Citing Africa, Season 2 explores the role that knowledge and technology play in shaping economic and social development within African countries.
Episodes explores digital technologies and data in agriculture and health, public investment in higher education, and the way in which certain ideas and biases become hegemonic within international organisations working in African countries. Overall, this second season looks beyond academic knowledge to consider how control over knowledge and technology shape economic and social development. Who has control over knowledge and technology, and increasingly the data that flows through value chains? Who has control over those skill based entry barriers that protect the competitive advantages of high income countries but also give them power to frame international norms and discussions over the economy and social development? Episodes explore these questions in particular sectors and industries, and will hopefully provoke interesting conversations among listeners.
Each episode features students from LSE International Development’s 2020 cohort.
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