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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.



Annual Report 2017

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…

Victoria Schorr September 5, 2017

Open innovation in development: Integrating theory and practice across open science, open access, and open data

Authored by Jeremy de Beer, this article integrates the concepts of open innovation and open development. It extends the theory of open development beyond the field…

Jeremy de Beer July 26, 2017

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

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

Chidi Oguamanam June 27, 2017

Ramifications of the WIPO IGC for IP and Development

Authored by Chidi Oguamanam Over the years, the idea of traditional knowledge has progressively unraveled as a traction point for complex issue linkages between…

Chidi Oguamanam June 15, 2017

The Maker Movement in Gauteng Province, South Africa

Authored by Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Chris Armstrong, this Working Paper sets out findings from research into the dynamics of the emerging “maker” movement in…

Erika Kraemer-Mbula June 6, 2017

Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA VIII)

Authored by: Caroline Ncube, Tobias Schonwetter, Jeremy de Beer and Chidi Oguamanam. To assist trade policymakers in the development of a framework, this paper explores…

Caroline Ncube May 5, 2017

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

Authored by: Caroline Ncube This chapter will be published in the Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property edited by Rochelle Dreyfuss and Justine Pila. It provides…

Caroline Ncube May 1, 2017

Open Innovation in Development: Integrating Theory and Practice Across Open Science, Open Education, and Open Data

Authored by: de Beer This article integrates the concepts of open innovation and open development. It extends the theory of open development beyond the field of…

Jeremy de Beer January 26, 2017

ICT strategy development: from design to implementation case of Egypt

Authored by: Sherif Jamel and Nagla Rizk Information and communication technology (ICT) is continuously setting the pace for a changing, competitive and dynamic…

Nagla Rizk January 20, 2017

A Framework for Assessing Technology Hubs in Africa

Authored by: Rutenberg,Nzomo,Mwangi,Millar,de Beer

Isaac Rutenberg January 12, 2017