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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

Reconciling Intellectual Property Rights and African Development: The Right to Development Conference Charts the Way Forward

By Uchenna Felicia Ugwu In September 2017, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation[i] and the Centre for Human Rights (CHR)[ii], Faculty of Law University of Pretoria gathered…

Uchenna Ugwu February 18, 2018

Egypt’s New Investment Law: Creating Better Opportunities for Small Businesses?

By Sarah El Saeed The Egyptian Government has begun in pushing through a fiscal and monetary reform plan that includes various unpopular austerity measures. In the…

Sarah El Saeed February 12, 2018

Behind the Number: A Review of Index Methodologies to Improve Innovation Measurement in Africa

Authored by Islam Hassouna, this paper reviews the methodologies of 16 indices in innovation, information and communication technologies, economic environment, governance,…

Islam Hassouna February 8, 2018

Towards an Alternative Assessment of Innovation in Africa

Authored by Nagla Rizk, Ayah El Said, Nadine Weheba and Jeremy de Beer, this background paper is drafted with the purpose of revisiting the literature on innovation…

Nagla Rizk February 8, 2018

Financing of Innovation

By Eslam Shaaban   For decades, Kodak was a global giant in the photography industry all over the world. Over the past decade, however, their business gradually…

Eslam Shaaban February 7, 2018

Open AIR's Sileshi Hirko wins competitive grant

Mr. Sileshi Hirko, a PhD candidate in the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa, has won the Civil Society Scholars Award (CSSA). CSSA is a research grant…

Victoria Schorr February 3, 2018