Innovation Africa: Emerging Hubs of Excellence
Olugbenga Adesida, Ihaba, Cape Verde
Geci Karuri-Sebina, South African Cities Network, South Africa
Joao Resende-Santos, Bentley University, USA
Innovation is critical to growth and development in Africa. In the context of a continent characterized by fast growing economies as well as an array of socioeconomic challenges, such as high levels of poverty, innovation in Africa must be understood in an encompassing manner. Africa needs to foster the emergence of its own Silicon Valley, but it must also foster the invention and adoption of more efficient wood-fueled traditional stoves that limit deforestation and combat climate change.
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ISBN Electronic: 9781785603105
Publication Date: 30 March 2016
Format print: Hardback
Imprint: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Page count: 352
Dimensions: 152 x 229
Audience: Professional & Scholarly
About the Editor(s)
Adetokunbo Olugbenga Abiola The Hope Newspapers, Akure, Nigeria
As patron of the AIS, I am delighted about this book because for Africa there will be no better future without vibrant and developmental cultures, systems and institutions that actively leverage the innovativeness of our greatest asset: our people. This book shines a light of enquiry on some of what we have done in Africa at our best, and perhaps too at our worst when we have not managed to sustain or fully beneficiate our innovation systems. It is an important contribution to our learning, reflection and action.