2.0 – Rekindling the Spirit, a Way Forward

For centuries, as typical of humans, Africans have constantly developed new ideas to survive. They treated the most poisonous snake bites with local herbs, repaired broken bones and melted and molded metals. In agriculture and textile, they built silos for…
1.2 – Triple Helix Partnership for Innovation

The triple helix of industry, government and university has to strengthen for innovation to flourish in Africa. When schools educate for the needs of the markets and governments make rules that accelerate economic vibrancy, the overall system improves.  None can…
1.1 – Africa’s Need for Knowledge Creation

As the 21st Century closes its second decade, Africa is confronted with daunting challenges of building a new generation of workforce and critically-needed infrastructure to not just compete globally but also to prepare for its post-mineral era. The continent needs…
1.0 – Innovation for Development

Across most African capitals, a new movement is taking place. Young people with their chisels, laptops and hammers are congregating and working to grab the future in their own hands. They are the makers with enclaves of hackers, enthusiasts, hobbyists,…
About the Author – Ndubuisi Ekekwe, PhD

Short Bio: Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe invented and patented a robotic system used in minimal invasive medical robots. The United States Government acquired assignee rights to the technology in 2017. Dr Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including PhD in…