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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

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…

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…

Victoria Schorr 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 Publication Date: 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 HolmanPublication Date: septembre 2017 Télécharger: Chapitre 2: Cadres d’analyse de l’innovation africaine : l’entrepreneuriat,…

Jeremy de Beer September 1, 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 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 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. 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 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: 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

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