Mugabe Ouma John

Mugabe Ouma John was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2013. As a fellow, Mugabe Ouma John 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

Prof Mugabe is Professor of Science and Innovation Policy at the Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM), University of Pretoria and founding Director of the Foundation for Innovation and Technology-Africa (FIT-Africa) Pretoria, South Africa. He is former Executive Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Nairobi, Kenya, and Director of the Office of Science and Technology of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Midrand, South Africa.     He was a Programme Officer of the International Diffusion of Biotechnology Programme of the International Federation of Institutes of Advanced Study (IFIAS), Maastricht in the Netherlands. Prof. Ouma-Mugabe holds a doctorate degree in political economy of technology and environmental policy from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He serves of many boards and committees of international organizations and programmes.    Prof Ouma-Mugabe is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) since 2001 and Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) since 2013. He has published on science, technology, innovation and environmental policy in Africa. His current research focuses on the political economy of science, technology and innovation policy-making in Africa. He is writing a book tentatively titled Building Links: Science, Innovation and Public Policy in Africa.