Kasirim Nwuke says countries could begin by enacting domestic laws similar to the United States of America’s Bayh-Dole Act which enables universities and non-profit organisations to own, patent and commercialise inventions that result from research funded by the government.

African Governments Urged to Increase Science and Technology Research Funding

By Khalifa Hemed Published December 10, 2017 Higher education policy should be aligned with science, technology and innovation (STI) to transform economies across Africa. Specialists meeting during the 4th Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, Technology and the African Transformation in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, have agreed that increasing funding for universities and other higher education

Hendrina Doroba is the current Executive Director of African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

Kenyan Organisation Wins Prize for African Development

By Irene Gaitirira Published November 29, 2017 African Women Educationalists (FAWE) of Kenya has won a US$1 Million prize from Kuwait for what is described as its ‘exemplary work in education-development in Africa’. Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), the administrators of the Al-Sumait Prize which covers one of three categories–Health, Food Security and

Edson Mpyisi, Coordinator of Enable Youth Programme at African Development Bank says Africa should involve its youth in its agriculture sector.

Agriculture Could Solve Africa’s Youth Unemployment Problem

By Irene Gaitirira Published November 23, 2017 Only three-out-of-11 young people entering the job market in Africa every year end up in formal jobs in a continent whose youthful population (15-35 years) is estimated to number 420 million. But did you know that agribusiness could provide a remedy to the problem of youth employment across

Dr Qian Keming, Vice Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, said the US$30 Million the grant demonstrates the value China attaches to the relationship with Uganda.

Uganda to Modernise Its Revenue with Chinese Grant

By Abdi Ali Published November 9, 2017 Uganda is set to modernise its Customs department with a grant from China. The Government of China has agreed to give Uganda a US$30 Million grant to suppor Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to acquire latest technologies in the form of non-intrusive scanners, modernised customs risk management, supervision and

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, winner of the World Food Prize 2017, with his prize.

Only New Agrarian Systems and Mechanisation Can Make Africa Food Secure

By Khalifa Hemed Published October 30, 2017 Though Africa sits on 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world, it is the only region of the world where the number of people who face food insecurity has increased, 300 million more people are malnourished and the continent shall spend US$110 billion to import

Said Adejumobi, Regional Director, Southern Africa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Market Liberalisation Without Production is Meaningless

By Khalifa Hemed Published October 29, 2017 Opening up of markets in Africa without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster. Said Adejumobi, the Southern Africa regional director of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says without production, trade and market liberalisation in Africa is meaningless. Adejumobi spoke in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city,