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Governance of biotechnology in Africa: the challenge of reconciling interdependencies and differences

Mugwagwa, Julius and Makinde, Diran (2012). Governance of biotechnology in Africa: the challenge of reconciling interdependencies and differences. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 14(3) pp. 71–84.

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Abstract

The article argues that an informed understanding of the
differences and interdependencies among different stakeholders within the biotechnology and biosafety arena is a key issue in the unpacking of challenges facing development and implementation of biosafety systems in Africa. Advocating for a move beyond rhetoric, the article calls for a more nuanced and context-driven approach to biosafety as an avenue for raising chances of success for policy processes and making best use of available resources. Failure to adequately define and delimit the interests and concerns of various stakeholders, and embedding them within a science-based assessment of biosafety brings more harm than good to efforts by countries to develop and implement biosafety systems.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 RIS
ISSN: 0972-7566
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Innogen Centre Not SetESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Not SetNot SetNEPAD
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 34517
Depositing User: Julius Mugwagwa
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 13:12
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 03:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34517
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