The purpose of Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa: Science, Technology and Innovation Trajectory Book is to address issues that will be central to the Africa’s Sustainable Development (SD) through efficient and effective management of science, technology and innovation policies, the challenges these pose for the African countries, and the global framework for dealing with technology development, transfer and adoption. The book aims to provide an opportunity to discuss and clarify how universities can contribute to the generation of wealth in Africa through the transfer of finalised knowledge and the creation of new firms, new industries and business opportunities.

We often speak of sustainable development as an abstraction driven by grand ideals that are most comfortably discussed in academic settings. I urge anyone who is interested in the future of Africa to read this book, not just for the details that it provides on a broad range of research activities, but also for its strategic vision calling on Africa’s youthful scientists to lead the charge for change.
Finally, a group of Professors, learned men and women have come together to address the issues of poverty, ignorance and disease through this volume. As Minister of State for Information and Communication Technologies, I find this book awakening our minds, as leaders, to the importance of science and technology in our journey, as Africans, towards development.

Contents

  • Making science and technology work for Africa’s sustainable development
  • Innovation and knowledge management in Africa
  • Knowledge for development in the African region
  • Reconnecting African universities to sustainable development
  • University textbook publishing in Nigeria
  • ICT4D: the case of the information society in Africa
  • KM and national IT policy in Ethiopia
  • Technology gap between SSA and industrialised countries
  • Determinants of innovation capability in Nigeria
  • Microbiological quality and safety of sausages in Ethiopia.
  • Is Africa facing a nutrition transition under the double burden of disease?
  • Processing methods on the nutritional profile of avocado seeds.

 

  • Universities’ contribution to the national innovation system in the Maghreb states
  • Clean technologies against potential impacts of climate change in 21st century Nigeria
  • Towards building an efficient air transport system in Africa
  • Consumption patterns as correlates of environmental degradation in Nigeria
  • Promoting environmental consciousness among entrepreneurs of African-owned SMEs in the UK
  • Conceptual framework for sustainable development in Africa
  • Sustainable agricultural development in rural Sudan
  • Entrepreneurship and economic development in Nigeria.
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