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dc.description.abstractTraditional knowledge (TK) is a valuable source of knowledge for development in Africa. At the same time, innovation within these knowledge systems is a prime determinant of the transformation of the knowledge. Innovation enhances oducts and processes (quality/quantity-enhancing) in these societies. It enables economies to respond to risks and changing supply scenarios – hence sustained growth. Innovation is usually created by individuals. It must be so recognized and rewarded, otherwise, it is restricted by the owners from the general public. Lack of recognition also inhibits future innovations. In the system of protection of traditional knowledge in Africa, the customary laws, only communal ownership is recognized and very little reward exists for individual innovation. The consequence is either secrecy in the high-income sectors such as medicine or indifference in the low-income sectors such as agriculture.en
dc.titleWhy industrial revolution missed Africa : a "traditional knowledge" perspectiveen
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes bibliographical referencesen
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababa :en
ags.publisherNameUN. ECA,en
dc.coverage.spatialAFR
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-28T12:51:50Z
dc.date.available2011-04-28T12:51:50Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10855/457
dc.format.extentiii, 57 p.
dc.languageeng
dc.typeWorking paper
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SOCIAL CONDITIONS AND EQUITY::SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT::TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY AND PROMOTION OF SCIENCE::TRADITIONAL TECHNOLOGY
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRY::INDUSTRIAL SECTOR::INNOVATIONS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::QUESTIONS SOCIALES::DEVELOPPEMENT SOCIAL::CONNAISSANCES TRADITIONNELLES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CUESTIONES SOCIALES::DESARROLLO SOCIAL::CONOCIMIENTOS TRADICIONALES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE::TECHNOLOGIE TRADITIONNELLE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA::TECNOLOGIA TRADICIONAL
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIE::SECTEUR INDUSTRIEL::INNOVATIONS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIA::SECTOR INDUSTRIAL::INNOVACIONES
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
ags.creatorPersonalNwokeabia, Hilary
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADITIONAL TECHNOLOGY
ags.subjectThesaurusIndustralization
ags.subjectThesaurusINNOVATIONS
ags.subjectThesaurusCONNAISSANCES TRADITIONNELLES
ags.subjectThesaurusCONOCIMIENTOS TRADICIONALES
ags.subjectThesaurusTECHNOLOGIE TRADITIONNELLE
ags.subjectThesaurusTECNOLOGIA TRADICIONAL
ags.subjectThesaurusINNOVATIONS
ags.subjectThesaurusINNOVACIONES
ags.subjectClassification05.01.01 Industrial policy and development
ags.availabilityNumber005.94
ags.availabilityNumberW6295
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.RNECA/ESPD/WPS/01/02
ags.JN6930
uneca.language.supporteden


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