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Strengthening National Research and Innovation Funding Agencies in Africa: A Catalyst for Continental Progress

In the contemporary era of rapid technological advancements and knowledge-based economies, research and innovation have become the bedrock of sustainable development. For Africa, a continent rich in resources and diverse cultures, harnessing the power of research and innovation is essential to address its unique challenges and seize its vast opportunities. National research and innovation funding […]

Driving Research and Innovation Funding in Africa

Driving Research and Innovation Funding in Africa In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the critical role that research and innovation play in driving economic growth, societal development, and sustainable progress. Across Africa, governments, institutions, and organizations are increasingly investing in research and innovation funding as a means to address pressing challenges […]

Empowering Sub-Saharan Africa: Monitoring NDC Progress

Empowering Sub-Saharan Africa: Monitoring NDC Progress Introduction Sub-Saharan African countries are facing the immediate and critical challenge of mitigating the impacts of climate change. As signatories to the Paris Agreement, these nations have committed to implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as part of their broader strategy to combat climate change. However, to ensure the effectiveness […]

How AI Can Be Used to Develop Drought-Resistant Crops and Improve Irrigation Systems

How AI Can Be Used to Develop Drought-Resistant Crops and Improve Irrigation Systems As we confront the pressing challenges of a changing climate, agriculture remains one of the most vulnerable sectors. With increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, prolonged droughts, erratic rainfall, and growing water scarcity, farmers worldwide are grappling with the daunting task of securing food […]

DATA PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: NAVIGATING CHALLENGES IN AFRICA

DATA PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: NAVIGATING CHALLENGES IN AFRICA In an increasingly interconnected world, data has become the lifeblood of the digital age. From personal information to sensitive business records, data is generated, shared, and stored at an unprecedented rate. This digital transformation brings with it enormous benefits, but it also raises critical concerns […]

African Think-Tanks in a Post COVID-19 Dispensation

Can you ‘Plug & Play’ entrepreneurial thinking into any situation? I have been asking myself this question recently because I keep being presented with opportunities to design and deliver programmes in a wide range of settings with the common theme of stimulating an entrepreneurial mindset. That’s partly because I am part of the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE project. You might […]

Encouraging Researchers to Think Outside the Box

Can you ‘Plug & Play’ entrepreneurial thinking into any situation? I have been asking myself this question recently because I keep being presented with opportunities to design and deliver programmes in a wide range of settings with the common theme of stimulating an entrepreneurial mindset. That’s partly because I am part of the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE project. You might […]

STI POLICY GAP: A BARRIER TO ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN AFRICA

STI POLICY GAP: A BARRIER TO ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN AFRICA By Dr. Jaro Arero Deputy Director, Basic Sciences & Engineering Division at the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and a STI Policy Expert. As global economic trends move from commodity to knowledge economy, ideas have become an important constituent of the modern day trading process. […]

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