BUSINESS INSIDER AFRICA (BI)

Empowering African entrepreneurs: An interview with Somachi Chris-Asoluka, CEO Tony Elumelu Foundation Somachi Chris-Asoluka, the newly appointed CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, recently spoke with Business Insider Africa at the GITEX Africa inaugural event. With a decade-long dedication to transforming Africa through entrepreneurship, the Tony Elumelu Foundation has chosen Chris-Asoluka to lead its impactful vision. Despite her young age, Chris-Asoluka’s rapid career ascent

Fixit45

Fixit45, a leading autotech platform sustaining mobility through service and trade facilitation by building the infrastructure that supports verticals that include auto repair and maintenance services, fleet management, auto care, refurbishment and upgrades, repair financing and workshop solutions has been named the Company of the Year, at the inaugural Sparklight News Awards held in Lagos, recently. Fixit45 emerged winner having been nominated by members

TENAWO

COMPANY NAME: TENAWO DIGITAL HEALTH FOUNDERS:Dr. Sisay Abebe (BSc., MD)Ishac Mohammed Adem (BSc., PharmD)Wondimu Negash ( BSc.)Meseret Haileyesus (BSc., BA, MPH, RA)Abenezer Yoseph Kebede (BSc.)Kibruyisfa Mekbeb Tadesse (BSc.)Animut Tagele Tamiru (BSc., M.Sc.)Dawit Adugna Werdofa (BSc., MSc.),Degu Taye Tolossa (MD, MPH) INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:The inspiration to start TENAWO Digital Health stemmed from the recognition of the significant healthcare challenges faced by individuals in

EXAMPLES OF TECH INNOVATIONS THAT TACKLE SOCIAL CONCERNS IN AFRICA COUNTRIES

Creativity and ingenuity in technology are driving a new generation of African innovators. It’s well known that African countries are developing at a rapid rate. According to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, six of these countries are ranked as the fastest-growing economies in the world. This development is especially apparent in technology fields where creative inventions, tech hacks and innovations are finding

AFRICA AND FINANCE FOR YOUTH (ADDESINIA AKINWUMI AFDB)

Africa Doing More, Not Enough, to Finance YouthNovember 11, 2019 It is too little to make much of a difference, admitted Akinwumi A. Adesina (PhD), president of the AfDB, addressing the media today in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the second edition of the Africa Investment Forum. The challenge is enormous. Close to 10 million young women and men join the labor market every year

MAKING THE INVISIBLE, VISIBLE (REETA ROY, MASTERCARD FOUNDATION)

VIEWPOINTMaking the Invisible VisibleContributed by Reeta Roy(Ed.’s Note: Reeta Roy is the President and CEO of Mastercard Foundation)9 November 2019By ContributorThe future of work may be the defining issue of our time. Africa will fast become the world’s workforce and 375 million young Africans will enter labor markets by 2030. The question of how they will find meaningful, dignified livelihoods is on the mind of

HOW DO WE FINANCE SOCIAL INNOVATION? 5 INSIGHTS FROM AFRICA

Ashoka In December 2019, The Impact! Africa Summit, hosted by Ashoka and the British Council, convened at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies around the topic “Collaborative Finance for Social Innovation.” The two-day conference brought together entrepreneurs, institutions, NGOs, academia and international agencies from across Africa and beyond to share experiences, challenges and possible solutions for building a vibrant social economy.– Attendees gather at the

COVID-19: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: KEY TO AFRICA’S RECOVERY

Science, technology and innovation will be at the heart of Africa’s recovery from the devastating coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the continent’s ability to create sustainable jobs, according to Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe. In remarks at the beginning of a five-day virtual COVID-19 Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020, Songwe said Africa needs innovations to drive homegrown solutions