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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

Towards an Alternative Assessment of Innovation in Africa

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

Nagla Rizk February 8, 2018

A Scan of South Africa's Maker Movement

Authored by: Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong, Meika Ellis and Erika Kraemer-Mbula Abstract: This Working Paper sets out findings from a national scan of maker collectives…

Jeremy de Beer December 21, 2017

Perspectives on Research Excellence in the Global South: assessment, monitoring and evaluation in developing-country contexts

Authored by Robert Tijssen and Kraemer-Mbula Abstract: Our article discusses various features of research excellence (RE) in Africa, framed within the context of…

Erika Kraemer-Mbula October 1, 2017

Integrating Gender Perspectives into African Innovation Research

Authored by Jeremy de Beer, Katie Degendorfer, Meika Ellis, and Alyssa Gaffen. Gender inequality remains the reality in every country. Women and girls are often…

Jeremy de Beer September 21, 2017

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…

Open AIR September 5, 2017

Chapitre 1: Innovation, propriété intellectuelle et développement en Afrique

Jeremy de Beer, Chidi Oguamanam et Tobias Schonwetter Date de publication : septembre 2017 Télécharger : Chapitre 1: Innovation, propriété intellectuelle et…

Jeremy de Beer September 1, 2017

Chapitre 16 : La propriété intellectuelle collaborative à l’heure actuelle en Afrique

Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong, Chidi Oguamanam et Tobias Schonwetter Date de publication : septembre 2017 Télécharger: Chapitre 16 : La propriété intellectuelle…

Jeremy de Beer September 1, 2017

Chapitre 2: Cadres d’analyse de l’innovation africaine : l’entrepreneuriat, l’économie informelle et la propriété intellectuelle

Jeremy de Beer, Izabella Sowa et Kristen HolmanDate de publication: septembre 2017Télécharger: Chapitre 2: Cadres d’analyse de l’innovation africaine : l’entrepreneuriat,…

Jeremy de Beer September 1, 2017

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

A Data Commons for Food Security

Jeremiah Baarbé, Meghan Blom, and Jeremy de Beer Publication Date: 20 June 2017 Download: A Data Commons for Food Security (918KB) We propose a ‘data commons’,…

Jeremiah Baarbe June 20, 2017

Ramifications of the WIPO IGC for IP and Development

Authored by: Chidi Oguamanam Download: Ramifications of the WIPO IGC for IP and Development Over the years, the idea of traditional knowledge has progressively unraveled…

Chidi Oguamanam June 15, 2017

The Maker Movement in Gauteng Province, South Africa

Authored by: Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Chris Armstrong. Abstract: This Working Paper sets out findings from research into the dynamics of the emerging “maker”…

Erika Kraemer-Mbula June 6, 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

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

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

Caroline Ncube 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

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

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

Jeremy de Beer January 26, 2017