Category: Innovation Spirit

2.3 – Learning from Global Regions

Africa can learn from many regions around the world on how to develop its innovation systems. A regional-level strategy may be better since some countries are still weak to go it alone in developing some of the infrastructures and basic…
2.2 – Charting a Way Forward

Africa needs to chart a new roadmap. The moment to rekindle the latent innovation spirit is now and the continent must begin the transitioning process of massively transmuting itself into an innovation economy where products and services are created and…
2.1 – Evidence in rekindling the spirit

In the last few years, the continent is improving on some important metrics that will catalyze a better future. Life expectancy has improved in Africa by more than 10%, and child mortality is falling consistently[1].  Enrollment in schools continues to…
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…