Monday, 12 August 2013

A technology strategy for Zimbabwe under indigenisation

Zimbabwe's path of indigenisation will leave technopreneurs and
technovators largely isolated from the rest of the globe, investment
will dry up and technological advancement will slow down.

The nation will lose out on the benefits of technology in all sectors
of the economy and as technologists we can't allow to happen.
It needs a platform where all stakeholders come together and formulate
a strategy to counter the effects of the country's projected
trajectory.

The strategy will have to involve;
- synergies,
- skills exchange and,
- aggressive lobbying at policy level.
The incoming Government has a history of imposing policies upon
industry but inasmuch as we can't go against it, we must come up with
a workable survival strategy.

I call upon interested parties to come gather around a round table,
reach a consensus and chart a way forward in Zimbabwe's uncertain
technology future.

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Kind Regards

Ittai Bryan
facebook.com/ibmatteu
ibmatteu.wordpress.com

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