Innovation Africa

Hall, M 2010, Innovation Africa , in: Trustafrica, CODESRIA and United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, 24 August 2010, Dakar, Senegal.

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It is now ten years since the Economist newspaper declared Africa to be “the hopeless continent”. Today, the same magazine offers a different prognosis, building on the World Bank’s prediction of growth rates for sub-Saharan African economies that will be twice those of Europe. This is in the context of a severe and prolonged recession in North America and Europe and a growing realization that the epicentres of development are shifting eastwards, and southwards. Today, I will reflect on what this may mean for some aspects of a small part of innovation. The qualifiers are deliberate; predicting the future in our complex, interconnected world in hubris.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
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Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2010 15:23
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 17:51

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