The issue of healthcare in Africa is one that the world often focusses on. Despite big organisations, such as WHO, who have embarked heavily on projects to support healthcare across the continent, pumping large amounts of money into solutions, there is still a shortfall in adequate health care. Access to health care in particular is … Continue reading Did You Know you can connect with your doctor using an app in Africa?
Our previous two blogs featured the Next Einstein Forum, which took place in March. The event seeks to promote African scientific excellence to the rest of the world, and to find the next brilliant scientists and mathematicians from the continent. It is such an exciting and important initiative, that this blog will be the third … Continue reading Did You Know there are too many NEF amazing NEF innovations to feature in one blog?
This month we lost one of the greatest scientific minds the world has seen. Professor Stephen Hawking's work as a theoretical physicist gained him notoriety throughout the scientific community, and made him widely known throughout the world, proven by the huge outpouring of emotional from every continent following his death. There is no doubt that … Continue reading Did You Know the next Einstein will be an African?
African innovation is spoken about with such high regard by those that live in the continent, and those outside that understand the implications. There are massive changes taking place across the continent, although they are often limited to areas in which there is stable power, internet and mobile phone connection. Nevertheless, a huge population of … Continue reading Did You Know Innovation can damage Africa?
International Women's Day is today, and organisations, companies and individuals across the world are celebrating the achievements of women. Equality is a well discussed topic throughout the world, yet still now, in many industries women are under represented, and not paid equally. The technology and innovation sector seems to be attempting to close the divide … Continue reading Did You Know African Women are inspiring African innovators?
Fintech is big news this year in Africa, and throughout the world for that matter. Bitcoin, and other crypto currencies have brought the potential of new financial mechanisms to the forefront of those that had never considered changing their financial instruments previously. As people speculate on crypto currencies, and mobile money becomes even more popular … Continue reading Did You Know money transfer to Africa is getting cheaper and quicker?
Kenya has been at the forefront of African innovation for the last few years. With Safaricom driving innovation, and taking mobile money to the next level with M-Pesa and it's spinoffs, the Kenyan population, whether urban or rural, are becoming used to new technology, and craving technology in order to develop their small businesses and … Continue reading Did You Know inventive Africa wants to meet you in Kenya!
The festive period is over and reality is sinking in. Back to work, and worrying about the money we spent on gifts, food and going out over the break. For many, money worries are a constant and not just seasonal and some take drastic methods to fix them. In desperation, people can find themselves reaching … Continue reading Did You Know Fintech in Africa will be more secure?
Do you have an interest in farming? If you live in, or have an interest in Africa, then you should have an interest in farming, and agriculture in general. The potential of the agricultural market is massive. With huge portions of land available, and growing population, there is an urgent need to utilise resources, increase … Continue reading Did You Know Africa’s agricultural sector is being driven by innovation?
This morning I had the pleasure of attending a "Breakfast Buzz" event in Zurich held by the Swiss African Business Circle. They partnered with Djembe Communications, a comms agency focussed on "amplifying an African narrative founded on opportunity, growth and innovation", to put on this event entitled "Leveraging African know-how in Switzerland". Switzerland is not … Continue reading Did You Know Africa is part of Switzerland’s business discussion?