GUIDE FOR AFRICAN RESEARCHERS on filing a patent application

This guide (drawing on a desk review) is an effort to contribute to increased numbers of patent applications from African research institutions. It also provides directions to universities and research institutions on how to use the intellectual property system and information in patent documents for their own research and development.

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PROGRAM PERFORMANCE REPORTING FOR MFDR

Considering the growing emphasis today on Management for Development Results (MfDR), performance measurement and management is undoubtedly here to stay. MfDR requires credible data and procedures for forecasting expected results, and robust statistics

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GUIDE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM AFRICAN ENTERPRISES ON USING TRADEMARKS

Trademarks started to play an important role as countries industrialized and since then have become a major marketing tool. Their use by Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is crucial for their growth, as SMEs are at the heart of Africa’s dynamism.

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GUIDE FOR AFRICAN JOURNALISTS: Communicating research findings to laypeople

This guide aims to boost journalists’ performance in communicating research findings, by extracting the right information from research reports to present to their readers, whether the public or policy makers. It aims to help African journalists (and communication specialists and editors) to develop tools and skills to explain research findings from these types of reports.

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