Renewable energy is constantly in the news and being spoken about on social media. Any time I put out a blog on solar energy I am added to countless renewable energy lists on Twitter, as people strive to promote sustainable energy and/or their renewable companies or organisations. The problem with renewable energy is that it's storage … Continue reading Did you know renewable energy storage is Africa’s holy grail?
Only one year after the world's first ever solar-powered airport was opened in India, South Africa opened the gates to the continent's first solar-powered airport in the Western Cape in February. It's the first of a total of nine planned airports run by Airports Company South Africa. At the moment 40% of the airport's electricity needs … Continue reading Did you know Africa’s first solar-powered airport has just been opened?
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?
Gender inequalities remain a major challenge in many parts of the world. In Africa, closing the gender gap could significantly enhance development and sustainable growth. According to the WEF, economic losses due to gender inequalities in labour force participation cost 9% of Africa’s overall GDP growth. According to a report published by the World Bank … Continue reading Did You Know About The Importance Of Closing The Gender Gap In Africa?
During the weekend I made some time to keep up to date with the latest news on innovation in Africa. Unfortunately, I didn't find any news to blog about. However, I´d like to keep this blog up to date, which is why I did a little research on sustainable innovation and its importance for Africa. … Continue reading Did You Know Why Sustainable Innovation Is So Important?