Africa: the Scientific Divide

Cita:

Mvé-Ondo, B. (2005). Africa: the Scientific Divide. Paris: Futuribles.

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Tipus d'obra: Book

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ICT4D | Open Access

Resum:

It is the scientific divide, more serious than the digital, that is marginalizing Africa. The continent will develop when it constructs a new culture for itself, a culture liberated both from certain archaic forms of behaviour and from a posture of passive consumption of imported technologies as in colonial days. The challenge facing Africans is one of successfully internalizing scientific thought by appropriating it in an original synthesis with their cultural identity. The intangible conditions for development identified in this work could also shed light for other regions, including Europe, on the obstacles that stand in their way.