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Where we are committed to recognizing Africa's role in the global knowledge economy and discovering which knowledge governance policies will best ensure that the social and economic benefits of innovation are shared inclusively.
Recent Activity at Open AIR
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By Desmond Oriakhogba As an Open AIR NERG and QEScholar, I have been conducting research since June 2018 on the empowerment of indigenous craft women in Africa.…
Open AIR Research into 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies and Artificial Intelligence: Southern Africa & Canada
By Nagham El Houssamy and Nadine Weheba This is part three in a three part series. For part one, click here. For part two, click here. Monumental…
Open AIR Research into 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies and Artificial Intelligence: Eastern Africa
By Nagham El Houssamy and Nadine Weheba This is part two in a three part series. For part one, click here. For part three, click here. Monumental advances…
By Nagham El Houssamy and Nadine Weheba This is part one in a three part series. For part two, click here. Part three can be read here. Monumental advances…
Annual Report 2018
Since its inception more than a decade ago, Open AIR has created capacity at four African hubs and evolved into one of Africa’s most unique and credible voices on IP and innovation issues. Open AIR’s evolution is a result of its studies across several economic sectors and areas of IP, which have continuously grown in breadth and depth. This, combined with ongoing training of network members, has resulted in significantly increased capacity among our researchers, including emerging African scholars who joined Open AIR as Research Fellows, as well as African policy and issue leaders, and African innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs.
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