The running trend through most of my blogs is how technology can improve the lives of people in Africa by offering solutions to problems. There are many innovative solutions for individual problems, such as charging their electrical appliances on a cooking stove, or offering mobile payment solutions. The importance of such innovation is not just … Continue reading Did you know solar power can empower African women?
Another day, another innovation competition in which African startups have been invited to enter. This time is it the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge that is calling for applicants. The theme is the Internet of Things, which basically means anything that can connect to the internet and engage with other things, like vehicles, fitness bands and … Continue reading Did you know about the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge
Health care in Africa is boosted by mobile phone technology.
African Innovation Foundation holds its 5th Innovation Prize for Africa. Here are some of the nominations.
In a newly published article, Quartz Africa crowned the 2016 Top African Innovators. Amongst the broad range of winners are brilliant minds working in diverse fields, from Tech-industry to fashion, from medicine to journalism and so on. According to the article, in order to make it into the list, the innovators portfolio had to comply … Continue reading Did You Know Why The Global Financial Crisis Might Have Brought Forward Innovation In Africa?
As an innovation afficionado, I have always been fascinated by new business models that are transforming existing businesses in Africa. Amongst them are new businesses best described with terms such as 'sharing economy' or 'crowdsourcing'. It turns out that the sharing economy is big business – Take Uber, for example. The company offering a mobile … Continue reading Did You Know That In Kenya It’s All About Crowdsourcing? Meet The Mobile Delivery Platform Sendy