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Title: Technology and knowledge transfer for development
Authors: Chakwizira, J
Keywords: Knowledge management
Technology
Innovation
Technology transfer
Africa
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Development Bank of Southern Africa
Citation: Chakwizira, J. 2008. Technology and knowledge transfer for development. Knowledge to Remobilise Africa: 2nd Biennial Knowledge Management Africa Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 17-19 July, pp 44
Abstract: This paper raises questions about the philosophy of knowledge management in the context of technology and knowledge transfer. It looks at fundamental issues relating to the impact of technology on sustainable development in Africa. The paper benchmarks good knowledge -transfer examples using Nordic countries as a barometre since they perform better in terms of the Human Development Index (HDI) and knowledge economy indicators. The paper also provides an appraisal of the existing knowledge and technology transfer initiatives including a snapshot of the experience and prospects for the African Regional Centre for Technology (ARCT) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The paper concludes by providing an indicative list of recommendations that can turn the knowledge and transfer condition in Africa into a more resounding success than that which currently exists. The paper further discusses the paradox impacting on Africa's technology and knowledge endeavours that relate to socio-economic opportunities. It concludes by emphasing that a strategy to promnote technology innovation and transfer is required before tapping into, and adding value to, the local input in order that international co-operation and partnerships are adavanced and can be leveraged.
Description: Knowledge to Remobilise Africa: 2nd Biennial Knowledge Management Africa Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 17-19 July 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3032
ISBN: 9781920227029
Appears in Collections:Sustainability science
Environmental management
Environmental and resource economics
Rural infrastructure and services
General science, engineering & technology

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