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

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...

Africa poised for solar lighting boom

As many as 120 million households in Africa will be living off-grid by 2015, creating one of the world's largest markets for portable...

TECHNOLOGY: IRIN’s pick of the year – 2010

NAIROBI, 21 December 2010 (IRIN) - It has been a big year for the uptake of new online technologies in emergencies, especially those using...

Research on ICT for development ‘lacks African voice’

African academics are being left behind in the rush to research how communication technologies can help development, according to a review of papers...

Indian Firm To Train Ghanaians In IT

Inga Farms Ghana Limited, in collaboration with Maharashtra Knowledge Cooperation Limited (MKCL) of India, has announced plans to provide world-class Information Technology (IT) education...

More money could halt malaria deaths, says WHO

Malaria deaths could be stopped by 2015 if enough investment in control measures is made, the WHO has said. Over the last decade the number...

Indigenous knowledge degree combines arts and sciences

The first comprehensive degree in African indigenous knowledge, combining natural and social sciences, will start in South Africa next year. The Bachelor of Indigenous...

Diversifying crops ‘could green African agriculture’

The biodiversity of crop fields could be key to a greener revolution in Africa, where ecosystems are degrading and crop yields are stagnating,...

Question Box brings world of information to villagers

A project to enable rural people, many of them illiterate, to get whatever question they want answered has been deemed a success by its...

Launch of Global Innovation through Science and Technology

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...

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