African Digital Laser Breakthrough Promises Future Innovation

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY For decades many African countries have experienced low investment in research and development (R&D) and scientific innovation. One of the few nations to benefit from a sophisticated university network and research and development sector was South Africa. It still ranks top on the continent for […]

Cheap Indian Tablet Seeks to Bridge Digital Divide

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY India has had many false starts in innovating in information technology. While the country and its talented army of software engineers have a global reputation for innovation, the fits and starts that have accompanied attempts to create new hardware and devices have drawn a range […]

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Digital Mapping to put Slums on the Map

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Mobile phones are more and more part of daily life in the South’s slums – even for the poorest people. One result is that it has now become possible to undertake digital mapping initiatives to truly find out who is where and what is actually going […]

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Profile of African Innovators Continues to Rise

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY A mix of developments is proving that African innovators no longer need to see themselves as lone operators working in isolation. Awareness of the continent’s talent has never been higher and is grabbing attention from the world’s media. In turn, more and more resources are being […]