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The African Development Agenda and Strategic Priorities for Foreign Aid Post 2015: The Case for Aid for Science Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development

Clark, N

Keynote address at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Donors’ Breakfast - 18th Session of the ACTS Governing Council

Nairobi, Kenya

January 30 2015

Professor Norman Clark was invited to give a keynote address at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Donors’ Breakfast. The Breakfast, which was an opportunity for ACTS to interact with their donor community and to share the centre’s achievements, took place in Nairobi on 30 January 2015.

Professor Clark, who has also been invited to join ACTS’ Governing Council, spoke on The African Development Agenda and Strategic Priorities for Foreign Aid Post 2015: The Case for Aid for Science Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development. His main message was a critique of the current African Union approach to innovation which, focusing as it does on research and development, has little to say about actually stimulating innovation in poor countries.

The PowerPoint presentation for this keynote address is available here.