Africa's Science Skills Dearth Slows Development


While Africa's burgeoning economic growth may be able to sustain science through domestic funding, the shortage of scientists and research capacity threatens this very growth, an analyst says.
  • Africa:  Science Backlog 'Threatens Development'

    SciDev.Net, 2 November 2012

    The "remarkable recent economic growth" in many African countries may be able to sustain science through domestic funding (rather than through external sources) - but a lack of ... read more »

Class science programs assist in expanding training for women.

  • Tunisia:  'Tunisia Needs Scientific Strategy to Develop Renewable Energy' - Industry Official

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 30 October 2012

    Mr. Rachid Ben Dali, Director General at the Ministry of Industry, stressed the need to establish a scientific strategy that takes into account the technical and economic aspects ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zim Embraces Nanotech

    The Herald, 31 October 2012

    The Government last week launched a national nanotechnology programme which seeks to anchor development of the science in the country. read more »

  • Africa:  New Gender Benchmarking Study Finds Numbers of Women in Science

    Women in Global Science & Technology, 4 October 2012

    In the first study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading ... read more »

  • Benin:  National Database Could Raise Country's Science Profile

    SciDev.Net, 31 October 2012

    Benin needs a national database of scientific research if it is to raise the profile of its science and depend less on international cooperation for its research, according to a ... read more »

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