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Élections au Burundi - Reconfiguration radicale du paysage politique

Les élections générales au Burundi viennent de conduire à une transformation totale du paysage politique. La victoire remarquable de l'ancienne rébellion du CNDD-FDD à tous les différents scrutins et l'élection de son candidat à la présidentielle,...

Technology Shaping and Technology Policy From Workshop Highlights

The role of society in shaping technological development is key to sound technology policies. This was the message emerging from a workshop “Understanding technology shaping, policy and research in development” that was held in Nairobi. It was a ...

Gender Dimensions of Science and Technology African Women in Agriculture

"African governments and international partners have made a commitment to women’s and girls’ access and participation to science and technology. This paper will concern itself specifically with the plight of African women in agriculture because th...

The role of Development Financial Institutions in the Acquisition of Technological Capabilities by Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya

"The research examines the role of Development Financial Institutions in the Acquisition of Technological Capabilities in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya. Empirical research has shown that technological capabilities hold the key to co...

The MetTrak System at Rutongo: A Preliminary Assessment

"This report is a preliminary evaluation conducted by Partnership Africa Canada of a new digital tracking technology for conflict minerals currently operational at the Rutongo Mines site in Rwanda. This is the first time this technology has been ...

Understanding Farmers’ Technology Adoption Decisions: Input Complementarity and Heterogeneity

"The objective of this paper is to investigate farmers’ multidimensional technology adoption decisions in the presence of heterogeneities across households. We aim to quantify potential complementarities among inputs and alternative forms of unobs...

Synopsis: Agricultural Mechanization in Ethiopia: Evidence from the 2015 Feed the Future Survey

"In this research note, we provide a preview of results from a study of agricultural mechanization in Ethiopia. Our research shows that 9 percent of farmers in the Feed the Future regions of Ethiopia used mechanization at some point during the agr...

Emerging Technologies for Building Resilience to Climate Change Effect: A Case Study in Dangbe East District of the Republic of Ghana

"The conversion of the kinetic energy in wind into electrical energy offers unique solution to the overall energy supply where resource exists as well as partial solution to the world’s over dependence on exhaustible primary energy sources such a...

Enhancing Agricultural Yields by Small-holder Farmers through Integrated Climate Change Adaptation in Sierra Leone

Response to climate change impacts in Sierra Leone is too low, despite the emerging evidence in recent years. Climatic variables such as rainfall and temperature which have shown normal routine of occurrence now give a different picture. There has...

An Assessment of the Effects of Technology Transfer on Gender Roles within a Community: The Development of Tea and Coffee Production among Smallholder Farmers in Kiambu District, Central Province Kenya

"The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of the adoption of an entire package of technology on gender roles within the farming communities, with the intent of determining any imbalances that need to be addressed. In this case, th...

Socio-Economic and Environmental Consequences of Agricultural Technology: A Comparative Study of Small Scale Surface Irrigation Technology in Nigeria and Swaziland

"This study compares the socio-economic and environmental consequences of small scale surface irrigation (SSSI) technology in Nigeria and Swaziland. Its major thrust is to identify and compare the economic and environmental externalities of the te...

From Inventors to Innovators: An Investigation into Individual Inventors in Tanzania

"Although technological innovation has lately been accepted as a key aspect in socio and economic development and therefore poverty reduction, poor countries such as Tanzania have largely been left out of the process. One major reason for this has...

The African Technopolitan Vol 2 January 2015

"In this Issue of the African Technopolitan, we challenge African countries to think big again and to act boldly to harness applications of science, technology and innovation for economic and social development. In the lead article of the Magazi...

The Biotechnology Revolution and its Implications for Food Security in Africa

"Agricultural biotechnology presents many opportunities and challenges to Africa. Biotechnology promises to help meet food security needs, reverse declining per capita food production and improve the incomes and lives of farmers in Africa. However...

Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa

"Can digital information and communication technology (ICT) foster mass political mobilization? We use a novel geo-referenced dataset for the entire African continent between 1998 and 2012 on the coverage of mobile phone signal together with geo-...

A Review of Methodology for Assessing ICT Impact on Development and Economic Transformation

"The objective of this study is to investigate the impact and implications of ICTs on economic development and trans-formation in Africa. Assessing the impact of ICT will address two dimensions (i)Iden-tifying the impact of ICT production and use ...

Evolution, Status and Impact of ICT on Economic Development and Transformation in Africa: An Overview

"This paper presents an overview of the ICT evolution, status, and its future in Africa in relation to its impact on development and economic transformation of Africa. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact and implications of ...

Human Capital Development Programme for Effective ICT in Africa

"This paper examined how to develop an ICT strategy for Africa, with particular reference to its human capital, in order to enable it to pursue a similar path of development. A specific task of this framework paper is to form a basis for several ...

ICTs and Industrial Development: Transformation and Employment Generation

"The paper is organized as follows: In the section that follows we provide a brief background on the status of ICTs in Africa albeit partially. Africa is largely disconnected from global markets due in large to the digital inequality that affects ...

Trade, Industry and Technology Development in Sub Saharan Africa: Policies, Response and Effects

"This paper focuses on the inter-relationships among trade, industrialization and technological development in the context of the overall process of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. The paper pays particular attention to...

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