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Contest seeks Ethiopia’s rising clean-tech innovators

Through local partner Precise Consult International, infoDev has launched a nationwide contest in Ethiopia to search for the next wave of innovations that can help curb climate change and create inclusive jobs. Tags: ethiopia, clean-tech, infodev ...

The East Africa Climate Innovation Network: accelerating climate technology innovation in East Africa

East Africans have a unique opportunity to harness the vast innovation and business opportunities in the climate change and clean technology sectors, through the East Africa Climate Innovation Network (EACIN) Tags: climate innovation network, East Africa, Technology, EACIN, Africa Climate Innovation Network ...

Engaging Kenya’s youth through a tablet computer

Source: InfoDev eLimu, an iHub incubated company, is helping change the face of education in Kenya. The company is providing a gateway through which students can access new and innovative ways to learn using a tablet computer. The eLimu tablet seeks to change the way Kenyans think about education, by making learning interactive and enjoyable for its primary school students.  What’s unique about this...

In the spotlight: CTIC Dakar

Only two years after its inception in April 2011, CTIC Dakar has become a major player in the West African startup scene. With 11 companies in its incubation program and 10 startups in its accelerator program (BuntuTEKI), the CTIC team is helping make Senegal a rising African powerhouse and bolstering IT and mobile companies throughout West Africa. Go to Source Tags: startup, west africa, CTIC Dakar, BuntuTEKI ...

Registration open for the 5th Global Forum

In partnership with South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology, we are excited to begin accepting registrations for our 5th Global Forum on Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship in East London, South Africa on May 28-30, 2013. The Forum’s sessions will tackle inclusive innovation, women’s entrepreneurship, mobile solutions, and more. Go to Source Tags: 5th Global Forum, south africa,...

East African virtual incubation pilot to launch in Nairobi, Kenya

On January 25, tech entrepreneurs in rural east Africa will have access to next-tier business incubation through a new pilot program by infoDev and a consortium of regional partners. The pilot will bring virtual incubation services to rural communities in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Go to Source Tags: kenya, rural, pilot, East Africa, virtual incubation ...

Mobile phone use vital for the poor

With 6 billion mobile phones around the world, of which 75% in developing countries, telephones reach most corners of the African continent. Mobile phones have improved the lives of the poor. Two new infoDev-led studies, focusing on South Africa and Kenya, provide insights on how useful mobile phones are for economic and social empowerment of people living of less than $2.50 a day. Tags: info Dev, kenya,...