Watu WamaeView all speakers
Dr Watu Wamae is an Analyst in the Innovation and Technology Policy team at RAND Europe since 2010. She is also a visiting fellow at the Open University and at the African Centre for Technology Studies. Prior to joining RAND Watu worked both in academia and government and has significant experience informing innovation strategy and policy. In her previous appointments she worked closely with governments at the national, regional and pan-African levels. Watu continues to inform policy making in Africa and is a member of the Technical Experts Group for the African Observatory on Science, Technology and Innovation, which a multidisciplinary team of five leading scholars and practitioners of science, technology and innovation policy. She is also involved in a number of research networks and is a board member of the African Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems whose main focus is to strengthen research capacity in Africa.