If you are in Kampala on the 18th of April, do yourself a favor and attend this lecture by Professor Calestous Juma. You won’t regret it.

Africa’s identity has historically been associated with its vast natural resources which have shaped not only its political culture but also defined its place in the global family of nations. In recent years, however, a new picture of Africa has started to emerge. African economies are increasingly being view as rapid adopters of emerging technologies.

via Rebooting African Economies: Science and Engineering for Rapid Economic Transformation – Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.