Globelics Seminar on Innovation and Economic Development

22-23 March, 2012, Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania


Session 1: Africalics: Why and How to build the Network - background and preliminary ideas

Moderator: David Kaplan, University of Cape Town
Rapporteur: Julia Zitha, Ministry of Science and Technology, Mozambique

The role of regional Lics and the aims of the Seminar

Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Globelics Secretariat, Aalborg University

Mapping the LICS community in Africa

Erika Kraemer-Mbula, IERI, Tshwane University of Technology
Watu Wamae, RAND, Europe

My vision for AfricaLics

Mammo Muchie, Aalborg University/Tshwane University of Technology


Session 2: On-going research on LICS in Africa and perspectives for new research

Moderator: Samuel Wangwe, REPOA, Tanzania [Slides]
Rapporteur: Astrid Szogs, Tshwane University of Technology

Can Africa Catch up with Asia? Comparative Sectoral Performance of the Oil Palm Industry

Boladale Abiola Adebowale, National Centre For Technology Management

Emerging Innovation Systems (EIS) and Take off: evidence From North African Countries

Abdelkader Djeflat, Maghtech Network, University of Lille

Building linkages from commodity production in Africa

David Kaplan, University of Cape Town

Mapping innovation through innovations survey in Africa

Rasigan Maharajh


Session 3: Ideas for new research projects on LICS in Africa

Moderator: Rasmus Lema, Aalborg University
Rapporteur: Hezron Makundi, COSTEC, Tanzania

The significance and role of design and engineering in Developing country innovation systems

Martin Bell, SPRU, University of Sussex

Expenditure on R&D and Firms' Innovativeness in Africa: Going Beyond Aggregate Data

Bitrina Diyamet, ATPS Tanzania

Assessing the impact of grassroots innovation in agriculture

Brigid Letty, Institute of Natural Resources, South Africa

Innovation policy for turbulent times

Michael Kahn, University of Stellenbosch


Session 4: How can development agencies and donor organisations contribute to network formation in Africa?

Moderator: Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, UNHABITAT [Slides]
Rapporteur: Rasmus Lema, Globelics Secretariat

: Short presentations from:


IDRC - Fernando Santiago

World Bank Institute


Session 5: Ideas for research infrastructure and training

Moderator: Mammo Muchie, Aalborg University/Tshwane University of Technology
Rapporteur: Adalgot Komba for IDS, University of Dar es Salaam

The Sida grant, the Globelics secretariat and Africa-Lics activities

Rasmus Lema, Globelics Secretariat

The plans for LALICS - lessons for the Africa Network

Alexandre Vera Cruz, Cap Verde and Mexico

Presentation of the ISCD summer school

Tomas Kjellqvist, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Promoting Europe-Africa Research Infrastructure Partnerships
Gatama Gichini and Eric Mwangi, Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology, Kenya

Roundtable: Lics Academy initiatives in Africa.
Short presentations from

Bengt-Åke Lundvall on Organising PhD training in Europe and China
Abdelkader Djeflat on The Globelics Academy in Algeria

Alexandre Vera Cruz on Training to promote University-Productive sector linkages in African context


Session 6: Next Steps

Moderator: Burton Mwamilla, NM-AIST, Tanzania
Anna Kingiri, ACTS Nairobi

' reports

Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Watu Wamae

Comments to the rapporteurs' report and general discussion

Closing of the All African seminar

Bitrina Diyamet, ATPS Tanzania
Bengt-Åke Lundval, Aalborg University

Globelics Secretariat

Aalborg University
Fibigerstræde 4
9220 Aalborg, Denmark