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Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024)

H.E. Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga, African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology

  The Constitutive Act establishing the African Union recognises the ever-growing urgency to collectively address the global social, economic and environmental challenges across our national boundaries. Governments cannot single-handedly tackle these global challenges – such as food and nutrition insecurity;, neglected and poverty-related diseases, climate change and energy, among others – which are exponentially increasing … Continue reading “Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024)”


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The Panama Papers – What do they mean? And why are they important for Africa?

Jason Rosario Braganza, Deputy Executive Director, Tax Justice Network – Africa

  In April and May of 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) made public the largest ever investigation into international fraud. This exposed a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking. The revelations, dubbed the ‘Panama papers’, have brought to the … Continue reading “The Panama Papers – What do they mean? And why are they important for Africa?”


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The four barriers for the diffusion of solar energy technologies in Africa: Trends in Kenya

Prof. Izael P. Da Silva, Strathmore University

  The diffusion of Modern Energy Technologies (MET) in Africa has been found to be very low especially for solar energy systems. The installed solar PV capacity in Africa is a major issue of concern globally. This low trend in technology adoption is of global interest because Africa enjoys some of the best solar radiation … Continue reading “The four barriers for the diffusion of solar energy technologies in Africa: Trends in Kenya”


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Can “Smart Villages” thrive in Africa and beyond?

Dr. Bernie Jones, Co-leader, Smart Villages Initiative

  Smart cities are on everyone’s lips. This development is understandable given that the last decade saw the momentous point in the history of our planet when more people lived in cities than in the countryside. Ever more people around the world are moving to cities, and 96% of urbanisation between now and 2030 will … Continue reading “Can “Smart Villages” thrive in Africa and beyond?”


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Africa and the challenge of achieving access to clean water and sanitation

Mr Bai-Mass Taal, Executive Secretary, African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)

  Africa presently reels under serious water challenges. Water-based challenges such as widespread shortage, pollution, degradation, flooding and poor water management in cities and rural centres are problems which dot the African landscape today. This state of affairs is further compounded as the world gets warmer, the rains pour heavier and oceans rise, making rural … Continue reading “Africa and the challenge of achieving access to clean water and sanitation”


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Africa in global affairs: Impacts, challenges and prospects

Ambassador (Dr.) Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi, President of the Pan African Institute for Global Affairs and Strategy (PAIGAS)

  Although Africa, as a continent of peoples and nations, has existed for a long time, indeed for centuries and millennia, in the context of this paper the term is used specifically to refer to African states from the time of their attainment of independence from colonial rule in the 1960s to the present. The … Continue reading “Africa in global affairs: Impacts, challenges and prospects”


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The importance of TVET in Africa’s socio-economic development

Dr. George Afeti, Chairman, African Union TVET Expert Group

  The growing problem of youth unemployment in Africa is a major concern of many governments. According to recent estimates by the World Bank, more than 10 million young Africans, often poorly skilled, leave the school system every year in search of jobs in local employment markets which are not expanding fast enough to create … Continue reading “The importance of TVET in Africa’s socio-economic development”


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Internationalization of higher education in Africa: Emerging trends and realities

James Otieno Jowi, Executive Director, African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE)

  Internationalization has become one of the key drivers of change in higher education the world over. It presents unprecedented opportunities and challenges to higher education systems. For Africa, in addition to these, it even presents risks, especially due to Africa’s peculiar contextual realities. One of the opportunities is that internationalization could present to Africa’s … Continue reading “Internationalization of higher education in Africa: Emerging trends and realities”


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