RCE Thiruvananthapuram Holds Talk on 'KNOW AFRICA- History, Development and Science’

RCE Thiruvananthapuram along with Centre for innovation in science and social action (CISSA) organized a talk on ‘KNOW AFRICA- History, Development and Science’ by Prof. Mammo Muchie (Research Chair and Professor of Economics Research on Innovation at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa) at the Institute of Engineers, Thiruvananthapuram on 31st July, 2017.  

Prof. Mammo Muchie opened his talk with an elaboration of rich culture Africa possesses. "Africa has knowledge on several branches of science and social science from ancient period onwards", said Prof. Muchie. He asked the world to recognize those and embrace the large amount of traditional and scientific knowledge from Africa’s ancient studies.  
He asked the youth in India and Africa to join hands and work together in mutual respect to spread the idea of sustainable development and culture. He emphasized the importance of collaboration and used the concept of ‘Ubuntu’ and ‘Vasudeva Kudumbakam- One global family’ as good philosophies of a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. The audience had many interesting questions on Prof. Muchie's ideas on an Indo- African brotherhood and peaceful co-existence between the two regions.

Before holding his talk, Prof. Muchie also spoke to The Hindu on the challenges given by technological advancement. “We have now entered the fourth industrial revolution, one which deals with knowledge and innovation. Here, we are not dealing with incremental technologies. What we now have are exponential technologies, the pace of growth of which is causing dramatic effects. The more technology takes control, the more impact it has on the people. Human relationships are changing, some are failing to cope with the changes. We need to think on whether this growth is destructive or constructive, and devise ways to make it constructive,” he said. 

The talk can be watched in full lenth here