2.1 – Evidence in rekindling the spirit

In the last few years, the continent is improving on some important metrics that will catalyze a better future. Life expectancy has improved in Africa by more than 10%, and child mortality is falling consistently[1].  Enrollment in schools continues to…
2.0 – Rekindling the Spirit, a Way Forward

For centuries, as typical of humans, Africans have constantly developed new ideas to survive. They treated the most poisonous snake bites with local herbs, repaired broken bones and melted and molded metals. In agriculture and textile, they built silos for…
1.2 – Triple Helix Partnership for Innovation

The triple helix of industry, government and university has to strengthen for innovation to flourish in Africa. When schools educate for the needs of the markets and governments make rules that accelerate economic vibrancy, the overall system improves.  None can…
1.1 – Africa’s Need for Knowledge Creation

As the 21st Century closes its second decade, Africa is confronted with daunting challenges of building a new generation of workforce and critically-needed infrastructure to not just compete globally but also to prepare for its post-mineral era. The continent needs…
1.0 – Innovation for Development

Across most African capitals, a new movement is taking place. Young people with their chisels, laptops and hammers are congregating and working to grab the future in their own hands. They are the makers with enclaves of hackers, enthusiasts, hobbyists,…