Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Africa has the potential to become a hotbed of innovation

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By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Africa’s vulnerability to diseases such as Ebola, Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV must be a wake-up call to the world to collaborate with the continent in resolving these intractable problems, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. The Minister was speaking in London at the opening of a conference on higher education and science innovation in ...

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New President of Mauritius to open major conference on Africa’s scientific and industrial development in London next week

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Ministers covering Science & Technology from across Africa will also join, including South Africa, Senegal, Ethiopia and Uganda • The Planet Earth Institute ‘UnConference’ to be opened by new President of Mauritius, HE Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim on July 21 • Ministers covering Science & Technology from across Africa will also join, including South Africa, Senegal, Ethiopia and Uganda • Event ...

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East Africa Conference Builds Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

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More than 100 rising African leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya, for U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship East Africa Regional Conference last week. Discussions focused on issues of regional integration, inclusive development, youth entrepreneurship, and peace and security across East Africa. The conference drew over 100 participants from Kenya, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, ...

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Where are Africa’s young leaders? At the AfDB Annual Meetings

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On Monday, May 25 in Abidjan, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), convened African leaders past and present to provoke debate on a vision for the Continent in 50 years’ time. Africa’s best and brightest, including Jean Guy Afrika, Zeinab Camara, Isaac Kwaku Fokou, Ashish Thakkar and Estelle Youssouffa, challenged established leaders Abdourahmane Cissé, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Acha ...

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Educate youth for a better Africa: Deputy Minister

Buti Manamela

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Buti Manamela, has called for the youth to be educated and skilled so they can build a better future for Africa. “Let us put books and pens in the hands of young people to educate and skill them for a better future for Africa, ...

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Tony Elumelu to speak as President Obama celebrates emerging global entrepreneurs

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African business leader and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu, CON will speak at a White House event hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama this Monday, to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs around the globe. The May 11th event is a prelude to Obama’s scheduled trip to Kenya this summer for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The United Bank for Africa Chairman is no stranger ...

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UNAMID DDR Wins Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education

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On 28 April 2015, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) was declared the Country Winner for Sudan of the 2014 Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. The award was given to UNAMID’s Community-based, Labour-Intensive Projects (CLIPs) programme, led by the Mission’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Section. UNAMID DDR’s CLIPs programme seeks to bolster peace building ...

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Neotel enables entrepreneurship with Neo-on-the-Move

Sunil Joshi, MD and CEO of Neotel (middle)

Neotel, South Africa’s first converged communications network operator, has announced the launch of Neo-on-the-Move, a programme designed to develop and enable entrepreneurial skills in South Africa and thereby create employment. Neotel has designed its enterprise development programme to ensure a meaningful contribution to employment and skills development in South Africa by growing small businesses. The Neo-on-the-Move programme aims to empower ...

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MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference to spotlight new banking models, entrepreneurship, increasing intra-Africa trade and the impact of bitcoin

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New startup showcase; MIT Africa Innovate Business Plan Competition finalists to compete  Africa has experienced a surge in economic growth and a rising youth population. Many entrepreneurs and businesses are looking to Africa for future opportunities but coming up against hurdles. What innovations are affecting the region and could lead to future business? What can be done to increase trade ...

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AUC School of Business Partners with Top Five Business Schools in Africa to Enhance Entrepreneurship

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The American University in Cairo ( AUC ) signed a novel partnership agreement with a consortium of leading African business schools from four major countries. The newly formed African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE) is committed to sharing resources, expertise and research to give a much-needed boost to entrepreneurship, job creation and economic development on the continent. AAAE will promote ...

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