by Harold Elletson Every edition of eLearning Africa has its stars. They are the presenters, participants or even exhibitors who strike a chord with the audience, stand out from the crowd or create a buzz of excitement with a new product or service. One of the biggest stars at this year’s eLearning Africa in Kigali, without doubt, was Rwandan entrepreneur Clarisse Iribagiza. Although there […]
Why should we develop more Mobile Serious Games in Africa?
We all want to learn, but how can we make it more engaging for both the teacher and the learner? How to learn better? The best way to do it is through a game. Find out why developing mobile video games can be a solution to providing more access to education in Africa. A broad range of digital and non-digital games exists. Digital games are […]
How a Boy from the Desert Brought Education to Millions
By Harold Elletson It is baking hot and there is no breeze to stir the windsock on the edge of a tiny airstrip in the Western Australian desert. A small light aircraft is just visible in the distance through the heat haze. In one of the buildings in what passes for a settlement on the edge of the airfield, a group of children have […]
Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide
Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide Invest in Africa Now! (IIAN) is a new private company which aims at matching African project promoters and investors. It uses a comprehensive approach – from scoping of interventions till investor feedback – aided by an online equity platform, advertising (TV, Digital and Print), a co-investment fund, and the organisation of investor meetings […]
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.
‘Don’t overthink, just do it!’: Top 10 tips from Africa’s tech entrepreneurs
Few now doubt the potential of Africa’s tech scene. Analysts and economists the world over frequently cite Africa as the ‘next big thing’, primed to pick up the reigns from where the economies of the ‘Asian Tigers’ left off. The continent has always had entrepreneurs, but never before has so much attention been focused toward their activities, the success of which is seen as […]
‘Studentpreneurs’ the key to reducing school dropouts
As early school dropout rates in Tanzania continue to be a major problem both in villages and towns alike, a vocational training college is getting to the root of the problem by turning learners into ‘studentpreneurs’ , using a self-sufficiency model where the education pays for itself.
Ethiopian entrepreneurs rival the ‘chalk and talk’
Entrepreneurs Eskinder Mamo and Amanuel Abrha were born and raised in Ethiopia, but after completing their higher education in Europe have since been based in Berlin, Germany. After the successful launch of their IT and business consulting startup, they are now determined to use their experience abroad to help contribute to the development of their country of origin.
Kenya’s local solution to a global education problem
With a bit of “luck, good timing and hard work,” Kenyan entrepreneur Tonee Ndungu has been attracting attention both locally and abroad for his innovative solution that makes educational content affordable and accessible to middle and low income families.
Investments surge for African startups in 2014
A recent report made by VC4Africa, the leading peer-to-peer network that enables African entrepreneurs and investors to find each other online, has revealed that 2014 saw a significant growth in startup ventures in Africa.