Knowledge economy https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/ News, analysis, multimedia and resources, including facts & figures, about knowledge economy for global development. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:55:28 GMT en African research in danger due to low prioritisation https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/news/african-research-in-danger-due-to-low-prioritisation-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/news/african-research-in-danger-due-to-low-prioritisation-1x.html African nations’ inability to contribute one per cent of GDP to R&D is frustrating researchers, says a meeting. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:55:28 GMT Africa risks fading from digital knowledge economy https://scidev.net/global/knowledge-economy/opinion/africa-digital-knowledge-economy.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/knowledge-economy/opinion/africa-digital-knowledge-economy.html Internet access is not enough to transform economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, write Sanna Ojanperä and Mark Graham. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT Southern scholars missing in top development journals https://scidev.net/global/publishing/news/scholars-exempt-development-publications-journals.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/publishing/news/scholars-exempt-development-publications-journals.html A new study finds that scholars in the global South are underrepresented in ten well-known development journals. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:45:00 GMT Open access for Palestinian research by 2020 https://scidev.net/global/capacity-building/news/open-access-palestinian-research-2020.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/capacity-building/news/open-access-palestinian-research-2020.html Palestine-European partnership plans digital repository for local university research that lacks visibility. Tue, 09 May 2017 06:54:00 GMT Language a barrier to flow of scientific knowledge https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/language-a-barrier-scientific-knowledge.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/language-a-barrier-scientific-knowledge.html Low visibility of non-English language papers blocks knowledge transfer and can cause biases, researchers say. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:53:16 GMT Gulf’s move away from oil depends on funding science https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/opinion/gulf-s-move-away-from-oil-depends-on-funding-science.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/opinion/gulf-s-move-away-from-oil-depends-on-funding-science.html Nadia Al-Ansari says research funding is the Gulf states’ bridge to a knowledge economy and sustainable development. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Ethical research code influenced by San leader https://scidev.net/global/ethics/multimedia/ethical-research-code-san-leader.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/ethics/multimedia/ethical-research-code-san-leader.html The first indigenous-developed ethics code in Africa is being finalised by TRUST after Andries Steenkamp, San leader, passed away recently.. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT How to fund Africa’s higher education? https://scidev.net/global/education/editorials/funding-africa-higher-education-debate-editorial.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/education/editorials/funding-africa-higher-education-debate-editorial.html SciDev.Net’s online debate raised vital questions about how money should flow into universities, and for what purpose. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT Tunisian digital revolution opens up education https://scidev.net/global/education/multimedia/tunisian-digital-revolution-education.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/education/multimedia/tunisian-digital-revolution-education.html Hear Houda Bouslama explain how the country is using technology to rethink the country’s university system. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:00:00 GMT African hunger policy silent on climate risks https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/african-hunger-policy-climate-risks.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/african-hunger-policy-climate-risks.html An African policy that aims to end hunger by 2025 underestimated the risk of climate change, says a new report. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:51:04 GMT How universities can boost research uptake https://scidev.net/global/knowledge-economy/opinion/universities-boost-research-uptake.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/knowledge-economy/opinion/universities-boost-research-uptake.html African institutions can learn from the University of Mauritius’s push to make science visible, says Romeela Mohee. Tue, 10 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT Hurdles in path of an African Einstein https://scidev.net/global/education/scidev-net-at-large/science-path-african-einstein.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/education/scidev-net-at-large/science-path-african-einstein.html A forum of researchers is pushing the continent’s science profile, but missing some important details. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:00:00 GMT How to reach a wider audience for your research https://scidev.net/global/communication/practical-guide/altmetrics-audience-connect-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/communication/practical-guide/altmetrics-audience-connect-research.html Juan Pablo Alperin & Alessandra Bordini with tips for using ‘altmetrics’ to learn about and engage with audiences. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT Five ways to boost learning in shelter work https://scidev.net/global/design/opinion/boost-learning-culture-shelter-work.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/design/opinion/boost-learning-culture-shelter-work.html Humanitarian work needs lasting investment in systems to manage knowledge, not just information, says Tom Corsellis. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:04:00 GMT Millions of graduates quit Sub-Saharan Africa https://scidev.net/global/education/news/millions-graduates-migrate-sub-saharan-africa.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/education/news/millions-graduates-migrate-sub-saharan-africa.html ‘Brain drain’ in the region has nearly doubled in a decade, says OECD report. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Weak links hamper knowledge sharing in agriculture https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/opinion/weak-links-hamper-knowledge-sharing-agriculture.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/opinion/weak-links-hamper-knowledge-sharing-agriculture.html Agricultural systems are changing. They need knowledge networks, not independent brokers, says Benjamin Kwasi Addom. Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:00:00 GMT Redefine Africa with knowledge, says minister https://scidev.net/global/capacity-building/multimedia/redefine-africa-knowledge-technology.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/capacity-building/multimedia/redefine-africa-knowledge-technology.html Listen to South African science minister Naledi Pandor discuss why Africa must take control of its own problems. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:10:00 GMT Forest communities map their land using data loggers https://scidev.net/global/data/news/forest-communities-map-land-using-data-loggers.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/data/news/forest-communities-map-land-using-data-loggers.html Local people can use the devices after minimal training to visualise their land use rights, a project shows. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT Africa’s inventors shackled by bad IP regimes https://scidev.net/global/intellectual-property/news/africa-innovation-ip-regimes-aif.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/intellectual-property/news/africa-innovation-ip-regimes-aif.html Delegates at the Innovation Prize for Africa event have said that poor legislation is hampering their aspirations. Thu, 21 May 2015 06:00:00 GMT Getting African research from the lab to the airwaves https://scidev.net/global/communication/multimedia/africa-research-radio-alex-jakana-BBC.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/knowledge-economy/knowledge-economy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/communication/multimedia/africa-research-radio-alex-jakana-BBC.html Hear BBC Africa’s Alex Jakana discuss the radio partnerships communicating African research to the continent. Fri, 15 May 2015 06:15:00 GMT