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WIPO-IGC 43: Logjam Over Two Genetic Resources Texts

By Chidi Oguamanam, cross-posted from ABS Canada Last Meeting on the GR Text Under the 2022-23 Biennium May 30-June 3, 2022: Delegates met in-person and virtually...

Pourquoi la nouvelle proposition sur l’accès aux vaccins est-elle insuffisante ?

Par Abdelhamid Benhmade Enfin, une nouvelle proposition sur la vaccination gratuite et universelle est en discussion à l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC). L'Afrique du Sud,...
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Attention aux accords internationaux d’investissement !!

Par Abdelhamid Benhmade À quelques semaines près, l’Organisation mondiale du commerce tiendra sa douzième conférence ministérielle pour discuter de plusieurs dossiers tant complexes qu’épineux, entre...

Opportunities for Women in Transformative Innovation and 4IR in Africa

By Pamela Mreji Since the beginning of time, women and men inventors and entrepreneurs have transformed our world through the power of their imagination and...

Digital Mandhwane: Enabling Inclusive Digital Transformation in Rural South Africa 

By Kgopotso Ditshego Magoro COVID-19 has exposed that, while the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) evangelists are preaching that we are experiencing a revolution, for many...

Interim Report 2021

First/Third World COVID-19 Vaccination Divide The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to disrupt Open AIR activities. Certain of our research activities have had to be postponed,...

Harnessing AI and Big Data for Development in Africa: The Prospects and Challenges of...

By Sileshi Hirko Putting Africa at the Forefront in Digital Economies Central to the flourishing digital economies, the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the...

Access to Sustainable and Inclusive Energy through Pay-As-You-Go Solar Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Mireille Yeo Wondia There have been significant global efforts to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 – to ensure access to reliable, affordable and...

Innovation and Scaling by Tech Hubs and Their Hosted Startups: Three South African Cases

Authored by: Lucienne Abrahams Abstract: This Working Paper sets out a view of the nature of three South African tech hubs, their modes of knowledge...

Le Big Pharma a-t-il raison de freiner des quatre fers ?

Par Abdelhamid Benhmade Sans pour autant être d’un optimisme béat ni sombrer dans un pessimisme démesuré, il est clair que la dérogation aux droits de...