Science-based economic development: The Eureka Factor

  • S Chandiwana Blair Research Institute, P O Box CY 573, Causeway,Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • C Shiff Dept. of Molecular Biology & Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, North Wolf St., Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.


This article examines the eureka factor in science based development and underscores the increasing concern that Africa lags behind in science and technology (S&T) due to political and social instability coupled by low investments in technologies. ('Eureka!' is an exclamation of triumph on discovering something or solving a scientific problem.) The articles emphasizes that African science should come up with a decisive policy for investment in new style education and capacity building for S&T that is relevant to the African experience and addresses problems of real concern to the community.

The Zimbabwe Science News Volume 33(1) January-March 1999, pp. 5-11

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