Successful innovation depends on engaging the grassroots

Technological innovation can't be imposed on poor people — they must be engaged to select ideas that suit their lives, writes Lawrence Gudza. Technological innovation is...

Engage with Wikipedia to share scientific knowledge

The online encyclopaedia can fill a resource gap for students, policymakers and the public, say Samuel A. Assefa and Alex Bateman. Access to educational resources online can encourage...

Queen’s academics launch new African enterprise directory

Queen’s University Management School (QUMS) academics launched a new Directory to help increase innovation and enterprise within the 19 countries of Southern and Eastern...

Young African scientists must be able to contribute to development

Support for young African scientists is critical if they are to apply their knowledge to the socio-economic challenges of the African continent says Christopher...

Innovation, engine room of development

The recent global economic downturn, triggered by the malaise experienced by the western world, has enhanced the need for concerted public sector reforms in...

Africa – Can Diaspora Bonds Help Meet Development Goals?

Diaspora remittances are a key foreign exchange earner for Africa with US$40-billion flowing from the west annually. That figure is growing at 15% per year,...

SA: New Cape based company means business

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa - AfricanBrains RESOURCE NOW is one of the fastest growing companies in Africa and it looks set to be an example for...

Scale up existing S&T initiatives to bridge gender gap

Efforts to create new science, technology and innovation (STI) initiatives that aim to reduce gender inequality should be complemented by scaling up existing local initiatives with a proven...

The Young Innovators Competition is looking for talented young social entrepreneurs

The Young Innovators Competition is looking for talented young social entrepreneurs using technology creatively to meet a range of  real-life developmental challenges. If you are...

Morocco launches three projects to boost innovation

Morocco has launched three new projects, including a €45 million (US$65 million) research fund to encourage partnerships between businesses and inventors, as part...

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