Yaw Nyarko, professor of economics and native of Ghana, is the director of NYUAD's Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED), a comprehensive research center devoted to the study and application of innovative and cutting-edge technologies that can significantly improve economic growth in developing countries around the world.
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From better prices for their crops to disease prevention, the world's rural poor are beginning to harvest a rich crop of benefits from cell phone technology — and NYU Abu Dhabi researchers are helping to lead the way.
With the goal of bringing together relevant stakeholders to share and coordinate activities with regard to advancing the use of technology in developing regions, NYUAD's Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED), in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade, held its second annual conference, "Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Regions," earlier this week.
NYUAD Professor of Economics and Director of NYUAD's Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) Yaw Nyarko signed a three-year collaborative research partnership agreement between NYU's Development Research Institute (DRI) and the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) to evaluate the impact of the four-year-old exchange and to develop improved systems and information flow.