The African Technology Forum is a platform created by African students in The Massachusetts Institute of Technology to encourage and popularise technology in Africa. They help students bring out inventions through proposals that will be sponsored when approved. University of Ghana Legon’s chapter is one of the three Tertiary Institutions selected in Ghana to work on a project within a year so as to compete with Ashesi university and The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The winning school will have the opportunity for it’s project to be acknowledged in a publication by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More details of ATF will be expatiated below.
AFRICAN TECHNOLOGY FORUM- UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, LEGON CHAPTER
You…are warmly welcome to ATF- African Technology Forum (Legon Chapter). I believe you want to find out more stuffs about us. These can be found below:
WHAT WE DO
African Technology Forum is the premier source of information on science and technology in Africa. We provide practical information to corporations, individuals and institutions in the US, Africa and the rest of the world. We publish a quarterly publication, provide consulting services and networking opportunities for those involved in business and research ventures affecting science and technology in Africa. We also coordinate the Equipment Exchange Program to supply institutions throughout Africa with much needed journals and equipment.
WHO WE ARE
African Technology Forum includes volunteers with backgrounds in Architecture, Engineering, Finance, Journalism, Management Consulting, Management Information Systems, Medical Sciences, and the Sciences. We are professionals, students, faculty and staff affiliated with several colleges and universities in the United States. The organization is based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Over the past five years, ATF has been funded through subscriptions, advertising, grants and consulting fees.
Our subscribers are corporations, non-governmental organizations, development agencies, universities, professionals, and students in 85 countries around the world.
Grants have been donated by The World Bank, USA for Africa Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Bio labs Foundation, volunteers, and individuals.
Consulting clients include the government of Cape Verde, Societé Africaine de Technologie Appropriée et de Developpement (Benin), and the US-Africa Business Council.
CONFERENCES (CO-SPONSORED OR PRESENTED)
- Yale University Intercollegiate Conference on Africa, (Democracy, Development, Destiny: Setting the Agenda in Africa), April 1995
- Springfield College (MA) Conference on US Policy Towards Africa, December 1994
- National State of the Race Conference, November 1994
- Harvard African Students Conference, (Making Technology Work in Africa), April 1994
- Harvard African Students Conference, (Telecommunications in Africa), April 1993
- Technet 1993 (Sponsored by National Council of Black Engineers)
- Conference on African Development “Let Africans Speak”, MIT, September 1990
- The Fifth New York City Conference on Computers for Social Change, June 1990
The current executives of ATF, Legon are shown below:
Dr. Martin Egblewogbe-Patron
Jacob Osae Amanor – President
Theophilus Allotey – Vice- President
Legon Chapter rep-Ivan
You can get in touch with them on:
020 163 2246 / 026 7501077
We have our meetings every WEDNESDAY
5.00 pm to 6.00 pm at the Department of Physics Gardens beside the Library.
Hope you could pass by one of these days.
A MESSAGE FROM THE LEADERS—
Hello if you are reading this piece, I will say you are at the right place at this very instantaneous period in life. We want to say you are the one we have been waiting for all this while. You know why? Because you are going to be the solution the problem we have been trying to solve.
African has a lot of problems and it needs people that can solve them. And we think you are the best person to solve these problems. Don’t be skeptical you can do this. ATF seeks to help you to discover the problem solving ability in you. We seek to make you conscious of your environment and create ways of making life better.
Yes that is what we do. I believe you now have a fair idea of what is in stock. Join us lets shape our nation. Together we can make Africa a better place. The world still exist because of people like you and me.
And we believe together we can effect a change for posterity.