Open AIR Annual Report 2019

The 2019 Report is the fifth consecutive report Farm Design produced for Open AIR. The design took a bold and bright new direction.

The cover design aimed to illustrate the Africa-wide research network, the connection to Canada, the different research area and the new lenses of Artificial Intelligence and Gender Equity.

All the text and photographs were contributed by members of Open AIR. We designed a layout grid system that is flexible enough to accommodate all the different types of content in a cohesive whole.

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About Open AIR

Open AIR is a network comprising researchers from across Africa and Canada who are interested in open innovation, collaborative initiatives, scaling, inclusion, and policy impact.

The network’s purpose is to develop a better understanding of African contexts, to create better policies and better practice.

The question that they are currently working on is:

How can open and collaborative innovation help scale the impacts of next-generation technologies
to promote gender equality, youth employment, and other aspects of inclusion?

Open AIR is conducting case studies to help answer this question through the lenses of High Tech Hubs, Informal Innovation, Indigenous Entrepreneurs, Innovation Metrics, and Laws & Policies. Analysis of the results of these studies will be used to produce reports, research publications, improved theoretical models, and policy briefs & guidelines.

Open AIR is representing Africa as consultants in our various areas of expertise and have representation at WIPO, the AU, relevant government bodies, and others, as well as in academic circles.

Visit Open AIR’s website (Designed and built by Farm Design)