Did you know the African Diaspora are also inspiring innovation?

When we talk about African innovation and technology we focus on the tremendous development coming out of the continent. We speak of the tech hubs and incubators spread across the continent and the impressive innovation coming out of Rwanda and Kenya. What we sometimes forget is that there are millions of skilled Africans living outside the … Continue reading Did you know the African Diaspora are also inspiring innovation?

Did you know empowering African women helps prevent HIV?

HIV/Aids is a major global public health issue. So far it has claimed over 35 million lives and in 2015 around a million died globally from HIV related causes. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most  affected region, with around 25 million people living with the virus in 2015.  Although there is no HIV cure, anti retroviral drugs … Continue reading Did you know empowering African women helps prevent HIV?

Did you know solar power can empower African women?

The running trend through most of my blogs is how technology can improve the lives of people  in Africa by offering solutions to problems. There are many innovative solutions for individual problems, such as charging their electrical appliances on a cooking stove, or offering mobile payment solutions. The importance of such innovation is not just … Continue reading Did you know solar power can empower African women?

Did You Know That The WEF Crowned Its Top 5 African Female Innovators?

In April, I published a blogpost about the World Economic Forum on Africa, an event that took place from May 11th to 13th in Kigali, Rwanda. In this context, the WEF was looking for Africa’s top five female innovators. The necessity to highlight female innovators stems from the fact that Africa currently has the youngest … Continue reading Did You Know That The WEF Crowned Its Top 5 African Female Innovators?

Did you know WEF is looking for Africa’s top five female innovators?

From May 11th to 13th, the World Economic Forum on Africa 2016 will take place in Kigali, Rwanda. The goal of the forum is to pursue new approaches to ignite structural transformation, particularly in the face of rapid technological changes that have the potential to create new industries and reduce inequality. According to WEF Head of … Continue reading Did you know WEF is looking for Africa’s top five female innovators?