By Jeremy de Beer, Jeremiah Baarbé, and Sarah Thuswaldner
Agricultural data is a vital resource in the effort to address food insecurity. This data is used across the food-production chain. For example, farmers rely on agricultural data to decide when to plant crops, scientists use data to conduct research on pests...
Innovation by “makers” in South Africa’s Gauteng Province
By Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Chris Armstrong
The “Makers” who come together to tinker and hack in the maker collectives of South Africa’s Gauteng Province display a wide range of innovation practices, our research for Open AIR has found.
Our study, Collaboration and Appropriation in Gauteng Makerspaces, investigated the activities of eight Gauteng maker collectives. The...
Challenging the Meaning of Innovation: Lessons from Refugee-Founded Organizations in Kampala
By Nicole Tumaine
There is often a limited and constricted view of African innovation, especially when it comes to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). While there is the common perception that refugees on the continent are resilient, innovative, and resourceful, it is only in the sense that “one man’s...