We are a science, technology and innovation (STI) policy think tank registered in Kenya as a not-for-profit company. Our primary concern is that despite advancements in science, technology and innovation (STI), poverty levels in Africa are increasing; environmental degradation is worsening; the ecosystem has become more fragile; sustainability has been compromised and livelihoods threatened. So we ask three big questions: Why have the developments in science, technology and innovation not made any significant difference in African development? Why have STI policies not translated into practical change on the ground? How come pockets of success piloted across countries have not scaled?
Our work focuses on enhancing the capacity of African governments, organizations, firms and individuals to tap into the vast STI knowledge, generated either in the continent or on the global stage, for increased innovation, better decision-making and wealth creation. To do so, we strive to understand the barriers to the adoption and use of science, technology and innovation for decision-making and wealth creation. We provide objective analysis through high quality, rigorous and targeted policy research; strengthen skills through training, coaching and hands-on support and provide opportunities for networking, joint learning and dialogues.
To be the leading science, technology ad innovation (STI) policy research think tank in Africa.
To equip policymakers, researchers and business practitioners with the knowledge, tools and skills that enhances their capabilities for innovation, decision-making and wealth creation.