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

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,