As you by now have hopefully noticed, the aim of this blog is to cast an eye on African innovation. So when I see things titled 'Why does innovation matter for Africa?', I get really excited. In this short but very illuminative article, Professor Mario Scerri of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (ieri) gives a … Continue reading Did you know about innovation theory and what it says about African economy?
One of my favourite websites is venturesafrica.com because they keep me up to date on African business, innovation, and policy. If you have time and don't already know about them, you should definitely check the website (and their podcasts) out. In early January they published an article about the most recent African innovations you should keep an … Continue reading Did you know what fruits Agenda 2063 is yielding?
Agenda 2063 is a long-term strategy formulated by the Heads of State of the African Union (AU) for their 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration back in 2013, dedicated to the future continent’s accelerated development and technological progress. In the words of the AU: "Agenda 2063 is both a Vision and an Action Plan. It is a call … Continue reading Did you know about Agenda 2063?
With the recent oil crisis in Angola, other business opportunities are getting more attention. AFKInsider recently spoke to Zandre Campos, CEO of Angola Capital Investments about the future of Angola's economy: "Oil going down means all the other opportunities are going up. Oil is important but it doesn’t mean that it’s everything. Angola has around … Continue reading Did you know it has become a lot easier to invest in Angola?
To recognise and promote developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities, Facebook has launched the Internet.org Innovation Challenge. The competition is open to developers of entering apps, websites and online services in one of two categories: learning/education and economic empowerment. Beside the Innovation Challenge … Continue reading Did you know Facebook launched the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa?