Raadaa.com launches platform to assist researchers monitize work
Accessing quality research enables evidence-informed decision-making. It is useful to scholars, organisation, and most essentially for national policy.
Unfortunately, research output in developing economies like Nigeria lags well behind counterparts in developed countries.
Unarguably, the lack of cutting-edge research, and a lack of evidence-informed policy-making are major hindrances to development in Nigeria and Africa in general.
However, challenges to cutting-edge research in the continent are blamed on lack of funding; poor investment in education; skills migration to overseas institutions; and limited international collaboration, especially in research innovation and design.
There are also factors as expensive and limited internet connectivity; reliance on external donors for research infrastructure, which undermines national ‘buy-in’ to research; and little demand from policy-makers on research needs.
Nevertheless, one of the critical steps to address these multifaceted challenges is harnessing and attracting researcher diaspora; innovating through information and communication technologies to harness global skills; and establishment of local repositories for refined research outputs and policy briefs to help bridge the research/policy divide.
This is where raadaa.com comes in. The innovative platform launched by Ezugwu Chigozie, founder/CEO, serves as a repository for researched works and enables users to read, share and get more from the web.
“The aim of establishing Raadaa is to make quality content and research works available to you for free. We want to empower the people, because today data has become ubiquitous and relevant in every facet of life, while relevant data is verifiable through research.
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