AFRICA: Call to translate research spend into results

African governments have been called on to make it mandatory for higher education institutions to have policies on research. There also needs to be...

Support R&D to adapt to climate change, says OECD report

Research and development (R&D) incentives are an important policy instrument to help countries adapt to climate change, says a report released yesterday (24 November). Changing...

Another cassava processing centre for Sierra Leone

Farmers in Sierra Leone have gotten another cassava processing center that will strengthen the value chain and boosts the processing of the root crop. The...

Ten amazing Africans that inspired the World

By Patrick Rosario - AfricanBrains Whether they were charismatic leaders, thinkers ahead of their time, musicians, or athletes, over the course of history, many Africans...

Ethiopia Gains International Laboratory Accreditation

To better ensure the quality of medicines in Ethiopia, the country’s medicines quality control laboratory-the Product Quality Assessment Directorate (PQAD)-has attained the internationally recognized...

Q&A: Calestous Juma and African innovation

Harvard globalisation professor Calestous Juma talks to SciDev.Net about how to get Africa's wealth of innovation making an impact Calestous Juma, director of the Science,...

Rural North West School scores big with new state of the art Science Lab...

Malefo Secondary School in Tweelagte outside Rustenburg became the first school in the North West to receive a state-of-the-art science laboratory. There was jubilation,...

IBM Launches New Cloud for Data Science and Engineering

IBM today unveiled a new cloud offering called Cloud Private Data that’s designed to help organizations utilize data science and machine learning techniques to...

Africa’s informal economy can boost innovation

To make an impact, science and technology must embrace Africa's informal system of making and trading, argues Steve Daniels. For half a century, science and technology...

Use new funding models to get drugs to world’s poor

Trade deals are threatening generic drugs — we need new ways to incentivise affordable drug development, says health expert Daniele Dionisio. Just under three billion people...

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