Rural innovation workshop.
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This workshop aims to review current approaches to developing the innovation potential in rural areas, consider lessons learned to date and explore suitable approaches for smaller developing countries, such as Namibia. Participants will brainstorm and collaboratively filter ideas and then, jointly develop an outline for a structure and process for a rural innovation programme. Participants will discuss issues related to the capture, dissemination and commercialization of rural innovations; stakeholder involvement and roles; benefit sharing models; IP ownership models; ICT and other infrastructure.