About Innovation & Technology

Our focus

Building on the experience of the implementation of the African Information Society Initiative and the African Innovation framework, ECA is focusing on assisting African countries and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)  in the formulation, adoption and implementation of new technology and innovation policies that will help them accelerate the transformation process to improve the competitiveness of their firms, the welfare of their citizens, including ensuring their collective and individual security. 

ECA also conducts research on national and regional innovation systems, technology transfer and on new and emerging technology likely to support economic transformation, and in key areas such as agriculture and social service delivery, where innovations and new technologies can support economic transformation and human resource development.

Measurement being key to ECA’s deliverables, we envision measuring the economic, social, political, and security impact of  technologies and innovation process.