2 edition of Technology Policies for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (Seminar Paper) found in the catalog.
Technology Policies for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (Seminar Paper)
Hasa Mfaume Mkawa
August 1993 by Southern African Research and Documentation Centre .
Written in English
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This triggered a second phase of instability in Africa starting with resistance to colonisation and forced labour and culminating in struggles for independence after the Second World War. This was what European colonial powers failed to do in Sub-Saharan Africa before they departed in the mids to early s. Specific or sectoral constraints In addition to the above general constraints on sustainable development, there are sectoral constraints on agriculture, including forestry and fisheries, industrial development, and mining. It will be better for the developed world to adapt to this approach to African IT than to have Africa adapt instantly to the developed world.
Hiring additional instructors. It is rather a country's skills pool and its control over its economic, social and security policies that, in the final analysis, determines whether a country industrialises or not. Many of the problems she cites with the introduction of IT would be echoed by others who have worked in the African environment. Coups and frequent changes in government have resulted in inconsistencies in policies and development programmes and a lack of continuity in development activities, all of which are incompatible with sustainable development. The only part of Africa which was not impacted upon by the slave trade was the small region south of the Limpopo River. This lends to the growth of a sustainable m-commerce sector.
Conservation and development There is need in all countries to adopt an environmental perspective in the management of natural resources in development programmes so as to ensure that conservation goes hand in hand with development in order to enhance sustainability. Amoako, president, African Center for Economic Transformation A refreshing and timely intervention in policy debates on the industrialization of African countries. If in the process of obtaining experience, a piece of equipment is broken or a bit of software is erased, it may not be possible to replace -- donated equipment might be too old to have spares readily available, and export laws of the US can make it extremely difficult to obtain a software release. Highly recommended. NO sustainable development can be achieved in Sub-Saharan Africa with the kind of endemic political instability that has been the order of the day since independence in the s. The second largest continent is the least computerized, and its more than two score countries have an average telephone density that is an order of magnitude smaller than that of the European Community.
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NEPAD has indeed aimed at providing a framework for sustainable development to be shared by all Africa's people, emphasizing the role of partnerships among African countries themselves and between them and the international community, and proposed a shared and common vision to eradicate poverty through sustained economic growth and sustainable development.
Bhatnagar, ed. This is not the case in most of sub-Saharan Africa.
Constraints on industrial development Technology Policies for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa book here are of three types, namely: environmental and natural resource constraints, technical and technological constraints, and socio-economic constraints.
Whereas, it its target The African universities are taking a growing interest in this new method of learning, especially in view of the ever-increasing demand for higher education at a time when the continent is experiencing a deficit in qualified teachers.
The population of sub-Saharan Africa in was roughly 50 million. Scarce foreign currency has been spent on equipment which is not used. Currently, most of the learning is very informal through friends or family Technology Policies for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa book administrations have typically refrained from investing in the digital sphere among other initiatives.
Academics may be unable to publish internationally accepted papers as a consequence. In many areas, especially related to health and education, the advance registered by Sub-Saharan Africa was the fastest among all developing regions.
It is also committed, in its target 9. Stiglitz Abstract Why has the economic growth performance of Sub-Saharan Africa overall been so disappointing over the past fifty years?
It must also be admitted that, prior to the adoption of the current sustainable development paradigm, Sub-Saharan Africa lagged behind other regions in food security, standard of living, and various aspects of development.
The differences among countries in their economies, levels of education, languages, underlying cultures, and historic associations all have considerable effects on the likely success in the uptake of a new technology such as computing.
Despite its objectives of distributing to million laptops by the year to the developing countries with the most need, it is measured that as of Augustmore than 80 percent of the 1. Most countries lack the educational and training facilities needed to help people acquire the proper skills.
One of the reasons for Africa's underdevelopment is bad or ineffective public sector management because of the lack of or inadequate use of data. The case that the world has reached limits: More precisely that current throughput growth in global economy cannot be sustained.
It is painful to see an underutilized machine in an LDC because you know that somewhere in that country is someone with a great need who is crying out for a computer. Many stem from lack of education and experience or from environments with no formal systems of control.
In developing such legal and legislative instruments, it would be necessary to develop appropriate guidelines based on ecological and economic principles. The elements of necessary ingredients for such sustainable development are briefly summarized below.
Socio-economic constraints include: deficiencies in policies that give multinationals control of relevant information on mineral resources; limited capabilities in mineral resource economics and the ecological economics of mineral resources; deficiencies in legal instruments; deficiencies in policy research; a lack of provision for the effective monitoring of environmental impact and the enforcement of regulations; frequent fluctuations in commodity market prices; and the social problems of female-headed households resulting from the migration of men to mines in southern Africa.
The lack of long-term business plans at many organizations results in systems being purchased but not used properly. This can be viewed as nepotism when it comes to giving "jobs for pals," but in a rural society there is no need for orphanages and the aged are looked after -- not as a burden but as a normal way of life.
In the past, many development projects have been either disappointing or total failures owing to attempts at horizontal transfer of technologies and use of inappropriate technologies in location-specific situations. Correspondence should be addressed to: Sy Goodman.
By this token IT is worth introducing in its own right and may well overcome some of the constraints to accelerated development. Nature and Resources 28 1 : As a member of an extended family you must always give assistance to someone who is even remotely related to you, no matter what the cost.
The shortage of training is certainly a serious problem, as is lack of experience. This book highlights where government and industry can collaborate to design and execute a transformation agenda and sharply details why industrial policies should be central to government strategies.
We start with Mayuri Odedra's provocative perspective.Mobile Technologies Impact on Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: /ch Mobile technology today is increasingly being used to help improve under developed and developing areas such as sub Saharan Africa.
With the statisticsCited by: 1. Sep 01, · The winds of changes are blowing across Sub-Saharan Africa, a diverse region of 47 countries stretching from the rolling savannas south of the Sahara desert to the coastal mountains and valleys of the Cape.
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