SC: FOCUS: What the heck is DIG SOUTH?
Digital economy jobs pay much higher average wages than manufacturing and service industry jobs. It follows that if we want to earn competitive wages in the global marketplace and be able to do so from the South, and if we want that capital to largely remain in the region, we must focus on creating, incubating and attracting knowledge economy companies to headquarter here. It’s a guarantee that most of the new wealth generated in the U.S. this century will flow to scalable software companies. Rest
UAE: Huawei sees youth as “KE” to transformation to a knowledge economy
Huawei also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CUD today, extending its long-term commitment to the university as it brings its global expertise in innovation to empower students.
“Huawei is committed to the vision of His highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across all sectors in the UAE,” said David Wang, CEO of Huawei UAE. “The UAE continues to build on its commercial success and take steps to become a global information center and a knowledge-based economy. Our partnership with the Canadian University Dubai confirms our support to the youth of the UAE who we see as the enablers of this national strategy.” Rest
Africa: Malnutrition — it’s the economy, stupid!
[African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina] “So it’s very important for us in Africa to take decisive action to end it, because it has significant implications for the future workforce in Africa. And as you move into the knowledge economy, you can repair a bridge, you can repair a road, you can repair a port. You can’t repair a brain. This is very critical. So that’s why we are working together to launch the African Leaders for Nutrition.” Rest
Africa: Radio Astronomy in Africa – Mauritius Signs SKA MoU
This scientific project will consist of the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope, about 50 times more sensitive, and up to 10 000 faster (in terms of its survey speed) than the best radio telescopes of today. It is expected to have a significant impact on Africa’s drive towards a knowledge economy, wherein information flow is supercritical and underpins the character of a knowledge economy.
Eleven countries, represented by their local research organisations, are current members (Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom). Rest
UK: Support UK tech or face economic “doom”
Neil Woodford, known for being the UK’s most successful investor, says backing our world-class science is crucial for the UK to hold its position as a centre of technological innovation. Having a thriving “knowledge economy” will allow the UK to compete with other global heavyweights.
“We are failing as an economy to capture [the opportunity in science] and if we fail to capture that the economy is doomed,” Woodford says.
“The critical part of the jigsaw is that early-stage science is what the UK economy does very well. And if the economy is going to succeed in the future we have to make the knowledge economy work,” he added. Rest
Pakistan: ‘Govt paying special attention to strengthen research institutions’
[LCCI SVP Almas Hyder] “Pakistan has is yet to be placed at some respectable position in the innovation index because of low end production of cheap goods and inefficient energy consumption ratio. Even after more than six decades of its creation, Pakistan still remains to be a producer of primary commodities. In view of current resource constraint, there is a need to utilise existing resources optimally through reorganising our research and development infrastructure and moving towards knowledge economy to rectify the dismal situation,” he suggested. Rest