Leap 4.0 – African Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The 4IR is well established in many parts of the world, with technological advances driving profound social and economic change. However, for many developing countries, particularly countries in Africa, the 4IR may not offer the anticipated 'leap' forward. This book seeks to identify the challenges and opportunities the 4IR presents to South Africa and the rest of the African continent, especially to workers and marginalised sectors of society.

Science, Technology & Innovation and Intellectual Property

2020 was an eventful year for the whole world, as a public health and economic crisis raged, bringing to the fore the perennial challenge of how to craft and use Intellectual Property (IP) institutions, law, policies and practices, collectively ‘IP frameworks’ to add to efforts to achieve sustainable development, and to consider recovery paths for economies. This coincided with intensified efforts to boost intra-African trade and enhance regional integration through the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)and the entry of the US into negotiations for a bilateral FTA with Kenya. This book engages with this challenge in its six chapters.

Tensions Related to Openness in Researching Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledge Systems and...

Contextualizing Openness: Situating Open Science Edited by Leslie Chan Angela Okune, Rebecca Hillyer, denise Albornoz, and Alejandro Possada Published by Ottawa Press Available online from the IDRC Canada. CHAPTER...

Inclusive Trade in Africa: The African Continental Free Trade Area in...

Four Open AIR Steering Committee members from two different hubs, authored a chapter on the new African Continetal Free Trade Area.

Contextualizing Openness

Contextualizing Openness , published by University of Ottawa Press and edited by Leslie Chan et al, offers a fascinating look at Open Science and...

The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti

Tobias Schonwetter and Bram van Wiele contributed a chapter in The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti, examining how South African...

Cyber Law in Kenya

Isaac Rutenberg’s publication co-authored with Michael Murungi, Cyber Law in Kenya (2nd edition), was published in March 2019. This book is a practical guide...

Human Rights, Digital Society and the Law

This book explores the main fundamental issues and practical dimensions related to the safeguarding of human rights in the internet, which are at the focus of current academic debates.

Genetic Resources, Justice and Reconciliation: Canada and Global Access and Benefit...

Edited by: Chidi Oguamanam. When the oral history of a medicinal plant as a genetic resource is used to develop a blockbuster drug, how is the contribution of Indigenous Peoples recognized in research and commercialization? What other ethical, legal, and policy issues come into play? Is it accurate for countries to self-identify as users or providers of genetic resources?

The Cambridge Handbook of Public-Private Partnerships, Intellectual Property Governance, and Sustainable...

The Open AIR network itself has been something that many have asked us for reflections on before. In line with previous publications on this...