Transform agriculture; transform Africa
Over the recent past, a new narrative has emerged – that of Africa’s transformation as a way of making the continent’s economic growth more inclusive and holistic.
But transformation is a big word that requires scrutiny from multiple angles, especially when talking about Africa, a continent with a complicated past and a complex, yet hopeful future.
Drones, Apps and more
In Tanzania, researchers from the Southern Africa Centre for Infectious Diseases Surveillance (SACIDS), have developed a mobile application (App) known as Afyadata. This tool allows real-time collection, submission and analysis of data from the field and intelligently sends feedback to the data collector.
Local versus smart technologies: what is the meeting point?
For century, Africans have relied on indigenous knowledge to develop technologies to solve their challenges. Now, with advances in smart technologies, it might be time to consider the meeting point between these ‘local’ and ‘global’ technologies.
Dare to be a thinker: Blogs by RSIF scholars
During the fifth forum of the Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) held in Kigali, Rwanda, on 20 – 22 May 2019, icipe organised a series of training sessions for scholars of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF). The activity was conducted as part of icipe’s role as the Regional Coordination Unit (RCU) of RSIF.