The speakers spoke of the exploding interests and efforts deployed internationally in matters of aid, technical assistance, and capacity building. The lack of success of implementation of the aid and technical assistance programs (especially the United Nations Programme of Action for African Economic Recovery and Development) have caused some concern on the part of donor countries. Perhaps, the long-term Marshall Plan type of support suggested by Dr. Doo Kingué and the program approach as suggested by Dr. Adei, which would stress system building for which the governments would be accountable, might work in Africa. These approaches might ensure the building of stable organizational structures. I enjoy the insights of these professional Africans. I especially appreciate the humility of Dr. Doo Kingué asking for a Marshall Plan for Africa. I also appreciate the candor of Dr. Adei who would like to work in Ghana where he could be helping the people, but where he could not maintain the living standards he has in Manhattan.
Technology transfer à la the U.S. or European way is deficient. Why shouldn't we be building citizen-to-citizen technology transfer?
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Publication information: Book title: Prospects for Recovery and Sustainable Development in Africa. Contributors: Aguibou Y. Yansané - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 64.
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