The year is almost at an end and Christmas is upon us. Around the world presents will be given and exciting new technology will be given as presents. (As well as a few socks and handbags!) This technologies are the result of lengthy research processes and development stages. Innovations, joining tech together to great entertaining … Continue reading Did You Know it has been a great year for African Innovation?
Throughout the year, we have written a lot about agricultural technology and innovation. From livestock insurance advances, to hemp, there is much going on in the world of African agriculture. All developed economies had a strong agricultural foundation before they industrialised and grew. Feeding your population is pivotal in maintaining economic growth, and developing a … Continue reading Did You Know you don’t need to go to your farm to be a farmer in Africa?
Inventive Africa usually writes about clever innovations created by entrepreneurs that make a difference in Africa. Startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses are the bedrock of African development. The more investment in African innovation, the more jobs will be created and the quicker African economies will diversify away form relying on commodities. At the moment, many … Continue reading Did You Know Technology is supporting Aid Agencies in Africa?
Across Africa, educational infrastructure cannot meet the current or future needs of the general population. While higher education participation rates in many high-income countries are well over 50%, in sub-Saharan Africa they are in most cases below 5%. As debates and demands around free education continue, online learning presents a welcome and affordable solution for … Continue reading Did you know e-learning is at Africa’s fingertips?
Poo. It is not a glamorous topic for a Monday, but it is an important one. All of us eat, and all of us must go to the toilet. We barely think about this routine, but it is one that creates an energy rich byproduct, which could power our homes and schools. Energy has been … Continue reading Did You Know using the toilet can power your house?
Attending WordCampUSA Philly, the annual WordPress conference, was a great opportunity to join over 1800 bloggers, developers, programmers, users and even educators. Joining together to learn, share, and collaborate on a platform that allows for dynamic content to be posted in diverse digital environments. Attending with my students Joshua Rodriguez, a junior studying Biology … Continue reading Did You Know Tech conferences can empower Africa’s youth?
Ghana's election is finally here. The build up to this hotly contested election seems to have taken a decade. As we write this, Ghanaians are already braving the hot sun, standing in long queues waiting for their chance to thumb their vote. First there were 16 presidential candidates, and then, after 13 were disqualified, there … Continue reading Did You Know Ghana’s election needs more technology?
E-commerce in Africa is hotting up, as we wrote about previously, and due to new payment methods, such as mobile money, and the increased reach of the internet, more and more people are connected to the international market. Previously, not having a credit card was a barrier to purchasing items online, and solutions, such as … Continue reading Did You Know eBay see the potential of the African Market?
Nine out of ten people in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have any access to health or accident insurance. They have to pay tremendously high fees for treatment, medical care and hospitalisation out of their own pocket. Especially at risk are those living below the poverty line (more than 40% in Sub-Saharan Africa) have to take out … Continue reading Did You Know topping up your phone could save your life in Africa?