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What is your Interest?
Sustainable Development
Represent:
Individual
Name of Company / Organization:
UN
What is your current job title / department?
Scientific Affairs Officer (SAO)
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Share ideas on sustainable development and access to modernity, with a focus on Africa
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
An Effective Strategy for Uncovering Modernity in Africa
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Jacques L. Hamel's Blog

Scientific Costumes, Visions, Worldviews and Mindsets for Revealing Modernity in Africa

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Africa is perhaps the most culturally imaginative and creative region in the world. It is extremely diversified, rich in talents and ingenuity with unlimited resources and potential. It has colonized the planet and it enriches humanity through inimitable arts. Yet, one African out of two lives in dismal human conditions. And despite spectacular progress here and there, it also remains profoundly socially and culturally conditioned, corrupted, domesticated and debased by two self-inflicted…

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Subverting, Disenchanting and Rationalizing STI Systems: A Strategy for Revealing Modernity in Africa

Posted on February 19, 2010 at 1:24am 0 Comments

Any interest in a speculative reflection on the power of modern science, technology and innovation systems (STI) for revealing some distinctive style of modernity in Africa?



The modernization of these systems, as the backbones of any mode of modernity, also requires the modernization of our mental or intellectual costumes. This process is essentially the passage from closed, self-confirming, faith-based, customary, totalizing or terrorizing knowledge systems to essentially… Continue

Building Science, Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Systems for Uncovering Modernity in Africa

Posted on April 2, 2008 at 7:30am 2 Comments

Dear All,



Some members of Development Crossing may be interested in the blog below on a strategy - a strategy of ‘Subversive Rationalization’ - to pull Africa towards some form of distinctive modernity. Any comment? .. ..
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Summary: The paper provides a speculative reflection on the power of modern science, technology and innovation systems (STI) for revealing some distinctive style of modernity in Africa. The modernization of these systems, as the backbones of any…
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At 4:32pm on June 25, 2009, Erik K. Dzordzordzi said…
We Need to re-tool our mind then everything will follow....

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