The Role of Tertiary Education Institutions in the Development of Technical and Technological Capabilities for Employment Creation in Eastern, Southern and West Africa: Selected Case Studies

African institutions of tertiary education have played a significant role in developing initiatives aimed at the creation of capabilities for agricultural and industrial innovation in the last four decades. This report was commissioned to assess the role of the regional policy bodies, regional research networks and a selected number of tertiary education institutions in the creation of technical and technological capabilities aimed at promoting employment and innovation in the region.This report contains three in-depth studies of tertiary education institutions (a) The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KUNST) in Ghana; (b) the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya and (c) the Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) they all share the vision of becoming centres of excellence in scientific and engineering research and teaching and aim at meeting the growing needs of productive sectors in their countries

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