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Dr. Nicholas Ozor

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    Professional affiliation

    Executive Director, African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

    Full Biography

    Dr. Nicholas Ozor has a double Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension from the University of Nigeria and in International & Rural Development from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. He is currently the Executive Director of the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) Nairobi, Kenya where he has worked for 10 years. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and is a Teaching Fellow and Mentor for the African Climate Change Fellowship Program. Dr. Ozor has led and is currently leading many internationally funded research projects bordering on science, technology and innovation (STI); natural resource management; innovation systems; climate change; development issues; policy development, analysis and advocacy; technology management and transfer; and private sector engagements among others. He is a member of many professional organizations and has published over 100 articles in reputable international journals, book chapters, and other multimedia in the area of STI and development issues. Dr. Ozor has raised over 50 million US Dollars in grants to support development work in Africa. He holds many distinctive prizes and awards for academic excellence and good community leadership.