The Meltwater School of Technology (MEST), considered for many years as the Ghanaian star of incubators for young shoots, is crossing West Africa borders to forge the regional and even continental destiny as well as to identify, train and promote african entrepreneurs. Accra’s technology platform, both a school of IT code and a start-up incubator, […]
Helping farmers to earn money from the moringa culture and transformation is the ambition of Kwami Williams, a young Ghanaian graduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “My life experiences are all related to a specific passion: designing and developing entrepreneurial solutions addressing challenges faced by marginalized and poor African people” said the 26-year-old, […]
Elisabeth Delma, a pastor’s wife, wanted to propose to the women who asked for help an alternative to money donations. As a trained weaver, she created in Ouagadougou, 40 years ago, a center for designing traditional Burkina Faso cloths, the Faso Danfani. Today, 63 years old, Elisabeth Delma trained no less than 200 women in […]
Many Africans are leaving the United States and other Western countries and returning to their respective countries.
Woelab in Lome, Togo. Wecycle, in Lagos, Nigeria. RLabs in Cape Town, South Africa. Three initiatives of three african young people, who chhosed to stay and resolve the problems of their society. Source: Aljazzera doc: Innovative Africa
an Italian journalist, tells us of an African continent that, despite the difficulties, is looking for innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the third millennium.
Joel Mwale is a young creattive entrepreneur from Kenya at 16 he started his first company producing and bottling low-cost purified drinking water. After that he created an education platform based on social media.
The future of Africa’s youth does not lie in migration to Europe, but in a prosperous Africa, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has said.
IOM Germany has launched a new website designed to help encourage migrants to return voluntarily to their home countries.
Cosmas Ochieng, is 26 year old. He is a young Kenyan entrepreneur. produces eco-friendly fuels.
Kelvin Doe is a young Sierra Leonean self educated engineer. He is known for building at the age of 13 his own auto-produced radio station and broadcasting under the name of Dj Focus.
Photo: IOM Niger – IOM Niger is launching 20 community-based reintegration projects for over 3,000 returning migrants in five of the primary countries of origin – Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Guinea Conakry and Cameroon – with support from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and as part of the Migrant Response and Resource Mechanism […]
Lorna Rutto is a young Kenyan eco-entrepreneur, founder of EcoPost, a social enterprise created to find alternative waste management solutions to Kenya’s huge plastic waste problem in Kenya.
Evans Wadongo designed a solar lamp which he calls ‘MwangaBora (Swahili for “Good Light”) in 2004 as a way to address poor education, climate change, health and poverty in rural areas in Kenya.
In Uganda, where many women earn as little as $3 per month, a new generation of agri-entrepreneurs are lifting themselves out of poverty.
Entrepreneurs from around the world gather for a three-day conference looking at how the continent can get creative with the internet.
The Accra-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications to entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast to join its entrepreneurship programme and stand the chance of gaining funding of up to US$100,000. The latest MEST programme will begin in Accra in August, and will be the most pan-African yet after it […]
Ermes II, a support project for the Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) of citizens from Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Albania, is underway in Italy.
Bilikiss Adebiyi is an inspiring Nigerian social entrepreneur and founder of WeCyclers. Her company offers waste collection and recycling services to the Lagos informal settlements, where an estimated 66% of Lagosians live. As a part of the process, residents are offered an incentive for collecting their household waste which is picked up for free by Wecyclers using […]
Sanitation and cooking fuels are two of Africa’s biggest problems. Many of Africa’s big cities have a bad reputation for poor waste management. Due to unregulated dumps and improper drainage and sewage systems, collected human waste is most often dumped into the sea. On the other hand, cooking fuels are also a major handicap for many Africans. Due […]
Sam Kodo is a young Togolese. He works as an entrepreneur in electronics and producing cheap computers, His dreams is equipping all African children with a mini computer.
Verone Mankou, a young entrepreneur and engineer born in Congo – Brazzaville, developed the first digital tablet and first smartphone ever designed in Africa…
Two senegalese women choose a job generally considered as exclusively for men and it’s a success. A surprising image of a changing continent.
One of the main problems the poorest of Africa are facing is the question of mobility. Winnifred Selby, a young Ghanaian entrepreneur wanted to cope with the issue of transport with an intelligent, sustainable, ecological and economic solution.
It is not unusual that among the migrants who risk their lives to cross the desert and the sea there are young graduates and highly skilled professionals. A real human wealth that leaves the continent. Some others decided to stay in Africa and build their future in the midst of their people.
Between huge chaotic cities and “silicon villages” the African youth is doing its best to build a better future, says the Franco-Togolese journalist Ayoko Mensah to the official website of the UNESCO.