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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

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…

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

ICT strategy development: from design to implementation case of Egypt

Authored by: Sherif Jamel and Nagla Rizk Download: ICT strategy development: from design to implementation case of Egypt Information and communication technology…

Nagla Rizk January 20, 2017

A Framework for Assessing Technology Hubs in Africa

Authored by: Jeremy de Beer, Paula Millar, Jacquelene Mwangi, Victor Nzomo, and Isaac Rutenberg Abstract: This article fills a gap in the research on technology…

Jeremy de Beer January 12, 2017

Evidence-based Intellectual Property Policymaking

Authored by: Jeremy de Beer Abstract: Governments have long been interested in making intellectual property (IP) policy based on sound evidence. There is a large…

Jeremy de Beer January 2, 2017

Annual Report 2016

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 November 18, 2016

Briefing Note: Optimising Benefits from Publicly Funded Research

Published by Open AIRPublication Date: 2014Download: Optimising Benefits from Publicly Funded Research (323) This 2014 Briefing Note highlights Open AIR…

Open AIR January 1, 2014

Briefing Note: Place-Based Branding for Locally Specific Products

Published by Open AIRPublication Date: 2014 Download: Briefing Note: Place-Based Branding for Locally Specific Products (392KB) This 2014 Briefing Note outlines…

Open AIR January 1, 2014

Briefing Note: Managing Benefits from Traditional Knowledge (TK)

Published by Open AIRPublication Date: 2014Download: Briefing Note: Managing Benefits from Traditional Knowledge (TK) (403kb) This 2014 Briefing Note highlights…

Open AIR January 1, 2014

Briefing Note: Innovation Linkages between Formal and Informal Sectors

Published by Open AIRPublication Date: 2014Download: Open A.I.R. Briefing Note: Innovation Linkages between Formal and Informal Sectors (360kb) This 2014…

Open AIR January 1, 2014

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 au…

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

WIPO Briefing Paper 3

ACA2K network membersPublication Date: 2009 Download : WIPO Briefing Paper 3: Research Findings from Africa Relevant to WIPO SCCR 19 This December 2009 Briefing…

African Copyright and Access to Knowledge December 1, 2009

WIPO Briefing Paper 2

ACA2K network members Publication Date: 2009 Download : WIPO Briefing Paper 2: Copyright & A2K in Africa: Research Findings on Limitations & Exceptions…

African Copyright and Access to Knowledge May 1, 2009

WIPO Briefing Paper 1

ACA2K network membersPublication Date: 2009 Download : WIPO Briefing Paper 1: Research Findings from Africa in Relation to WIPO Development Agenda Priorities This…

African Copyright and Access to Knowledge April 1, 2009