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Title:Strategies for Technology Transfer: Lessons for Eritrea
Authors:Gebremedhin, Kiflai
Measho, Afeworki A.
Periodical:Eritrean Studies Review (ISSN 1086-9174)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Eritrea
Northeast Africa
Development and Technology
Economics, Commerce
Technology transfer
economic development
capacity building
government policy
private sector
Abstract:This article discusses the role of technology and technology transfer in the reconstruction and industrial development of postindependence Eritrea. It describes the relevant economic, social and infrastructural realities of Eritrea and deals with the question as to whether industrial technological development strategies adopted by other countries, notably Taiwan, Kenya, and Southeast Asian countries, can be applied in Eritrea. Next, ideas for promoting technology transfer are presented, followed by a discussion of useful strategies and policies and the role of the university (of Asmara) as a source of technical information. Eritrea's future in advancing its national technological capacity is likely to depend on the development of the private sector. Development of indigenous technologies is not the preferred choice. Two tried approaches that have helped develop an industrial base are the establishment of a business incubator system and a permanent industrial park system. Bibliogr.