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“The ripples of change will spread”
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“The ripples of change will spread”

Serial social entrepreneur and youth mentor Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji is the founder of RISE Networks, a leading Nigerian development concern with a focus on education and technology. From its beginnings as a youth magazine, RISE has grown to encompass the Rise National Youth Forum, a youth empowerment event held in about 20 universities across 23 states of Nigeria, and numerous programmes relating to job creation, […]

Africa is where it’s at
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Africa is where it’s at

“What after all is innovation? It’s finding a new way to do something, or provide a service, sometimes entirely novel, sometimes combining two existing things.” Toby Shapshak, keynote speaker at this year’s eLearning Africa, columnist, strategist, editor of Stuff.com Magazine and contributor to CNN, The Guardian and Forbes, believes Africa is a mobile-driven continent. He shared some of his insights with us regarding innovation […]

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“The next Einstein will be African”

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects are “powerful forces for progress in global society”, underpinning “most of modern life”. This is the philosophy behind AIMS, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a network of centres of excellence that promotes STEM at the school and university levels, building indigenous capacity in these crucial subjects. A truly pan-African organisation, AIMS has centres in South Africa, […]

Eleni Gabre‐Madhin’s next big ideas
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Eleni Gabre‐Madhin’s next big ideas

“Innovation is in our DNA,” Ethiopian business woman Eleni Gabre‐Madhin told African Business Magazine when asked about her company eleni LLC’s ambitious plans to create “big, bold, beautiful” markets that will improve the livelihoods of millions of small farmers and traders throughout Africa.

Harnessing the entrepreneurial creativity of Africa’s youth
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Harnessing the entrepreneurial creativity of Africa’s youth

What skills do young people need to improve employability? How can we ensure youth are equipped with the right capacities and expertise to drive Africa’s economy in the future? These are just some of the questions that will be discussed in a series of ‘Youth in Action’ sessions at eLearning Africa 2015. 

University degrees or vocational qualifications: Which side are you on?
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University degrees or vocational qualifications: Which side are you on?

This year the eLearning Africa plenary debate will tackle an important issue for the whole of Africa, as countries look for ways to alleviate youth unemployment and address critical skills shortages. On Friday evening, May 22, four education experts will debate the motion that: ‘This House believes that Africa needs vocational training more than academic education’.

The organisation spearheading Egypt’s ICT growth
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The organisation spearheading Egypt’s ICT growth

Egypt is one of the regional, and indeed continental, leaders in this department. Since the 1990s it has been at the forefront in regard to governmental action on ICT-based development, creating several institutions and drawing up multiple ICT plans. It has been identified as an ICT ‘pioneer’ by the UN, and has seen strong growth both in terms of take-up by Egyptian consumers, and […]