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  • Challenges for UN's Tech Transfer Body


    The "lightning speed" with which a UN-led initiative to transfer technologies for tackling climate change to developing nations has been set up is impressive, but remaining... Read more »

  • Drones Help World Bank Projects By Mapping Land


    When the World Bank is planning a new project and seeks land maps and information about land rights, it often must rely on crumbling old documents stacked in dusty offices. Read more »

  • Rejected Ideas 'Could Have Aided Developing Countries'


    Developing countries missed out on a chance to use novel 20th century development ideas to move their economies forward, says a distinguished African scholar. Read more »

  • Train Coaches in Matjiesfontein Converted Into Science Centre


    The Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, has inaugurated a new science centre housed in two old train carriages at the Matjiesfontein Transport Museum. Read more »

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  • Secrecy Among Firms May Be Impeding Innovation


    Firms in Kenya are using secrecy instead of patents to protect their valuable ideas and innovations, according to preliminary results from a World Bank study, and this is hampering... Read more »

  • EU Criticised for Failure to Transfer Technology


    European countries contribute less to global technological development than other developed nations, and are pursuing intellectual property policies that are not "development... Read more »

  • Urgent Infusion of Engineers Needed

    New Era

    If Namibia is to achieve Vision 2030 and the Fourth National Development Plan (NDP4) then the seven percent current annual growth in engineers entering the profession has to be... Read more »

April 04

April 03

  • Why the EU and Africa Must Cooperate On Astronomy Research


    When the heads of states of the European Union and Africa meet in Brussels this week (2-3 April) to work out their future cooperation, they will have input from a series of expert... Read more »

  • U.S. Innovation Partnership Aims to End Extreme Poverty


    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is further "ramping up" its commitment to placing science and technology at the heart of development with the launch... Read more »

  • EU-Africa Research Must Start Learning From Failures


    There was one unpleasant surprise in what was otherwise an invigorating and useful high-level discussion at the EU-Africa Business Forum this week (1 April) in Brussels, Belgium: a... Read more »

April 02

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