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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

À la découverte de la « Darky » : une imprimante 3D fabriquée au Sénégal

Par Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou La difficulté d’accès à l’équipement est souvent pointée comme l’un des principaux problèmes dont souffrent les makerspaces…

Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou December 14, 2018

Fablabs et le développement durable de l’Afrique

Par Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou Je suis Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, doctorant en Communication Publique à l’Université Laval (Québec, Canada). Je m’intéresse…

Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou November 30, 2018

Highlighting Inclusion of Marginalized Voices at International Conferences: A NERG’s experience

By Nicole Tumaine Over the past four months, I have had the privilege of attending three international conferences as a panelist thanks to the generous support of…

Nicole Tumaine October 22, 2018

The Nollywood Phenomenon: Innovation, Openness and Technical Opportunism in the Modeling of Successful African Entrepreneurship

Abstract: The Nigerian movie industry, known as Nollywood, has attracted an impressive degree of research interest since its debut in the 1990s, resulting in a dedicated…

Chidi Oguamanam October 17, 2018

The Maker Movement Across North Africa

Authored by: Nagham El Houssamy and Dr. Nagla Rizk This Working Paper sets out findings from research exploring the growing maker movement across North Africa, focusing…

Nagham El Houssamy October 5, 2018

Skills Development, Knowledge and Innovation at Suame Magazine, Kumasi

Authored by: Yaw Adu-Gyamfi and Benson Adjei This Working Paper sets out findings from research exploring the growing maker movement across North Africa, focusing…

Yaw Adu-Gyamfi September 4, 2018

MSMEs and Open Collaborative Innovation in Botswana

Authored by Njoku Ola Ama and Francis Nathan Okurut, this study explores the adoption, by micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Botswana, of open…

Njoko Ola Ama August 29, 2018

Determinants of Innovation in Ethiopian Informal-Sector Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs)

Authored by Wondwossen Belete, this Working Paper examines the main factors affecting the process of learning and innovation in informal-sector micro and small enterprises…

Wondwossen Belete August 10, 2018

Determinants of Innovation Capability in Informal Settings: The Case of Nigeria's Clustered ICT Microenterprises

Authored by Oluseye Oladayo Jegede and Olubukola Esther Jegede, this study contributes to the growing literature on innovation capability in the informal sector…

Oluseye Jegede August 7, 2018

Firm-Level Innovation In Africa: Overcoming Limits and Constraints

Edited by Oluseye Jegede and other non-Open AIR researchers including Abiodun Egbetokun, Richmond Atta-Ankomah, , Edward Lorenz. Click Here to Purchase The literature…

Oluseye Jegede August 1, 2018

How DIY Biology can Improve Access to Digital Agricultural Technologies

By Vipal Jain Digital agricultural research is transforming the way crops are developed. New tools can speed up the ability to produce crops with higher yields that…

Vipal Jain June 13, 2018

Making at AFRICAOSH Summit 2018

By Outlwile Maselwanyane  The first gathering for Africa Open Science & Hardware (AfricaOSH) was hosted by Kumasi Hive innovation hub, Kumasi, Ghana, on April…

Outlwile  Maselwanyane May 30, 2018

Maker spaces in developing countries: Sites of innovation despite simultaneous challenges

by Mohamed Hosny In the past few years, there have been several initiatives to help entrepreneurs introduce new creative and innovative products that break from…

Mohamed Hosny May 22, 2018

Historic Gathering of Africa’s Open Science Hardware (OSH) Innovators – the AfricaOSH Summit, Kumasi, Ghana

By Chris Armstrong  Open AIR was privileged to be a supporting partner of the inaugural AfricaOSH Summit, held 13-15 April 2018 at the Kumasi Hive innovation hub…

Chris Armstrong May 11, 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

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