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Biomass-Based Innovations in Demand Driven Research and Development Projects in Africa

Version 1 : Received: 4 July 2018 / Approved: 5 July 2018 / Online: 5 July 2018 (08:09:35 CEST)

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Raymond, J.; Afranaa, K.N.; Festus, N.B.; Oluwole, F. Biomass-Based Innovations in Demand Driven Research and Development Projects in Africa. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2639. Raymond, J.; Afranaa, K.N.; Festus, N.B.; Oluwole, F. Biomass-Based Innovations in Demand Driven Research and Development Projects in Africa. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2639.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2018, 10, 2639
DOI: 10.3390/su10082639

Abstract

The case for demand-driven research and development has received important considerations among governments, donors and programme implementing partners in development planning and implementation. Addressing demand is believed to be a bottom-top approach for designing and responding to development priorities and is good for achieving development outcomes. In this paper, we discuss the concept and application of demand driven research for development (DDRD) in Africa. We use evidence of six projects implemented under the BiomassWeb Project in Africa. We focus on parameters on level of engagement of stakeholders - whose demand is being articulated, the processes for demand articulation, capacity building and implementation processes, innovativeness of the project, reporting and sustainability of the project. We find that the nature of the institutions involved in articulation and implementation of demand-driven research and development projects and their partnerships influence the impact and reporting of demand-driven projects.

Subject Areas

demand driven research; biomass; innovation; Ghana

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