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The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation in African Development: The Role of Universities

Professor Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Prof. Zeleza, Vice Chancellor and Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the United States International University - Africa, discusses 5 key areas which included: (1) the conundrum of development, (2) Africa’s standing in the global science, technology and innovation (STI) landscape, (3) engineering African STI future,  (4)  Ways in which Universities can contribute towards STI, and (5) Lessons for Malawi. “We need to prepare our students for the next forty years of their lives, not the last forty of ours,” he said. He further highlighted that Education must be inclusive, innovative, intersectional, and interdisciplinary. Read a summary, or read the full report. A full presentation by Prof. Zeleza can be downloaded here.


In The News

In print

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Science, Innovation could

spur economy

By Taonga Sabola, Times, 13th August 2020

Economic and academic experts on Wednesday agreed that embracing science, innovation and technology could be critical in uplifting impoverished Malawi into the league of developed countries.

The experts made the observation during the third Eminent Speaker Series organised by the MwAPATA Institute in collaboration with the National Planning Commission (NPC) and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) under the theme, 'Role of Science and Technology in Economic Transformation: How can Malawi's Academic and Research Institutions Contribute?' 

Rainbow TV News report

by Leah Malekano, 13th August 2020

On Radio

3rd Eminent Speaker SeriesMwAPATA
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The voice of Florence Mwale, Capital FM Radio report for 13th August in the 1pm news bulletin. Reported by John Namalenga. 

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