Ethiopian e-Journal for Research and Innovation Foresight (Ee-JRIF), Vol 7, No 1 (2015)

  • Written by  Mammo Muchie, Seble Worku

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Innovation, learning and building capacity

Editors note

by Mammo Muchie, Seble Worku

The overall objective of scientific research is to generate new knowledge, new technology and enable innovative thinking. These in turn create future economic growth and wealth through entrepreneurship and availability of new technologies and new outputs. For the individual researcher, the purpose of research would be immediate satisfaction of intellectual curiosity, be at the forefront of potentially new technical field, to belong to a particular research group, or to be able to participate in conferences and be able to network with individuals with similar interests. The available research publications in Ethiopia including the stock of publications contained in the Ethiopian e-journal for Research and Innovation Foresight (Ee-JIRF) show that the research emphasis for Ethiopian researchers revolves around food security, climate change, infectious diseases and other health related issues. This is of course in line with the country‚Äüs development policy which is geared towards agriculture led industry given its large land and water resources. Furthermore, Ethiopia has planned to achieve middle income country level by 2025. This would need a successful system of innovation and the manufacturing sector would have to play a crucial role as a driver of innovation and productivity of growth.


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