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Monday, December 9 • 11:35 - 12:15
Panel: IP & Innovation in Africa's Informal Sectors (presentation slides attached)

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Intellectual Property & Innovation in Africa’s Informal Sectors: This panel of presentations connects findings from two parallel projects: The Open AIR research & training project and a WIPO Development Agenda implementation project. Speakers will present a conceptual framework as well as the results of empirical research collected on the ground in Ghanaian, South African and Ugandan informal sectors. Presentation slides available below.
YouTube video of this presentation.


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Jeremy de Beer

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
Prof. Jeremy de Beer is a law professor at the University of Ottawa, working on technological innovation, intellectual property and international trade and development, and the co-Principal Investigator of the Open A.I.R. project. Many of his refereed articles on intellectual... Read More →

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George Essegbey

Dr. George Owusu Essegbey is the Director of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) of Ghana. He is also a member of the country’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). He has several years... Read More →
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Dick Kawooya

Dr Dick Kawooya is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and former Lead Researcher of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of Access to Knowledge in Africa: Th... Read More →
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Erika Kraemer-Mbula

Erika Kraemer-Mbula is a Senior Lecturer & Research Fellow at the Institute for Economic Research at Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa). Erika’s research interests are on Science and Technology Policy analysis, innovation systems, sustainable development and various... Read More →

Monday December 9, 2013 11:35 - 12:15 SAST
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