If you enjoy reading Inventive Africa and want to support the upkeep of the blog you can donate at . Thank you for your support! As a small innovator it is sometimes daunting to see the big firms in your space that you have to somehow compete with. In the technology sector there are the likes … Continue reading Did You Know even small collectives can be listed on the stock exchange?
If you have an interest in African innovation and technology, the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is probably an organisation you have come across in your reading. If the name doesn't ring a bell, they are the Swiss based organisation, founded by Swiss-Angolan entrepreneur Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, that runs the Innovation Prize For Africa (IPA). … Continue reading Did You Know African innovators can get comprehensive support online?
Across the world, exploitation of children still occurs at an alarming rate. Exploitation can take place in many forms, whether sexual abuse, trafficking or even making young people work in difficult conditions. In Africa all of these exist, but there are differencing opinions over certain elements of exploitation, for example, whether child labour is exploitation … Continue reading Did You Know kids in Africa can report their abusers using an App?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is exciting and worrying many around the world. We are becoming more and more connected to each other and our devices. Some are worried that our fridge may know too much about us, and even Google have put in an option to close an advert by stating the it "knows … Continue reading Did You Know the IoT can transform Africa?
Caution: This blog is not as positive as usual! (Editor's Opinion) Inventive Africa tried its best to be positive about Africa and the potential of African innovation. It is not hard to be positive, because there are so many good news stories around the continent about inspiring inventions. There are advancements across sectors. Health care … Continue reading Did You Know people are mysteriously losing mobile data in Africa?
Owning a cow or other livestock is not an easy thing. Of course, if your family has owned cows for generations, skills are passed down. But, for those that have only few cows, or are finding it difficult to maintain the herd, it is important to have information at hand, quickly. There are often many … Continue reading Did You Know you can look after your cows with an App in Africa?
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!
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?
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)