Knowledge for Development

Judith's pick – Early May 2014

12/05/2014 - Judith Francis

Dear colleagues,

Some recent developments of note. 

African science, technology and innovation plan cleared for adoption

"Africa’s 10-year blueprint for science, technology and innovation has been cleared for adoption by heads of state next month. African science ministers met in April to sign off the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA) ahead of the continent’s presidential summit scheduled for 20-27 June in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. However, some delegates at the meeting complained that the decision was hurried through despite concerns voiced by AU member states."

Read the article at:

Also relevant, this "call for research universities to bring development in African continent" by AU Commission Chairperson Dr Dlamini-Zuma:


We have uploaded the presentation by Dr Jimaima Lako and Dr David Rohindra on the status of food security in the Pacific. An excellent presentation with very insightful data. 

Find the presentation here


Our next newsletter is being readied, and another update on this blog will be posted in the coming week.



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