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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ‘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 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 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 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 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 Hear BBC Africa’s Alex Jakana discuss the radio partnerships communicating African research to the continent. Fri, 15 May 2015 06:15:00 GMT