- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE KENYA NATIONAL INNOVATION OUTLOOK
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Kenya is currently riding on innovation as a key vehicle for economic growth, but there is no single consolidated platform in the country where innovation activities and progress can be updated and accessed; i.e., a real-time one-stop shop for key information on Kenya’s current innovation status and outlook. Such a platform enhances the ability of the government, local stakeholders, and foreign investors to make rapid and evidence-based decisions regarding investments in innovation-related initiatives across the economy. Most importantly, the Kenyan innovation performance has been assessed, mainly, through the Science, Technology, and Innovation lens with the aim of international comparison based on global standards and indicators. There have been limited efforts to domesticate the indicators to make them more relevant, relatable, understandable, and usable by local decision-makers. Innovation is quite a big concept that would take a huge effort to unpack. The danger is in taking a narrow view of it and missing the broader dimensions. The report at hand does indeed take in this broader angle, but inevitably emphasis differs for the various issues it discusses. Far too many social problems are crying out for solutions, and creative approaches are needed to deal with them. Innovation, therefore, must be seen as a vehicle for the transformation of society for the attainment of better standards of life and more dignified involvements by the productive population in the economy.
- Publication Date
- Oct. 18, 2022, 1:24 p.m.
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