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Dr. Julius Mugwagwa

Innogen Research Fellow

Telephone

+44 (0)1908 332 517

Fax

+44 (0)1908 654 825

Email

j.t.mugwagwa@open.ac.uk

Building

ESRC Innogen Centre, Development Policy and Practice Group, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Biography

Julius received undergraduate and postgraduate training in biological sciences and biotechnology in Zimbabwe before attaining a PhD in biotechnology policy at the Open University, looking at cross-national convergence/harmonisation of biosafety systems in southern Africa. He has worked considerably on science and technology issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Julius recently co-edited a Special Issue on Agricultural Innovation and Food Security in Africa: Tracing Connections and Missing Links for the Journal of International Development (Vol 22, Isue 3)

Publications

Book Chapters

Mugwagwa JT (2009) 'Ever-changing policy context: the one stable threat to biotechnology governance in Africa' in Lyall C et al (ed). The Limits to governance: The challenge of policy-making for the new life sciences, Ashgate, United Kingdom

Chataway, J., Wield, D., Hanlin, R., Mugwagwa J., Smith, J. and Chatuverdi, K. (2009). Building the Case for Systems of Health Innovation in Africa, in Kalua, F.A., Awotedu, A., Kamwanja, L.A. and J.D.K. Saka (eds). 2009. Science, Technology and Innovation for Public Health in Africa. Monograph, NEPAD Office of Science and Technology, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

Chataway, J., Wield, D., Hanlin, R., Mugwagwa J., Smith, J. and Chatuverdi, K. (2009). Technological trends and opportunities to combat diseases of the poor in Africa, in Kalua, F.A., Awotedu, A., Kamwanja, L.A. and J.D.K. Saka (eds). 2009. Science, Technology and Innovation for Public Health in Africa. Monograph, NEPAD Office of Science and Technology, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

Mnyulwa, D and Mugwagwa J (2005). Agricultural biotechnology in Southern Africa: A Regional Synthesis, in Steven Were Omamo and Klaus von Grebmer, eds., Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Security in Southern Africa (Washington DC, and Harare: IFPRI and FANRPAN)

Journal Articles

Mugwagwa, Julius T., Wamae, Watu, Outram, Simon M. (2010) ‘Introduction: Agricultural innovation and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tracing connections and missing linksJournal of International Development Vol 22, Issue 3, p 283-288, DOI: 10.1002/jid.1688

Mugwagwa, Julius (2010) ‘Alone or together? Can cross-national convergence of biosafety systems contribute to food security in SSA?Journal of International Development Vol 22, Issue 3, p 352-366, DOI: 10.1002/jid.1693

Mugwagwa, J.T. and Kilonzo, S.M. (2009) ‘Societal beliefs, scientific technologies and HIV/AIDS in Africa: facing the challenge of integrating local communities in Kenya and ZimbabweInternational Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development, Vol.8, No.3, pp. 249 - 264 Mugwagwa, J.T. (2009) ‘Collaboration in biotechnology governance: why should African countries worry about those among them that are technologically weak?’ International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development, Vol.8, No.3, p265

Working Papers

Mugwagwa J T (2008). . ESRCInnogen Working Paper Number 56

Policy Briefs

Mugwagwa J. (2011) Cross-national convergence of biosafety systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. ESRC Innogen Centre Appropriate Governance of Life Sciences Policy Brief No. 10

Hanlin, R.E and Mugwagwa, J.T (2009) Saving Lives in Africa Through Health Innovation, Innogen Review p14 - 19

Mugwagwa J T (2009) Interrogating the feasibility of cross-national cooperation in technology governance: the case of biosafety in southern Africa, ESRC Innogen Centre Appropriate Governance of Life Sciences Policy Brief No. 7

Chataway, J., Hanlin, R., Mugwagwa J. and Muraguri, L (2008) Where are Product Development Partnerships (PDPs) headed and how can THeSyS help them get there? ESRC Innogen Centre Appropriate Governance of Life Sciences Policy Brief No. 6

Mugwagwa, J.T. and Ayele, S (2008). Compliance and dispute settlement mechanisms for biosafety, Issue Paper produced for the African Union’s Human Resources, Science and Technology Unit.

Chataway, J, Wield, D, Hanlin, R, Mugwagwa J T, Smith, J and Chatuverdi, K (2007). Technological Trends and Opportunities to Combat Diseases of the Poor in Africa; A Background Policy Paper prepared for NEPAD in advance of the AMCOST meeting and the African Union Summit January 2007

Member of Research Team for the AU/NEPAD High Level Panel on Modern Biotechnology which produced the report: Juma, C. and Serageldin, I. (Lead Authors) (2007). Freedom to Innovate: Biotechnology in Africa’s Development, A report of the High-Level African Panel on Modern Biotechnology. African Union (AU) and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Addis Ababa and Pretoria.”

Papers presented (selected)

Mugwagwa JT (2008). Of cross-national convergence of biosafety systems in the SADC region: colliding motivations and fears, ESRC Genomics Network Conference, 28 – 29 Oct, Savoy Place, London

Mugwagwa JT (2008). Cross-national convergence of biosafety systems in the SADC region: colliding motivations and fears, Paper presented at the 1st All Africa Biotechnology Congress, Grand Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22– 26 September, 2008

Mugwagwa JT (2008). Studying cross-national convergence of biosafety systems in southern Africa: regional context, challenges and realities, IDC Research Students’ Event, 23 April, Open University

Mugwagwa JT (2007). Transnational governance of biotechnology: a clash between institutions and a relentless context? Paper presented at the ESRCGenomics Network Conference, 25 – 26 October, London.

Mugwagwa JT (2007). Beyond rhetoric: how near is convergence of biosafety systems in southern Africa? Paper presented at the Development StudiesAssociation Conference, 18 – 20 September, Sussex.

Mugwagwa JT (2007). Biotechnology policy convergence in southern Africa: an overview. Presentation made at the NEPAD Office of Science andTechnology at the end of a 3-month research internship, August 3, Pretoria, South Africa.

Mugwagwa JT (2007). Multiple understandings of biotechnology policy convergence in southern Africa: implications for theory and practice, IDC Research Students’ Event, 28 March

Clark N and Mugwagwa J T (2007). Trends in technologies for combating diseases of the poor in Africa. Paper presented at a NEPAD Workshop on Health Innovation Systems, July 22, Entebbe, Uganda.

Research Interests

Science, technology and health innovation, cross-national biotechnology governance, policy convergence and institutional dynamics.