Work is underway to boost development in Africa with the help of IP, but governments need to do more, as WIPR finds out in an interview with the director general of ARIPO.
The foundations of Africa are built on a diverse and often turbulent history, from European colonisation to economic struggles.
Africa may not necessarily be widely known for its groundbreaking technological advancements, but it is home to some ambitious innovators and policymakers.
However, the continent’s understanding of the complex matter of IP is lacking, Fernando dos Santos, director general of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), tells WIPR.
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