The exponential increase in internet, smartphone and mobile network usage over the past few years, which accelerated during the COVID-19 crisis, has created new opportunities for socio-economic development in Africa.
The U.S. government and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today launch the third round of nationwide innovation competition to encourage young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies.
A private business incubator in collaboration with government agencies is set to link 150 African innovators with potential investors, which is expected to result in creation of some 100,000 job opportunities.
The President of Ghana and Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched a pan-African award for a new generation of early stage social innovators in Africa who are solving pressing problems in the SDG focus areas.
Concluding a five-day visit to Kenya the Vice President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Cornelia Richter stresses the need for innovations for rural transformation in Africa.