Title of paper

A Framework towards Technology Creation in Africa, Focusing on Ghana

Presenter's country

Ghana

Start Date

28-5-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

28-5-2016 1:05 PM

Location

Hall II

Submission type

Presentation

Abstract

Underdevelopment in Africa has been an historical and a global concern coupled with the quest for good governance. Several efforts have been made in academia, National Governments, the International Community and other institutional arrangements, to reverse the trend. These efforts however, are yet to produce a lasting result as Africa is still characterised by low productivity output, poverty and widening technology gap when compared to other developing regions of the world. Conventional approaches used to address the African problem have consistently been devoid of indigenous technology development. Technology is here seen as paramount in every form of production on which an economy is based. This study 26 is therefore aimed at developing a sustainable technology development framework for the production industry in Africa focusing on Ghana for socio-techno-economic development. The focus therefore is on manufacturing of production technologies for the local industry using data from Ghana.

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A Framework towards Technology Creation in Africa, Focusing on Ghana

Hall II

Underdevelopment in Africa has been an historical and a global concern coupled with the quest for good governance. Several efforts have been made in academia, National Governments, the International Community and other institutional arrangements, to reverse the trend. These efforts however, are yet to produce a lasting result as Africa is still characterised by low productivity output, poverty and widening technology gap when compared to other developing regions of the world. Conventional approaches used to address the African problem have consistently been devoid of indigenous technology development. Technology is here seen as paramount in every form of production on which an economy is based. This study 26 is therefore aimed at developing a sustainable technology development framework for the production industry in Africa focusing on Ghana for socio-techno-economic development. The focus therefore is on manufacturing of production technologies for the local industry using data from Ghana.