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Science and technology partnerships and poverty alleviation in Africa

Chataway, Jo; Smith, James and Wield, David (2006). Science and technology partnerships and poverty alleviation in Africa. International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 5(2) pp. 103–123.

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The question of how to build science and technology (S&T) capacity in Africa has been on and off the agenda for decades, as has the issue of how to use partnerships to accelerate capacity building. Recent policy proposals have focused on expanding S&T capacity but have emphasized less the need for a rigorous rethink about how science, technology and innovation can be better organized for development. This paper aims to assess, using evidence from recent cases, the importance of new theories and practices based on the role of innovation and knowledge systems. The paper argues that lessons can be learned from transformations in research policy and from practices that better integrate new ideas from innovation, knowledge and development. It focuses on the changes required for science, technology and innovation to be accepted as key for the alleviation of poverty.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 1474-2748
Keywords: science,technology, innovation, partnerships, capabilities, poverty alleviation, Africa
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
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Item ID: 6992
Depositing User: David Wield
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 12:52
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