Positioning Women Entrepreneurs to harness IP for AfCFTA gains

By Philda Maiga A new dawn is upon Africa, following a decision on 5 December 2020 of the African Union Assembly to kickstart the trading phase of the AfCFTA, after years of ambitious planning and negotiations. The region is now implementing a continent-wide free trade...

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Learning in Ethiopia’s Textile and Garment Sector

Authored by : Bertha Vallejo and Tadesse Getachew Mekonnen Abstract: Theoretically, foreign direct investment (FDI) favours industrial upgrading by allowing local firms to learn from global interaction and to improve their production processes by improving and maintaining quality and making processes more effective. However, empirical...

Beating the Odds: NERG Virtual Brownbag Presentations Kick-Off

The Open AIR New Emerging Researchers Group (NERG), under the leadership of Esther Ekong and Adel Osama, organized a virtual meet-up series, which kicked off on 26 January 2021. It was well-attended, with almost half of the NERG in attendance. The meeting started with opening...

Marginalisation of Indigenous Knowledge in African Education: The Case of Rwandan Traditional Medicinal Treatments for Livestock

Authored by: Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu, Chidi Oguamanam and Vedaste Ndungutse Abstract: This study explores the use of Indigenous medicinal knowledge by rural Rwandan livestock farmers to treat cattle and, at the same time, the degree to which that ethno-veterinary knowledge is reflected in the country’s technical and...

How Women’s Economic Empowerment Is Tackling Poverty in Southwest Nigeria

By Esther Adekunbi Mobolayo I started my QES in January 2020 but, within months, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. At first, it appeared as if my research would be completely halted. It happened that COVID-19 was only a hindrance, however, and not a block. Over...