Jacques L. Hamel
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SUBVERSIVE RATIONALIZATION: A NEW STRATEGY FOR DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Scientific Knowledge for Revealing Modernity in Africa  Africa is perhaps the most culturally imaginative and creative region in the world. It is extremely diversified, rich in talents and ingenuity…Continue

Started Jun 29, 2010

 

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Jacques L. Hamel
Occupation/Title
Free-Thinker on the Enlightenment and Liberation of Africa
Organization
Ex-United Nation Scientific Affairs Officer
Organization Type
Individual/Consultant
Organization URL
http://sites.google.com/site/revealingmodernityinafrica
Areas of KM Expertise
Communities of Practice, Knowledge Mapping, KM Strategies, Evaluating and Monitoring KM, Thematic/Knowledge Networks
Email ID
jachamel@gmail.com
Blog URL
http://sites.google.com/site/revealingmodernityinafrica/new-african...
Other Interests
Science, Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Strategies and Policies for Africa's Emancipation, Development and Modernization. Policy Analysis and Formulation, Advisory Services, Meeting Organization, Workshop Participation, Processes Facilitation, STI Documents Reviews, Publications Editing, Translation French-English, Lectures and Presentations, Speech Writing. Portals and Network Management, Knowledge Management, Think Thank, Surveys, Public Relations,
Languages Spoken
French, English, Spanish, little Amharic

Summary

Jacques graduated in Engineering (Québec), in Spanish (Malaga), in Business Administration (MBA - Paris) and in Economics (Ph. D.- London School of Economics). After five years in Europe, two years in Latin America and twelve years in Canada, he has been assisting African countries for more than fifteen years in the formulation and implementation of effective science, technology, innovation and knowledge strategies and policies for revealing a distinctive style of modernity in the African region. He has acquired a good experience in international programmes implementation and projects management as well as extensive global experience and understanding of cultures and history through self-studies, wide-ranging readings and travel in 123 countries. He has also some knowledge of Amharic and an awareness Ethiopian issues and challenges (20 years of residence and married to an Ethiopian).

His interest is in engaging the African scientific community with radical strategic thinking and in shaping a new science, technology and innovation (STI) narrative for capacity building and for uncovering the immense African potential for an original mode of modernity, through subversion, disenchantment and rationalization of pre-modern knowledge and beliefs systems, and through building robust STI systems rooted on solid foundations. The central question addressed is: ‘What mental or intellectual costume Africans need to wear in order to graduate into any form of modernity?”

Jacques is also interested in integrating climate change issues and concerns into STI policies.

More in my Website:
http://sites.google.com/site/revealingmodernityinafrica

Some recent thinking in this unpublished Paper: http://sites.google.com/site/revealingmodernityinafrica/newpaper

Join me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueshamel
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Jacques L. Hamel's Blog

Scientific knowledge for the enlightenment and liberation of Africa

Africa is perhaps the most culturally imaginative and creative region in the world. It is extremely diversified, rich in talents and ingenuity with unlimited resources and potential. It has colonized the planet and it enriches humanity through inimitable arts, creativity and advancement of knowledge. Yet, one African out of two lives in difficult human conditions. And despite spectacular progress here and there, Africa remains profoundly socially, spiritually and culturally possessed,…

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Posted on May 5, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Scientific Knowledge for the 'Re-Africanization' of Africa

How can scientific knowledge reveal a distinctive style of modernity in Africa?Africa is perhaps the most culturally imaginative and creative region in the world. It is extremely diversified, rich in talents and ingenuity with unlimited resources and potential. It has colonized the planet and it enriches humanity through inimitable arts, creativity and advancement of knowledge. Yet, one African out of two…
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Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:00am

Managing Knowledge for the Enlightenment of Africa

Africa is perhaps the most culturally imaginative and creative region in the world. It is extremely diversified, rich in talents and ingenuity with unlimited

resources and potential. It has colonized the planet and it enriches humanity

through inimitable arts. Yet, one African out of two lives in dismal human conditions.

And despite spectacular progress here and there, it also remains profoundly…

Continue

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 8:46am

Subverting, Disenchanting and Rationalizing Pre-Modern Knowledge Systems: A Strategy for Revealing Modernity in Africa

Some members of KM4DEV may be interested in some thinking about upgrading pre-modern knowledge systems in the African region for uncovering a distinctive style of modernity. Follow this link: Continue

Posted on February 5, 2010 at 11:22am

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At 8:05am on January 12, 2012, Ewen Le Borgne said…

Hello!

My name is Ewen Le Borgne. On top of being a KM4Dev core group member and editor of the KM4Dev journal, I work for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa. I am contacting you because I saw that you are also based in Ethiopia.

Me and my colleague Peter Ballantyne would like to stimulate the cooperation of all KM/KS and communication specialists in the development sector, particularly but not only agriculture. As part of this we would like to organise a first event in late January to invite all such motivated people to come and join, mingle and share. We hope that this will mark the start of more regular cooperation among all of us KM/KS/comms people in Ethiopia.

If you are interested, could you please contact me by email (e.leborgne@cgiar.org) so I can send you the invitation for that gathering? There will most likely be also an announcement on the KM4Dev Ning and mailing list very soon.

Hoping to see you join forces with us!

Cheers,

Ewen Le Borgne

 
 
 

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