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?
The Innovation Prize for Africa is renowned for shortlisting exciting innovations that create African solutions for African problems. Due to the amount of incredible innovations announced this year, for the Ghana edition of the IPA, it was not possible to fit all of them into 1 or even 2 blogs! So this is the third … Continue reading Did You Know you can speak to tech with you local African dialect? (Part 3)
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)
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?
Africa relies on many foreign service providers, who enter the market and begin to squash the potential competition around them. Uber attempted to do this, but as we saw, there entrance disrupted the market, and competition, such as Little began to also grab market share. With a wealth of human capital, Africa has the resources … Continue reading Did you know Africa is in desperate need of capacity building?
In the face of global warming, fostering different ways to put alternative energy to use should be our number one mission. Against this background, the announcement that Uganda-based Kiira Motors Cooperation has recently unveiled the continent’s first solar-powered bus, is fantastic news. The "Kayoola" (which literally means mass carrier) is also a wonderful example of innovation. … Continue reading Did you know Africa’s first solar-powered bus has just been unveiled?
Since the year 2015 is almost over, I have taken some time to read up on ICT-trends in Africa for 2016. It goes without saying that staying up to date with the latest ICT-innovations is of vital importance for the African continent. Innovation in the ICT-sector serves as a catalyst and encourages further innovation. This … Continue reading Did You Know About The Latest ICT-Trends In Africa?
This weekend, I stumbled upon a really interesting article stressing the vital importance of a functioning logistics sector for innovation and economic growth to flourish in Africa. Apparently, in East Africa the freight and transport costs are among the highest in the world, with freight logistics costs per km being more than 50% higher in … Continue reading Did You Know About How Infrastructure Networks Affect Innovation In Africa?