As part of their pilot phase, the Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH) has conducted three experimental case study projects, yielding insights into defining an experiment and understanding the system in an African context.
NOMADIC EDUCATION IN KENYA: A CASE STUDY OF MOBILE SCHOOLS IN SAMBURU COUNTY AS A TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICY
This report details the study and analysis of the Kenyan TIP case that acted as the context-specific project for looking at experimentation into transformative change using the ‘niche’ initiative of mobile education for nomadic people. It looks at how it challenged the received wisdom of schooling to be innovative and transformative for the communities it was seeking to serve. The report shows the intermediaries, the power dynamics of partnerships and defines how the project addressed transformative principles and outcomes. To learn more, you can download the full report from the TIP Resource Lab.
DEVELOPING A TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICY APPROACH: THE CASE OF SENEGAL
This case study outlines the Senegalese context for the three frames of innovation – central to the TIP theory and application.
The report discusses and maps Senegal’s innovation system to examine each framing. The report concludes by analysing the transformative, experimental potentials for change in Senegal and the roles that STI policy can play in that process.
The resulting case study from this mapping, which was chosen for further examination of its transformative potential and outcomes, involved ICT in Higher Education. The accompanying poster in this Resource Collection Series details the case and findings further. To learn more, you can download the full report from the TIP Resource Lab.
SENEGAL’S VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY: A CASE STUDY ON TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICY
The Virtual University of Senegal (Université Virtuelle du Sénégal (UVS)) and its corresponding initiative, Open Digital Space (Espace Numérique Ouvert (ENO)) was selected as one of TIAH’s pilot projects because of its transformative nature. UVS is a public digital university, which aims to provide Senegalese youth with equitable access to higher education. UVS takes into consideration the rapid trends in ICT, which will require new ways of equipping students in an era of a digital age. Learning at UVS combines traditional classroom teaching with online training. In this approach, the traditional classroom teaching component decreases as the students advance in their curriculum. To learn more, you can read the case study report on the TIP Resource Lab.