Tech books focusing on Africa

Disrupting Africa: The Rise and Rise of African Innovation
by Nnamdi Oranye

In this book, Nnamdi Oranye looks at increasing innovation in Africa, showing how modern technology and digital payment services bring it all together to create a new kind of infrastructure the world has simply not expected. The African narrative is changing. Today’s Africa is an exciting, creative continent, filled with amazing potential.

Publisher: Self-published

What Do Science, Technology, and Innovation Mean from Africa?
by Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga (editor)

In the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) literature, Africa has often been regarded as a recipient of STI rather than a proactive creator of these subjects. In this book, scholars from a range of disciplines show that STI in Africa is not merely the product of “technology transfer” from elsewhere, but is the working of African knowledge. Their contributions focus on African ways of looking, meaning-making, and creating. The book’s various authors see Africans as intellectual agents whose perspectives constitute authoritative knowledge and whose strategic deployment of both endogenous and in-bound things represents an Africa-centred notion of STI.

Publisher: MIT Press

Innovation Africa: Emerging Hubs of Excellence

by Dr. Olugbenga Adesida, Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina and João Resende-Santos (editors)

This book contains a number of analytical case studies that examine the nature and origins of emerging high-end innovation hubs in Africa. These hubs are both under-studied and little known inside and outside the continent. With this analysis, the book intends to highlight and draw lessons from some of the most promising and successful innovation cases in Africa today, exploring the key factors driving their successful emergence, growth and future prospects.

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa

by Dr. Allam Ahmed (editor)

Addressing the issues that will be central to Africa’s various attempts to effectively manage knowledge and innovation for sustainable business management, this edited book makes a timely contribution to research on business in Africa. Coinciding with the recently launched Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 by the African Union, which emphasizes the critical roles of science, technology, and innovation for Africa’s socio-economic development and growth, the book echoes these themes with a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to knowledge and innovation management in Africa.

Publisher: Palgrave

The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa
by Calestous Juma

This book argues that Africa can feed itself in a generation and help contribute to global food security, despite its history of persistent food shortages and the rising threat of climate change. To achieve this, the continent must harness scientific and technological advances, invest in infrastructure, foster higher technical training, and create regional markets. It must also foster a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent’s economic improvement.

Publisher: Oxford University Press


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