When will developing countries stop importing knowledge? (15) Why should developing countries stop importing knowledge? (3)

5 October, 2018

Knowledge cannot be easily disseminated the way we disseminate information. It is easier to disseminate prescriptions like "take three tablets daily after a meal" or a manual on how to assemble & operate a dialysis machine. The most important missing knowledge in developing countries is how to produce those tablets using local herbs, what to put in tablets & why as well as how to produce a context-specific dialysis machine from scratch, for instance. Without focusing on knowledge, most development efforts just contribute to information overload.

Best,

Charles Dhewa

Chief Executive Officer

Knowledge Transfer Africa (KTA)

Harare City Council Community Services Building,

Mbare Agriculture Market

Harare, Zimbabwe

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HIFA profile: Charles Dhewa is the Managing Director of Knowledge Transfer Africa (Pvt) Ltd based in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a HIFA Country Representative

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