South Africa

The Trilateral Chair and Transformative Policy
Research Agenda

10h00 – 10h10

Presenter: Dr. Chux Daniels, TIAH / SPRU / Trilateral Chair, UK

  • Introduction to Transformative Innovation Africa Hub
    (TIAH) & Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP)

10h10 – 10h40

  • Q&A, Open Discussion and Reflections

10h40 – 11h00

  • Break

11h00 – 12h00

Presenter: Dr. Chux Daniels, TIAH / SPRU / Trilateral Chair, UK

  • TIP Concepts and Tools Showcase. Q&A

12h00 – 13h00

Presenter: Dr. Vicky Shaw, TIPC, UK (Online/Zoom)

  • Introduction to TIP Radar Tool and Exercise

13h00 – 14h00

  • Lunch

14h00 – 14h40

Presenter: Dr. Rob Byrne, SPRU/Trilateral Chair, UK

  • Introduction to Transformative Outcomes and
    Formative Evaluation.

14h40 – 15h00

  • Q&A, Open Discussion and Reflections

15h00 – 15h20

  • Break (optional)

15h20 – 16h45

  • TIP Radar Tool Exercise

16h45 – 17h00

Presenter: Prof. Rebecca Hanlin, UJ, South Africa

  • Summary of Day 1


  • End of Day 1

DAY 2: 29 September 2023
Theme: TIP in Practice – Operationalization
Day 2 Programme Facilitator: Dr. Rob Byrne

09h00 – 09h20

Presenter: Prof. Rebecca Hanlin

  • Recap of Day 1
  • Objectives and Expected Outcomes of Day 2

09h20 – 09h50


  • TIP in Practice 1: Case Study on Kenya. Q&A Dr. Frank Ndakala, Ministry of
    Education, Kenya

09h50 – 10h30

Presenter: Dr. Chux Daniels

  • TIP in Practice 2: Case Studies from Ghana and Senegal


Presenter: Prof. Erika Kraemer

  • TIP in Practice 3: Case Study and Policy Experiment from
    South Africa. Q&A

11h00 – 11h20

  • Break

11h20 – 11h50

Presenter: Dr. Matias Ramirez, UK (Online/Zoom)

  • TIP in Practice 4: Case Studies from Latin America, Q&A

11h50 – 12h30

Presenter: Dr. Sandra Boni, Spain (Online/Zoom)

  • TIP in Practice 5: Case Studies from Europe (Sweden and European Union Climate-KIC MOTION), Q&A

12h30 – 13h00

  • Q&A, Open Discussion and Reflections

13h00 – 14h00

  • Lunch

14h00 – 14h30


Dr. Rob Byrne, SPRU/Trilateral Chair, UK

  • Background to TranCIIT project

14h30 – 15h00

Presenter: Dr. Ann Kingiri

  • Transdisciplinarity in Climate Innovation Ecosystem

15h00 – 16h30

Presenter: Prof. Solomon Ogara, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST)

  • Showcase event – TransCIIT (matchmaking platform) (Discussion on institutionalization of matchmaking service – input from policy makers & other actors) plus Q&A

16h30 – 16h50

  • Break

16h50 – 17h20

Presenter: Dr. Chux Daniels

  • Key takeaways from the workshop & Next steps


  • End of Day 2 & Workshop


变革性创新非洲中心 (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...