Last week, the Innovation Prize for Africa announced their nominees for this years event, which will take place in Accra, Ghana in July. Over the last 5 years, the IPA has become one of the most anticipated innovation events in Africa. Over the years they have handed out around $1 million to incredible innovations and … Continue reading Did You Know IPA rewards diverse innovations in Africa (Part 2)
The worldwide digital revolution has changed many industries. Automations are changing anything from factories to marketing departments. More and more people are connected to each other, and it communicating across borders is becoming easier and easier. In fact, during my time in Ghana, in many cases I had a better connection than some areas in … Continue reading Did You Know technology is changing Africa’s health Sector?
3D printing is a trend that doesn't look to fizzle out. It is changing the way industry works and enabling small businesses all over the world. The prices of printers are coming down steadily and it is even possible to scavenge the parts and make one yourself! 3D printers and the availability of effective 3D … Continue reading Did You Know 3D printing is saving lives and the environment in Africa?
Around the world kids have their sex education in different ways. In the UK, we had classes starting in primary school (where I was completely shocked at seeing a baby being born) and going into secondary school. Methods of learning vary across Africa, with some young people gaining good knowledge and some gaining none at … Continue reading Did You Know you can talk to a Chatbot about sex in Africa?
Health as an on going trend, which has run throughout Inventive Africa from the beginning. Innovation and technology has the ability to change lives in many way and in the health sector it can improve them, and save them. Mobile phones are giving more people access to specialist treatment, Uber style ambulances are taking patients … Continue reading Did You Know African brains are helping African Brains?
Have you ever been on your way to a job interview, or a friend's place or even a local bar, and not been able to find your way? Usually you would pick up your phone, type in the address and then follow the arrow to your destination. Sounds pretty simple, but what if the place … Continue reading Did You Know Africa has revolutionised addresses?
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?
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?
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?
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?