Mammo Muchie

Mammo Muchie was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2013. As a fellow, Mammo Muchie contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Policy Sciences

Professor Muchie holds a PhD in Science, Technology, Innovation for Development (STI4D) from the University of Sussex. He is currently a DST/NRF Research Professor oflnnovation Studies at the Institute of Economics Research on Innovation (IERI), at Tshwane University of Technology. He is also concurrently the professor at Development and International Relations(DIR) at Aalborg University. He is also senior Research Associate at the SLPTMD Programme at Oxford University.He has held various positions, among which include the Director of the Research Programme on Civil Society and African Integration at the then University of KwaZulu-Natal, Honorary Professor at Jiaxing University in China, Assistant Professor in Amsterdam University, Visiting Professor in Carlton College,USA , Principal Lecturer at Middlesex University, Professor at Aalborg University and Lecturer at Cambridge University. He teamed up with the founders of the Globelics initiative to start the new relationship between Northern and Southern researchers by focusing researchon the challenges of building African innovation systems. Thus Africa has been put first in highlighting the Globelics foundation of a new field on Innovation and Development. ( He is a scientific Board member of Globelics and the Globelics Academy. He started and is Chief editor of the African journal on Science, Technology, Innovation and Development that has been founded in 2009.( He also helped to found the African Globelics Doctoral Academy that has also been founded in 2009 Qntp:// He is a scientific board member of the network that connects North Africa, with the Middle East and southern Europe Perhaps one of the most significant contributions to promote the emerging field on innovation studies in Africa was the South African research Chairs Initiative. (SARChI). The first chair on innovation studies supported by the DST/NRF in South Africa was awarded to Prof.Muchie to promote doctoral and post-doctoral research in Africa. He is also a founding scientific advisor to 'the African Solar network ( He is chairman of the Network of Ethiopian scholars ( and is chide editor of the open access electronic journal The Ethiopian Electronic Journal for Research & Innovation Foresight (Ee-JRIF.). He is also editor of the Globelics journal of Innovation and Development (published by Routledge)(, and the Journal of Agriculture and Economic Development,ssociate Editor of the Journal of Economics and Institutions, University of Malaysia and others. He has served as a postdoctoral mentor in the NRF national postdoctoral Forum. His abiding interest is to see Africa fully free and united with originality and relevance. Professor Muchie has widely published in the areas of: (i) International political economy and the emergence of new world orders, (ii) Broad based development studies, (iii) The foundation of an African system of innovation, and (iv) Comparative regional research on technology and development. Since 1985, he has· produced over 200 publications, including books, chapters in books, articles in internationally accredited journals and entries in institutional publications.