Science and Technology Policy for Economic Development in Africa


Editor: Aqueil Ahmad
The contributors to this volume present a broad canvas of science and technology policies as instruments of social and economic development, record the progress that has been made, and identify and analyze the problems that remain to be solved.

Contributors are Aqueil Ahmad, Charles H. Davies, Thomas Owen Eisemon, John W. Forje, Jacques Gaillard, Eric L. Hyman, John E. Udo Ndebbio, Fola Osotimehin, Aaron Segal, Scott Tiffin, Paul B. Vitta, and Roland Waast.

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Biographical Note

Aqueil Ahmad is currently a free-lance scholar, part-time professor, and management consultant residing in Orange County in North Carolina, USA.

Review Quotes

"...the whole issue is most certainly worth reading for development specialists and for science policy planners. I am certain this volume will find an eager readership in these circles." John Rip, Cultural Dynamics, 1993.

Table of contents

Introduction, Aqueil Ahmad The role and effectiveness of national science and technology policy-making bodies in Africa, John W. Forje Management of technology policy in sub-Saharan Africa: the policy researcher's burden, Paul B. Vitta The uphill emergence of scientific communities in Africa, Jacques Gaillard and Roland Waast Universities and scientific research capacity, Thomas Owen Eisemon and Charles H. Davies Innovation of new and merging technology for industrial development in Africa, Scott Tiffin and Fola Osotimehin Science, technology and development in ECOWAS, John E. Udo Ndebbio Appropriate technology: the African experience, Aaron Segal The design of micro-projects and macro-policies: examples from three appropriate technology projects in Africa, Eric L. Hyman Contributors


Sociologists and anthropologists, Africa specialists.

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