Open AIR’s chief publishing accomplishment in 2020 was the Scaling Innovation report. Nevertheless, there were a large number of other publications this year from across our network.
Over the past 18 months, five Working Papers have been published on topics ranging from social innovation in Indigenous enterprises, to innovation in Nairobi tech hubs, to the gender gap in intellectual property.
We also helped to put out a special thematic issue of The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), featuring six peer-reviewed articles based on Open AIR research. Several of our researchers published book chapters and even books, with a preference for open access. A complete listing can be found online, and here are some highlights:
Zamanzima Mazibuko-Makena & Erika Kraemer-Mbula (eds.)
Leap 4.0: African Perspectives on the Fourth
Tobias Schonwetter & Jeremy de Beer (guest eds.)
Thematic Issue: Collaborative Innovation in African Settings. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC)
Nicole Tumaine & Jeremy de Beer
“Innovation in Refugee Economies: Supporting Intermediaries that Embrace Informality”, in J. Charmes (ed.), Research Handbook on Development and the Informal Economy
Arthur Gwagwa, Isaac Rutenberg & Melissa Omino
“Use and Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa”, in W.L. Filho et al. (eds.), African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation
“Artificial Intelligence and Inequality in the Middle East: The Political Economy of Inclusion”, in M.D. Dubber et al. (eds.), The Oxfprd Handbook of Ethics of AI
Jeremy de Beer et al.
“Open Innovation in Africa: Current Realities, Future Scenarios, and Scalable Solutions”, in M.L. Smith & R.K Seward (eds.), Making Open Development Inclusive: Lessons from IDRC Research
Jeremy de Beer
“Open Innovation in Development: Integrating Theory and Practice across Open Science, Open Access, and Open Data”, in M.L. Smith & R.K Seward (eds.), Making Open Development Inclusive: Lessons from IDRC Research
“COVID-19 and Africa:
Does “One Size Fit All” in Public Health Intervention?” in C.M. Flood et al. (eds.), Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19