The Role of Tertiary Education Institutions in the Development of Technical and Technological Capabilities for Employment Creation in Eastern, Southern and West Africa

Chapter one is the introduction, chapter two examines the links between industry and universities as channels for technology development and innovation with general conclusions that the three case studies, just like most African Universities, have not had robust links with industry that are driven by the need to create synergies for technological change and innovation. Chapters three, four and five highlight in detail the contributions made by all the three institutions and document some bold steps that have been taken by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to foster links with farmers and industry.  All in all they still need to push the frontiers of knowledge to higher levels by making knowledge accessible to producers instead of only providing access to their technology products.