It’s NOT Knowledge but  Innovation that will  Transform Africa?

It’s NOT Knowledge but Innovation that will Transform Africa?

To be able to take advantage of developments in  technological advancements, countries should be able to develop technological capacities (exogenous to business) that would enhance the generation, adoption and diffusion of new technologies. The good news for...
Innovations do happen inside big international organisations too

Innovations do happen inside big international organisations too

I was recently giving a speech on Innovation and Youth Entrepreneurship  at the Pan African University for Water and Energy Sciences in Tlemcen, Algeria when I was asked a question that shook my world.  I was so focused on sharing my experiences with young students of...

Towards a Global Agenda for Technological Innovations in Africa

Originally published in 2005, the article proposes a model for technological innovation in Africa that involves collaboration among key stake-holders (public, private, national governments, universities and research institutions and  international as well as supra...
5 Things I wish you this Christmas

5 Things I wish you this Christmas

It is that time of the year again.  Where people of christian faith the world over celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is the time of year when people around the world wish one another well- keywords joyous, merry happy etc. I join the world community to wish...
Culture and Innovation in Ghana -by Joseph Quaye Amoo

Culture and Innovation in Ghana -by Joseph Quaye Amoo

In February  of 2012 I started an Initiative called Africa Works. It started as a hobby. Maybe a lite bit of professional interest. To start to see the other side of Africa and to recognise that looking at things differently Africans feel lucky and appreciate what we...

The Leadership Challenge in Africa: Are we Getting it all Wrong?

Setting the stage As far back as my early childhood memories would allow me to recapture, the socio-economic problems in Africa have in large part been attributed to good leadership and governance (or lack of). Since independence, African leaders have been accused of...
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