By operating as a consumer rather than a developer of ICT, Africa is missing a massive opportunity to position itself competitively in the technology business, says Ndubuisi Ekekwe, founder of the African Institution of Technology. Ekekwe believes Africa needs to start participating in the production of components like microprocessors and nanotechnology. By MANDY DE WAAL.
Read the rest of the interview on South Africa’s Daily Maverick website.
Ndubuisi Ekekwe will be speaking in October in South Africa at Tech4Africa. He will make a case why Africa needs to move up in technology pyramid( he coined that term) and begin a new era of creating than consuming. He will also deliver a major speech in Chinese Congress of Nanotechnology in Beijing this October and is scheduled to fly into London to give an expert insights in a strategy session for some Fortune Global 500 CEOs organized by one of the world’s elite consulting companies. Ekekwe’s talk in Vietnam Education Foundation this year was voted the best talk by Vietnamese Fellows and Scholars in the U.S. He spoke on Ideas Build Nations – Send Yours Home. We hope you will make it to Tech4Africa to hear a really fresh perspective on the future of technology and economic redesign in Africa.