KONTE, Almamy

African Observatory on STI (AOSTI), Equatorial Guinea

Dr Almamy Konte is a Senior Expert in Innovation Policy at the African Observatory for Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI) of the African Union Commission, based in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Dr Konte was the Director of the Technological Research in the Ministry of Scientific Research in Senegal, from May 2006 to May 2012. During this period, he was responsible of the Technology policy in Senegal and he had several responsibilities at the ministerial level including the coordination for the development of the Science and Technology Park under the technical assistance of the United Nations. As the representative of Senegal in many international and regional initiatives, Dr Konte was responsible for the data produced by Senegal in the African Innovation Outlook released in 2010 by the NEPAD Agency within the African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators initiative (ASTII). As a result of his interest in STI indicators and policy, and the works he has undertaken on innovation in the informal sector in Senegal, his name was put forward as member of the Steering Advisory Committee of the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CESTII) of South Africa, in November 2011. Dr Konte had provided several times its expertise to assist UNESCO, NEPAD Agency in their STI capacity building programme for African countries. Dr Konte is a co-author in the UNESCO 2015 Science report specifically in the chapter on ECOWAS region. Dr Konte holds a PhD in Physics and he has many years of experience as lecturer and researcher at University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar and at the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis where he was the Head of the Computer Science Department from 2001 to 2005. In the scope of his research work, Dr Konté has been an Associate Researcher at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy, from 2001 to 2009.



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