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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

Feminine Wisdom as an Axis to Traditional Knowledge in Africa

By Michael P.K. Okyerefo* The pivotal place of feminine wisdom in Africa may surprise a good many outsiders! As one of my friends would always say, “women possess…

Michael P.K. Okyerefo July 11, 2019

The Open African Innovation Research Partnership Transition Workshop

By Dana El Bashbisy On the 8th of February 2018, members of the Open African Innovation Research Partnership (Open AIR) gathered in Accra, Ghana to share research…

Dana El Bashbisy April 1, 2019

Nigerian National Workshop on Research Grant Writing and Administration

By Nan Warner A number of senior members of the Open AIR Network participated in the Nigerian National Workshop on Research Grant Writing and Administration, hosted…

Nan Warner March 14, 2018

Open AIR NERGs successfully defend PhD theses

This fall, two Open AIR New and Emerging Researchers Uchenna Ugwu and Sileshi Hirko successfully defended their PhD theses at the University of Ottawa. Food Security…

Victoria Schorr March 1, 2018

A Cross-Regional Research Partnership for Sustainable Development: The Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) Experience

Authored by: Chidi Oguamanam and Jeremy de Beer Abstract: This paper positions and critiques the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network as a unique…

Chidi Oguamanam June 27, 2017

The Intellectual Property Treaty Landscape in Africa, 1885 to 2015

By Jeremy de Beer, Jeremiah Baarbé, and Caroline NcubePublication Date: 5 May 2017 Download : The Intellectual Property Treaty Landscape in Africa, 1885 to 2015 (1MB)…

Jeremy de Beer May 5, 2017

Three Centuries and Counting: The Emergence and Development of Intellectual Property Law in Africa

Authored by: Caroline Ncube Download: Three Centuries and Counting: The Emergence and Development of Intellectual Property Law in Africa This chapter will be published…

Caroline Ncube May 1, 2017

Meet Open AIR’s New and Emerging Researchers Group (NERG)

First Stop, the American University in Cairo By the AUC New and Emerging Research Group and Meika Ellis Under the masterful guidance of our North African hub leader,…

Meika Ellis November 2, 2016

Open Call for Case Studies

Open AIR is calling for African case studies that shed light on the following two overarching research questions: How can open collaborative innovation help businesses…

Nan Warner November 12, 2015

Open AIR receives multimillion dollar SSHRC Grant

Open AIR's Canada hub has been awarded a prestigious multimillion dollar Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.…

Victoria Schorr September 14, 2015

June Open AIR Network Meeting in Cairo

When SSHRC and IDRC awarded sizeable, prestigious grants to support Open AIR in its third phase of research, the Network’s leadership promptly organized a face-to-face…

Hartland Elcock July 3, 2015

Innovation and Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa

Editors: Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong, Chidi Oguamanam and Tobias SchonwetterPublication Date: 2014Download: Innovation and Intellectual Property: Collaborative…

Jeremy de Beer January 1, 2014

Knowledge and Innovation in Africa: Scenarios for the Future

By: Shirin Elahi and Jeremy de Beer, with Dick Kawooya, Chidi Oguamanam, Nagla Rizk and the Open AIR network Publication Date: 2013Download: Knowledge &…

Jeremy de Beer January 1, 2013

L’accès au savoir en Afrique : le rôle du droit d’auteur

Sous la direction de : Chris Armstrong, Jeremy de Beer, Dick Kawooya, Achal Prabhala and Tobias Schonwetter Date de publication : 2011Télécharger : L’accès…

Chris Armstrong January 1, 2011

Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright

Editors: Chris Armstrong, Jeremy de Beer, Dick Kawooya, Achal Prabhala and Tobias Schonwetter Publication Date: 2010Download: Access to Knowledge in Africa: The…

Chris Armstrong January 1, 2010