Minister wants entrepreneurship studied in educational institutions in West Africa


Ghana’s Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Honourable Nii Armah Ashietey, has called for the introduction of entrepreneurship as a course in institutions of higher learning in ECOWAS Member States. Exposure to the rudiments of the course may influence some young people to “seriously consider self-employment as a better option than looking for jobs”, the minister said while opening a ...

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Study in MBA Colleges in Africa to give your career a clear advantage

Africa African Brains

Possession of a professional degree of foreign educational institutions is the ultimate goal of countless indigenous students . When it comes to studying abroad, the Africa tops the list of priorities of the student s of most of the time. MBA Colleges in Africa are well recognized in the global front because of its world class infrastructure, teaching standards and ...

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African Youth Economic Forum (AYEF)


Ghana will on the 25th of May 2013 host African Youth Entrepreneurs, Innovator, Investors, Corporate African Business Leaders, Chambers of Commerce at the Africa Youth Economic Forum to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana’s biggest conference venue. The Forum, organised by the Ghana Centre for Entrepreneurship, Employment and Innovation, a Ghanaian based Award Winning Business Advisory Support ...

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Focus on Gender: Business can do more to aid women

Women harvest cassava

By SciDev.Net – Henrietta Miers Companies have much to offer when it comes to helping female entrepreneurs in developing countries access markets, says Henrietta Miers. Ongoing research into controlling cassava diseases in Africa may boost crop yields. The main beneficiaries of this could be female processors of cassava crops — but only if improved yields come alongside better market access. ...

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Viridis Africa showcasing cleantech technologies appropriate for Africa


Viridis Africa 2013, 15 & 16 October, Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg This October 15 & 16 will mark the third year Viridis Africa is to be held. It will be bigger, better, more defined and refined in achieving its stated goal of bringing together both investors and entrepreneurs from Africa to meet with their counterparts from around the world in ...

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Wanted: Young African Entrepreneurs


Enter or Nominate Young Businesspeople for Africa’s Richest Youth Entrepreneur Awards – the Anzisha Prize. With more than $75 000 USD in prizes it’s one of Africa’s richest youth entrepreneurial competitions and young businesspeople from around the continent are encouraged to enter. The prestigious Anzisha Prize (http://www.anzishaprize.org) rewards young African entrepreneurs who are making a difference by transforming their communities. ...

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Launch of the second edition of the New York Forum AFRICA

New York Forum

Over 700 economic, financial and political decision-makers have set a date to meet between 14 and 16 June in Libreville, Gabon Over 700 economic, financial and political decision-makers have set a date to meet between 14 and 16 June in Libreville, Gabon, for the second edition of the New York Forum AFRICA (http://www.ny-forum-africa.com). The Forum will take place on the ...

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Kenya’s presidential candidates ‘failing to prioritise science’

ballot box

With the general elections just around the corner, Kenya’s presidential candidates and main political parties have come under fire for failing to recognise the role science can play in the country’s socioeconomic development. According to scientists, neither of the two main political coalitions — the Coalition for Democracy and Reforms and the Jubilee Alliance, and their candidates, Raila Odinga and ...

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Three Brilliant Egyptian minds and more heading to Intel ISEF in USA


Intel announced today the first three winning teams from Intel / Misr El-Kheir Foundation Science and Engineering Cairo Fair – IMSEF 2013 to travel to the United States to compete at Intel’s 2013 International Science and Engineering Fair, with the support of Egyptian Ministry of Education. The competition in Cairo took place in the Educational City in 6th of October ...

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GESCI: Innovation Forum Part 1


Bridging the gap between innovation, and education and skills development: Policy makers, entrepreneurs, researchers and Kenya’s digital creatives have their say. Part 1 GESCI recently held an innovation forum in Nairobi which engaged a wide variety of innovation stakeholders in a debate on the critical link between skills development and education, and innovation and enterprise creation. The forum put forward ...

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