INDIGENOUS THINK TANKS ARE INDISPENSABLE FOR THE EMERGENCE OF THE AFRICA WE WANT TO SEE

James Magara

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Weighing around 1.4 kilograms, with billions of nerve cells, it is the source of our thoughts and actions. Without it, meaningful life cannot exist. Think tanks are to a country what the brain is to the body. Just like the brain is dedicated to receiving and processing information, countries need institutions dedicated to making sense of the local and global environments, and recommending the most appropriate responses. Professor Stephen Adei of Accra, Ghana likens a country without think tanks to a human being without a brain.

What are think tanks?

The term, “think tank” was given to the secure places that American military and civilian experts met to strategize during World War II. Later, the term was applied to contract researchers that did work for the military. In the 1960s, its usage expanded to describe experts who formulated policy…

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