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Launch of African European Maker Innovation Ecosystem (mAkE) Project

By Chris Armstrong Over the course of two days last week, 16-17 February, I and Open AIR colleague Nan Warner participated in the online "Kick-off...

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...

Strong Qualitative Research During the Covid-19 pandemic: A Reflection

By Larry Onyango Covid-19 has not just altered everyday life but has also upended modes of doing research. This especially applies to qualitative research that...

Providing an Equitable Framework for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: Women in the Kente Weaving...

By Angela Yeboah-Appiah Women in Ghana face diverse forms of discrimination and are not equally treated as men both in the public and private sphere....

L’Afrique à l’épreuve de la Covid-19

Par Abdelhamid Benhmade En quatre semaines, la situation est devenue extrêmement alarmante sur le continent africain. « Les populations africaines vivent l’un des pires épisodes pandémiques...

Lords of the Platforms: Beyond Banning Twitter, What else Should Nigeria do?

By Adedamola Adediji It’s a flattened world! An offshoot of this is that political discourse, commercial transactions, and economic activities have mainly moved online. This...

Access to COVID-19 Vaccines: the Patent Freeze Proposal and a New Global Strategy

By Chidi Oguamanam and Sarah O’Flaherty The State of Affairs As the vaccination rate rises in Canada and other developed nations, developing countries globally continue to record an...