On Wednesday, 21st March 2018 Dr. David Martin, the businessman from Australia, delivered a public lecture entitled “The Emergence of the Innovation Commons Economy” at the University of Rwanda-Gikondo Campus in which he strongly urged students to rise up and shine up.
Dr. David Martin, a business man from Australia, lecturing students at Gikondo Campus
In his lecture, Dr. Martin Challenges Africans to think beyond the limits “We become detected for not making a decision we always think a little because we have been told that developing countries are unable (why can’t we think beyond the limits.?)” he said. Dr Martin said that Africans have been conditioned and consequently they have no critical thinking because of they simply think that they are under developed countries and neglect themselves. “It is a time that for Africans to choose what to do rather than select from other one suggestions, think about your future and choose for it.” He emphasized.
Dr. Martin went on to argue that if people don’t care about themselves, the first and primary cure would be to empower them to rise and show up themselves for their self-reliance. He further urged students to read and learn from reading materials in order to be innovative and as result contribute to their country’s economy. This is because, as he articulated “Africans have already paid the cost and there is no other cost to pay”.
Dr. David is the Founder and Chairman of M·CAM Inc., an international leader in innovation finance, trade, and intangible asset finance. He is the developer of the first innovation-based quantitative index of public equities and is the Managing Partner of the Purple Bridge Funds. He is the creator of the world’s first quantitative public equity index – the CNBC IQ100 powered by M·CAM.
He is the architect and founder of the Global Innovation Commons and is the author of the international legal framework for the Heritable Knowledge Trust and Heritable Innovation Trust programs.
Story by Ms. Viviane IRABIZI
Student at UR-Gikondo Campus