Africa

It’s Time to Scale Up Regenerative Farming

Regenerative agriculture has the potential to transform lives and diets. The Cellular Economy has the potential to transform society. Let's find ways to fund them to make the global food system and economy more sustainable.

2.9 Billion Reasons to Worry

More than one-third of the world’s population is still not connected to the internet. It’s a global scandal and a growing crisis. The International Telecommunication Union convened governments, NGOs, and businesses in Kigali, Rwanda for...

How Social Design is Helping Build the ‘Internet for Everyone’ in Africa

A small company in Nairobi, Kenya is succeeding where giant technology companies have failed. It is connecting rural Africa to the internet. The key is a different approach to design.

Andela Brings African Tech Talent to the Rest of the World

Andela offers a window into a promising possible future for work: A distributed workforce that is more diverse and creates economic opportunity where there was little before.

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...