Since the year 2015 is almost over, I have taken some time to read up on ICT-trends in Africa for 2016. It goes without saying that staying up to date with the latest ICT-innovations is of vital importance for the African continent. Innovation in the ICT-sector serves as a catalyst and encourages further innovation. This … Continue reading Did You Know About The Latest ICT-Trends In Africa?
It is a well known fact that corruption affects potential innovation negatively. A few weeks ago I blogged about the negative impacts of online censorship on innovation. Today I would like to address another corruption-related issue. According to an article on howwemadeitinafrica.com, in many African countries the artisanal sector is dominated by logging companies who operate … Continue reading Did You Know About Corruption In The Timber Sector In Many African Countries?
I would like to start today´s post with a question for my readers: I am always looking for more interesting websites and blogs about innovation in Africa. Unfortunately, informative online-resources concerning innovation in Africa seem to be rather scarce. If any of you know of a good website, please let me know in the comment … Continue reading Did You Know How A Smart Business Model Can Help NGOs In Africa?
This weekend, I stumbled upon a really interesting article stressing the vital importance of a functioning logistics sector for innovation and economic growth to flourish in Africa. Apparently, in East Africa the freight and transport costs are among the highest in the world, with freight logistics costs per km being more than 50% higher in … Continue reading Did You Know About How Infrastructure Networks Affect Innovation In Africa?
In October, freedomhouse.org published the annual Freedom on the Net-Report - A study designed to measure the freedom on the internet in 65 countries. Over the weekend, I had a look at the 2015 report. This made me think about how censorship potentially affects innovation and left me wondering what can be done about it. … Continue reading Did You Know How Online-Censorship Affects Innovation?