Almost a year ago we wrote about the annual Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF), which was held in Nairobi in February 2017. Well, after enjoying a successful event, they will be back again next year February 27th-28th in Nairobi, for the third edition. The event will explore the latest policy and project updates, best … Continue reading Did You Know there is another Innovation Award in Africa?
Agriculture is an area of tremendous opportunity in Africa. It is also a sector that needs substantial investment, so that Africa can feed itself and lessen the reliance on foreign imports. In a time where climate change is threatening to make farming even more challenging in Africa, and urbanisation is taking the labour force away … Continue reading Did You Know 3D urban farming in Africa is a thing?
At Inventive Africa, we like to give supporters of African Innovation a chance to tell their story. We came across Afrik+Digital Marketplace (#ADMP) who offer support to innovations across Africa. Mireille Kooh, who has been called the ‘First-Lady’ of the internet operates from her native Cameroon, overcoming disability, is a feminist digital icon with an … Continue reading Did You Know #ADMP is helping Africa support Africa?
Probably the most exciting time of the year with regards to African innovation is when the Innovation Prize for Africa announces its nominees. Then 10 nominees are always inspiring ideas that have the potential to create great change on the African continent. In previous years we have seen innovations like The Tryctor, offers many the … Continue reading Did You Know IPA rewards diverse innovations in Africa?
Electricity remains to be a difficulty in many parts of Africa. Even where there is a access to a grid, there are problems with reliability. Many African cities run to the song of generators firing up during times of blackout and even then it is not everyone that is fortunate to have a generator, or … Continue reading Did You Know solar power is saving lives in Africa?
Many do not think that Africa is a continent worth exporting from. Apart from the mineral wealth of the continent and a few food crops, very little is exported from the continent. Despite this, there is a wealth of products, and services that have value that can be exported. Africa is a net importer, and … Continue reading Did you know the potential for African exports?
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?
Funding for projects is hard to come by throughout the world. There are so many innovators and only a certain amount of angel investors to go around. Even if your idea is incredible, it can be down to being at the right place at the right time in order receive your initial funding to get … Continue reading Did You Know African small business owners can access micro loans worldwide?
Water water everywhere, and not any drop to drink. These were the words of an ancient mariner at sea. Even today, the importance of clean water cannot be underscored enough. Political and economic self-determination in African states was supposed to be accompanied by the development of robust infrastructure for the delivery of essential services to … Continue reading Did You Know that an African borehole doesn’t have to be expensive?
It is hard to forget the images from the devastating drought in East Africa in the 1980's. LiveAid held its big concert to raise money for the victims of this enormous natural disaster and images flooded our TV's of emaciated Ethiopians, desperate for food and water. This is an image that Africa has been trying … Continue reading Did You Know Cow Insurance is changing African farmers family nutrition?