Barbara Glover is a dedicated advocate for science, technology, and innovation in Africa. With a background in innovation and emerging technologies and extensive experience in research and policy, Dr. Glover currently serves as the Programme Manager of the African Union High-Level Panel on Emerging Technologies at the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD). In this role, she works towards harnessing scientific advancements for the sustainable development of the continent. Dr. Glover’s passion lies in promoting collaborative efforts that leverage technology for positive impact across diverse sectors.
Her current work builds upon experiences working since 2016 at AUDA-NEPAD in aiding African countries identify, harness and implement emerging technologies for Africa’s socioeconomic development. In this role, she supports conducting research and analyzing data on topical issues such as AI, conducting evidence-based analysis of STI, drafting policy recommendations and guidelines for deploying emerging technologies, and contributing to the development and implementation of capacity building programs in science, technology, and innovation for building a culture of innovation among the youth.