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Understanding knowledge systems and what works to promote science technology and innovation in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda

Understanding knowledge systems and what works to promote science technology and innovation in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda

Frost, Andy ORCID: 0000-0002-7912-8458, Hall, Andrew, Marshall, Fiona, Atela, Joanes, Ndege, Nora, Ciarli, Tommaso, Shee, Apurba ORCID: 0000-0002-1836-9637, Confraria, Hugo, Dolley, Jonathan and Chataway, Joanna (2019) Understanding knowledge systems and what works to promote science technology and innovation in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. In: 2019 Global Development Conference. Knowledge for Sustainable Development: the Research-Policy Nexus. Global Development Network. (In Press)

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Abstract

It has long been recognized that investment is needed to build capacity in Science Technology and Innovation (STI) particularly in low and medium income (LMI) countries. Yet there is little understanding as to how to do this. The combination of a) the use of research and innovation policy frameworks more aligned with High-Income Countries rather than LMI country social and economic environments and b) new commitments in many SSA countries to using research and innovation to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean that we need to develop new practical conceptual policy frameworks to guide future research and innovation investments that are more deeply embedded, sustainable and locally owned than was perhaps the case in the past. In relation to that need, a pilot research project is developing a new framework rooted in knowledge systems (KS) perspectives. Conceptually, a practical knowledge system approach offers potential to provide a more comprehensive understanding of science technology and innovation (STI) investment contexts, generate new evidence on the impact effectiveness of different investment options and help define tangible policy instruments/interventions. Against this backdrop the current project is developing a practical KS concept and applying this in three-country cases, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 2019 Global Development Conference. Knowledge for Sustainable Development: the Research-Policy Nexus
Additional Information: This paper was presented at the 2019 Global Development Conference. Knowledge for Sustainable Development: the Research-Policy Nexus, Bonn, Germany, 23-25 October 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge systems, knowledge systems innovation, science technology and innovation
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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Last Modified: 30 Oct 2019 12:04
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25863

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