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Community Insights Healthcare

Rwanda’s New Medical School Reflects its Values and Aspirations

Rwanda has achieved some of the most dramatic gains in health and poverty-reduction in the world. This small, landlocked African country has developed a primary health-care system with near-universal access to clinical care and insurance. Techonomy Health speaker Agnes Binagwaho and the University of Global Health Equity are paving the way.   More

Analytics & Data Global Tech Society

Artificial Intelligence Catches Fire in Ethiopia

Ethiopian artificial intelligence R&D is on fire. The driver for this unexpected sector is the government’s massive multi-billion dollar, industrial plan and fervent development of higher education. At the hub is an AI group, iCog Labs, co-founded in 2012 by a young Ethiopian roboticist, Getnet Aseffa Gezaw, and an American AI pioneer, Ben Goertzel. With twenty five Ethiopian software engineers, iCog pursues full-on ‘Strong Intelligence.’   More

Global Tech Techonomy Events

Rethinking International Development: Big Ideas from the Invention Generation

How is Africa’s youthful population preparing to write a chapter in the history of development through game changing inventions? Where do they find inspiration? Join a remarkable conversation with three innovators from across Africa. In this session at Techonomy 2014 in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Kate Krontiris of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society speaks with Spiruteens co-founder Bonolo Matjila, Human Waste Bioreactor founder Leroy Mwasaru, and David Moinina Sengeh of Global Minimum and the MIT Media Lab about how a new generation is changing Africa's approach to innovation.   More

Finance

How Mobile Money Can Change Even More Lives

Changing the way we use money is one of the most promising and innovative ways that mobile technology is changing lives around the world. Mobile money is already being used by banks and mobile network operators to provide millions of unbanked consumers a way to store and access money digitally. For millions of consumers in developing countries, mobile money is transforming lives by providing access to financial services and the ability to pay and be paid electronically—sometimes for the first time in their lives.   More

Business Techonomy Events

Africa Is Rising Fast

Africa is changing for the better. In the past decade, Africa’s growth rates have quietly been approaching those of Asia. Last year, according to estimates from the International Monetary Fund, seven African countries appeared on the list of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies, each with annual growth rates of 8% or more. Democracy is becoming firmly entrenched, with all but a few of the continent's 1 billion people expected to vote in this year’s democratic elections.   More