The backbone of Africa, the agricultural sector is often overlooked by policy. Fortunately, there is a lot of important innovation happening around the sector, which will hopefully push African agriculture to a place where it stops relying on food imports from outside of the continent. SAYeTECH are one of these startups at the forefront of … Continue reading Did You Know farming is getting easier in Africa
Yesterday, 12th April 2018, I sat in the audience of the Seedstars Summit filled with pride. After a few days of activities, the grande finale showcased Seedstars' best innovations of the year. Over the course of the year, the Seedstars team, who are positioned in emerging markets around the world, search for the best innovations … Continue reading Did You Know Africa had the most successful innovations at Seedstars?
How many ideas do you have? I have a lot, all the time, solving different problems, offering services for people, different tools and products. It is always a little disheartening when I find that someone already had the idea, or that is has been created already and is quite advanced. But, last week I was … Continue reading Did You Know the African Youtube could inspire other innovators?
Agriculture, as we have said many times before, is the foundation of development across Africa. With a huge amount of small holder farmers and arable land across the continent, the potential for Africa to feed itself and not rely foreign food imports. Technology is enabling small farmers to change and develop their farms. There are … Continue reading Did You Know farmers in Ghana can access tractors using an app?
A few years ago I met an inspirational lady by the name of Edem Adzaho. She is an incredibly intelligent hard working person who is intent on enhancing the skills of Africa's potential workforce. She featured on the most influential young Ghanaian list in 2015 and has also been a TedX speaker. Often a complaint … Continue reading Did You Know it takes just one person to inspire many?
The Innovation Prize for Africa has once again inspired a continent. After various events promoting innovation and creativity, the final ceremony took place on Tuesday 18th July, in Accra. We have been waiting with anticipation to find out who the winners of this years IPA addition would be, but the excitement comes from the huge … Continue reading Did You Know IPA rewarded its winners with $150,000!
Last week I wrote a little about the incredible work the iSpace, a technology hub in Accra, Ghana are involved in. I spent a lot of time in the hub, taking in the atmosphere and talking to the inspiring young people learning, creating, innovating and aspiring out of the Labone office. One of those that … Continue reading Did You Know now anyone can access credit in Ghana?
If you read about African technology and innovation a lot, (and if you are reading this you probably do!) then over the last year you will have heard a lot about the many technology hubs that are being established across the continent. In many ways the tech revolution in Africa is partly due to these … Continue reading Did You Know how to travel in Ghana? There’s an app for that!
I am back in Ghana for a holiday but I am trying to make the most of the time here. Learning as much about what is new in Ghana as possible. Fortunately for me, the Stars For All Nations (SFAN) event at the British council, that I wrote about here, took place during my stay here. … Continue reading Did You Know Africa is thinking about the future of employment?
The tag line of Inventive Africa has been that 'Change is happening now' in Africa. For more than a year now I have been writing this blog, with the help of the occasional guest blogger, and talking about the tremendous change going on across the continent. The problem has been is that I had not … Continue reading Did You Know Inventive Africa is back in Ghana!