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 […]

Indian Newspapers Thrive with Economy

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The onslaught of digital media in the developed countries of the world regularly brings pronouncements of the death of the traditional newspaper. But this assumption of digital triumph misses out on the reality in countries across the global South. As incomes rise and literacy levels […]

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Southern Innovator In Dhaka, Bangladesh: Public Service Innovation Workshop | December 2017

The following blog report does not reflect the views of the UNOSSC or UNDP.  Dateline: Dhaka, Bangladesh (9-11 December 2017) – From 9-11 December 2017, I participated in the Workshop on Innovations in Service Delivery: The Scope for South-South and Triangular Cooperation held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hosted by the a2i (access to information) division of the […]

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2010: Development Challenges, South-South Solutions

2010 December Ghanaian Coffins Prove Design and Craftsmanship Boost Incomes Development Challenges: In many parts of the world, indigenous ingenuity and craft skills are finally getting the recognition they deserve. The quirky but very inventive gadgets and solutions featured on the Afrigadget blog (http://www.afrigadget.com) never fail to inspire and amaze. Colombian Architect Proving Strength and Beauty of […]