Enhancing Africa's Growth and Sustainable Development through Innovation and Technology Transformational Model

Bassey Asuquo Ekanem, Elizabeth Bassey Ekanem
2021 World Journal of Innovative Research  
 Abstract-Technology and innovation are essential enablers for growth and sustainable development. Over the years, there have been conscious efforts by Africans in the area of innovation and technology enhancement as evident in Remitta and M-Pesa for financial services, Way-C tablet in communications, M-Kopa in Energy, and Twiga in Agriculture and Food inclusion just to mention but a few. However, even with these efforts, Africa is still ranked low in global innovation index (GII). In fact,
more » ... highest ranked African countries namely Mauritius, South Africa, Tunisia and Kenya are placed 52, 60, 65 and 86 respectively out of 131 countries. This research was designed to investigate the factors responsible for the low GII as well as recommend ways of enhancing it. Based on the research findings, Innovation and Technology Transformational Model is presented as a veritable tool for enhancing Africa's innovation and technology capacities to ensure growth and sustainable development.
doi:10.31871/wjir.10.2.16 fatcat:gj7mfuacgrbppcx6ewzfnakqkq