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Nicholas Ozor

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Executive Director, African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

    Full Biography

    Dr. Nicholas Ozor holds 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) in Nairobi, Kenya—Africa’s leading Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Think Tank. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Dr. Ozor has led and is currently leading many internationally funded research projects bordering on STI; agriculture and food systems; climate change; policy development, analysis and advocacy; technology management and transfer; and private sector engagements among others. He is a member of many professional organizations, and he has published over 120 articles in reputable international peer-reviewed journals and other multimedia channels. Dr. Ozor has raised over 50 million dollars (USD) in grants to support development work in Africa. He holds many distinctive prizes and awards for academic excellence and good community leadership.