Menu

Call for Papers: Engineering Design and Innovation for African Development

  • Written by  Boitumelo Bodibe
  • 20 comments

African Journal of Science,Technology,Innovation and Development (AJSTID). Call for Papers: Engineering Design and Innovation for African Development.

Background

The developmental challenges facing Africa continue to remain complex and multifaceted.These challenges range from the problems of energy security,poor infrastructural facilities,inadequate manufacturing base,limited ICT access,to mention but a few.These problems have uniquely positioned the African continent as a veritable ground for the ready deployment of innovative and practical engineering solutions.

These solutions have to be conceptualised and eventually delivered via the engineering design process.The engineering design (D & E) process is often complex, cyclical and iterative but it has the final objective of creating functional innovative products and processes.The process of designing and delivering practical engineering,creative,innovative and entrepreneurial solutions for the developmental challenges in Africa is the focus of this special issue.Recent research by academics (Bell 2013) and reports by international organisations (UNCTAD 2007, UNESCO) have highlighted D&E as key components for innovation both in general terms and at the enterprise level.

This missing link has been largely ignored whilst systematically addressing the issues of innovation for development in the Global South in general and Africa in particular.We have undertaken research supported by Africalics and SIDA on D& E in Africa and would like to openly invite researchers to contribute to publish both in the planned special issue in AJSTID and the book in Taylor & Francis Routledge Publishers.

Themes: This special issue of AJSTID calls for original research papers on, but not limited to the broad topics outlined below:

 The theoretical underpinnings of design and engineering
 The conceptual instruments for linking D&E and innovation
 R&D and D&E in the context of developing countries.
 Current applications of engineering design
 Various stages of the engineering design process
 Analysis of the design of key technologies
 Engineering design in the education Curriculum
 Engineering Design in Indigenous Knowledge
 Key players in the D&E and stakeholders: identification and level of implication
 Solutions put up with to solve discussed problems
 Prospects for the future development of the engineering design research field
 The D&E gap between North and South
 The role and importance of Diasporas in bridging the gap: how can they be mobilised

Manuscripts should describe original and previously unpublished results which are currently not considered for publication in any other journal. All the manuscripts shall be submitted at http://www.edmgr.com/rajs/default.aspx and will undergo a peer-review process.


 

20 comments

  • Lancehilia
    Lancehilia Thursday, 14 December 2017 22:08 Comment Link

    viagra uk online
    viagra without a doctor prescription
    buy viagra org cn goodman
    viagra without prescription
    viagra mais energetico
    viagra ohne rezept aus deutschland
    is viagra available in generic in u.s
    viagra no prescription
    viagra de cuantos mg hay

  • Thanhned
    Thanhned Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:30 Comment Link

    viagra kaufen pillendienst
    viagra without prescription
    viagra online from uk
    viagra without prescription
    buy viagra australia online
    viagra without a doctor prescription
    long does 50mg viagra work
    viagra without a doctor prescription
    can i get generic viagra

  • RobertChide
    RobertChide Tuesday, 12 December 2017 14:01 Comment Link

    where to buy viagra pills
    viagra no prescription
    buy viagra priligy
    viagra ohne rezept aus deutschland
    can you get viagra at cvs

  • Louisdab
    Louisdab Monday, 11 December 2017 05:23 Comment Link

    can you buy viagra at tesco
    viagra prices
    buy authentic viagra
    best price for viagra
    viagra price in karachi

  • Robertcax
    Robertcax Saturday, 09 December 2017 19:16 Comment Link

    cialis uk cheap
    cheap cialis
    generic cialis tadalafil best buys
    cialis tablets
    how to buy cialis online usa

  • AndreFibra
    AndreFibra Friday, 08 December 2017 00:24 Comment Link

    tomar viagra de 100mg
    viagra pills
    cheap viagra cialis
    viagra online
    there generic cialis viagra

  • RolandTop
    RolandTop Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:09 Comment Link

    generique cialis cialis 1x20mg
    best erection pills
    tabletas sildenafil 50 mg
    erection pills
    cialis 20mg pills

  • Antioneapema
    Antioneapema Wednesday, 06 December 2017 04:27 Comment Link

    comprar cialis mastercard
    erectile dysfunction medications
    buy levitra 20mg
    best erection pills
    tesco to start selling cut-price viagra

  • ChrisWaw
    ChrisWaw Wednesday, 06 December 2017 00:29 Comment Link

    breaking 100mg viagra half
    best erection pills
    viagra online fast
    erectile dysfunction medications
    order viagra online safe

  • CraigFog
    CraigFog Friday, 01 December 2017 23:34 Comment Link

    on line casino costa rica
    online casino
    online gaming sites paypal
    casino online
    play roulette online australian casino

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

back to top

Latest SARChI Related News

24 August, 2017

The 7th Africana Post-Graduate Academy held

The 7th Africana Post-Graduate Academy was held on August 17, 2017. The postgrad...

Prof. Mammo Muchie urges innovators to have a non-profit dimension in India

10 August, 2017

Prof. Mammo Muchie urges innovators to have a non-profit dimension in India

Focus on social entrepreneurship S. R. Praveen Prof. Mammo Muchie urges innova...

23 July, 2017

Remembering Robin Murray

By Professor Mammo Muchie, his former MPhil student I heard of the passing aw...

20 July, 2017

"The First All Afrikana First Youth Congress(1st AAFYC)"

"The  First All Afrikana First Youth Congress(1st AAFYC)" Organized by AUSC...

13 July, 2017

Innovation for African Unity?

Professor Mammo Muchie has just returned from West Africa where he gave a series...

13 July, 2017

Tshwane's Mammo Muchie to Present a Keynote at the 1st EAI International Conference on ICT for Development for Africa, in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Professor Mammo Muchie of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Tshwane University...

M&G's Report on R&D Expenditure

26 June, 2017

M&G's Report on R&D Expenditure

The South African M&G press carried an interesting report on R&D expendi...

Ethiopian Diaspora Media Reports About ATH Spearheaded by Professor Mammo Muchie

26 June, 2017

Ethiopian Diaspora Media Reports About ATH Spearheaded by Professor Mammo Muchie

An Ethiopian News site had reported the launch of the African Talent Hub (ATH), ...

19 November, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tshwane University of Technology – Journal of Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (TUT – JCISE)

CALL FOR PAPERS : Tshwane University of Technology – Journal of Creativity,Innov...

Publications

Useful Links

Contact Info

210 Steve Biko Street
Pretoria
0001

Tel: +27 12 382 2679
Fax: +27 86 665 4587
Email: info@sarchi.org

About SARChI

Supported & Hosted by