Posts Tagged ‘Inclusion’

Contextualising Ethics in a Dynamic World April 23, 2021 No Comments

On the one hand, research ethics are universal in that they have to do with respecting rights and dignity, not doing harm, and ensuring community participation in research and benefits to the communities where the research takes place. On the other, context is dynamic and plays a role in determining the ethical considerations in research processes. Tensions exist. How do [...]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Africa: A Dialogue on Policy Perspectives and Investment Options April 18, 2021 No Comments

Africa was largely left out of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd industrial revolutions. In the 4th, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship will be the norm in all sectors of society. This could greatly benefit the people of Africa, however, any deep societal inequalities will be reproduced. If, on the other hand, inequalities are consciously brought forward and addressed, I anticipate an inclusive 4th industrial revolution that contributes to the Africa We Want. That is why I argue for applying a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to all policies and programs at national and regional levels.