Sophie West

Africa Regional Lead

I am a Knowledge Transfer Manager for International & Development and lead our programmes in Africa. I am responsible for the delivery and management of Innovate UK KTN’s international programmes, facilitating research and innovation collaborations with key economies around the world.

Previously I worked for an International Development consulting company responsible for the delivery of multi-stakeholder, overseas development assistance programmes across a range of sectors and countries. I held the role of the Programme Coordinator for one of the UK Department for International Development’s first trilateral cooperation programmes to effectively triangulate UK Aid with Chinese South-South cooperation.

I have lived and worked in East Africa. I hold an MSc in International Development from the University of Bath and a BSc in Economics from University of York.

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Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa

We are delivering a 6-year (2019-2025) UK International Development funded Global Alliance Africa project which aims to build new and stronger UK-African partnerships to maximise the creation of inclusive market access, funding and investment opportunities through innovation knowledge transfer between the UK, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.


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