|At its first meeting in 2003 the NEPAD Ministerial Conference on Science and Technology called on the NEPAD Secretariat to initiate activities that would generate an African Innovation Outlook – a comprehensive profile of the innovation landscape. The NEPAD secretariat subsequently requested UNU-INTECH to develop methodology for an Africa wide innovation study, the first of its kind to be undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa. The report contains a comprehensive overview of surveys in the OECD as well as developing countries, and elaborates a common framework, methodology, and timetable for conducting such surveys.
The study was prepared by a team of researchers under the direction of Professor Lynn K. Mytelka. Members of the team included Norman Dytianquin (UNU-INTECH), Geoffrey Gachino (Kenya Central Bureau of Statistics/UNU-INTECH), Dr. Micheline Goedhuys, ( University of Antwerp / UNU-INTECH Research Fellow), Prof. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka (UNU-INTECH), Dr. Saeed Parto (MERIT/University of Maastricht/UNU-INTECH Research Fellow) and Anthony Arundel (MERIT/University of Maastricht )