Innovation

Uganda’s science to go ‘from policy to action’

January 2, 2011 at 23:14

[CAPE TOWN] Uganda came a step closer to creating a fully-fledged science, technology and innovation (ST&I) strategy this month, as it launched a process for implementing such a policy. Its […]

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TECHNOLOGY: IRIN’s pick of the year – 2010

December 21, 2010 at 16:52

NAIROBI, 21 December 2010 (IRIN) – It has been a big year for the uptake of new online technologies in emergencies, especially those using mobile money, text messaging (SMS), online […]

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Indigenous knowledge degree combines arts and sciences

December 16, 2010 at 11:19

[CAPE TOWN] The first comprehensive degree in African indigenous knowledge, combining natural and social sciences, will start in South Africa next year. The Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, a degree […]

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Question Box brings world of information to villagers

December 15, 2010 at 17:45

A project to enable rural people, many of them illiterate, to get whatever question they want answered has been deemed a success by its inventors. Curious villagers obtained answers to […]

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Launch of Global Innovation through Science and Technology

December 15, 2010 at 17:33

Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones is participating in the launch of a Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative […]

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Young African scientists must be able to contribute to development

November 19, 2010 at 18:34

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 Chetsanga Young African scientists need to […]

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Protecting Innovators – The Reason for AfricanBrains

November 12, 2010 at 12:02

Our recent post “Kenya: High Costs Deny Students Ability to Patent Innovations” talks of how students in Kenya are losing out on having their innovations protected due to the high […]

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Kenya: High Costs Deny Students Ability to Patent Innovations

November 11, 2010 at 19:27

Reproduced from Beyond the First World with kind permission. [Editor's Note: While this article is focused upon the situation in Kenya, the principles are applicable to any developing country.] Youths […]

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UNEP Launches Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa

November 10, 2010 at 16:41

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the US Government, recently launched the Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa. Radio, television, print and online journalists aged 25 to 35 […]

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2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship – Finalists Announced

November 10, 2010 at 12:22

The 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, managed by The Legatum Group and Omidyar Network, have announced the 10 finalists of small and medium-sized businesses from over 2,700 applicants across 15 […]

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