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Ousmane Kane

Dr Kane holds a Doctorate in Applied Plant Physiology (1976), from Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris and a PhD in Food Science and Technology (1987) from the Laval University of Quebec City, Canada.

He has produced three theses, five collective books and more than 60 articles or presentations in International Scientific Journals or events held in several places in Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia. He is also co-author of the African Chapter of UNESCO World Science Report 2010,

He is a former Researcher(since 1971) and Director-General (1981-1986) of the Institute of Food Technology (ITA) of Senegal, Dr Kane was appointed as Deputy (1986-1997)), then as substantive  Executive Director (1997-2009) of the African Regional Centre for Technology (ARCT),until he retired in October 2009.

He is a founding fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and Techniques of Senegal (ANSTS) and also Member of the New York Academy of Science (NYAS). Dr Kane has extensively worked on Technology Innovation and Intellectual Property rights issues, on linking research to Socio-Economic Development, in particular through valorization of research results, as well as on the Formulation of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for several African countries, as UNESCO , UNECA  or IDRC consultant