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Science, technology and innovation for development

A man lies dying. Scientists on three continents mobilize to find a radical treatment to stop his organs from failing. A portable water filter straw is set to save millions of lives. Innovation defines humanity and leads us to be both our best and worst selves. Rationality, science, and intelligent inquiry into how things work and what they do will determine the future of our planet and its inhabitants.

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  • 17 September 2018
  • Post by Banga, Karishma
Digitalization and the future of industrialization in Africa

As global manufacturing becomes more digitalized, there is a danger that new opportunities will be sparse for countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The...

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  • 15 August 2018
  • Post by Naudé, Wim
Africa’s Industrial Revolution: new technology and vibrant entrepreneurship

Manufacturing remains an essential element of development, and according to this column, Africa has a golden opportunity to industrialize. The...

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  • 23 March 2018
  • Post by Klingler-Vidra, Robyn
Incentives for innovation that’s inclusive

How should policy-makers design incentives for innovation that’s inclusive? This column explains that first, they need to be clear on what they are...

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  • 22 March 2018
  • Post by Fan, Shenggen
Innovations in food systems: the key to human and planetary health

Food systems – the technical, economic, social and environmental processes and actors through which we feed the world’s population – are at the heart...

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