A strategy for leading science, technology and innovation in Africa

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Marcelle, C.Daniels, D.Whisgary
KEYWORDS: INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTii)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2015/strategy-to-lead-science-tech-and-innovation
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Abstract

Africa is embracing science, technology and innovation as platforms for development. A major step in the right direction was made when the African Union recently adopted a new 10-year Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024). But responses to the strategy have been insufficient, uncoordinated and may not be providing the ideal level of constructive engagements deserving of such a policy document with continental implications. Gillian Marcelle, Chux Daniels and Darryn Whisgary assess the STISA-24 and suggest there is great need for a platform of sustained research and exploration on these issues.