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Rejuvenating African Economies: The Role of Engineering in International Development

Journal Article, Africa Policy Journal, volume 2

Fall 2006

Author: Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Science, Technology, and Public Policy; Science, Technology, and Globalization


Africa6s ability to meet its human welfare needs, participate in the global economy, and protect the environment will require considerable investment in science and innovation in general and engineering in particular. This article argues that viable strategies for building competence in engineering should seek to link engineering training directly to infrastructure projects. The African policy community should launch a global review of the lessons learned from international development efforts over the last fifty years that could guide a new phase of international development cooperation with a focus on the role of science and engineering in sustainable development.

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Juma, Calestous and Bob W. Bell, Jr. "Rejuvenating African Economies: The Role of Engineering in International Development." Africa Policy Journal 2 (Fall 2006).

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