While the global advancement of women over the last few years cannot go unnoticed, much work remains to reach gender equality in Innovation and Technology. In Nigeria, The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), a Nigerian nonprofit organization, uses innovative approaches to encourage more girls to pursue technology careers.
For more, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Oreoluwa Lesi, Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) in Lagos, Nigeria.
A Rwandan innovation firm ARED is using the state-of-the-art innovative business model to provide Wi-Fi, low-cost phone charging, airtime sales, mobile money transfers, and other services. ARED has created jobs and empowers women and people with disabilities in rural and urban communities. For more insight, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Henri Nyakarundi, CEO and Founder of ARED Group, in Kigali, Rwanda.
COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on small businesses in Nigeria. Since the beginning of the outbreak, young entrepreneurs are actively involved in developing solutions that solve big problems using new technology.
For more perspective, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent. Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Vivienne Belonwu, Media & Communications Strategist, HYBR Scaling Solutions – An innovation firm based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ghana, like many African countries, is grappling with high maternal and perinatal mortality rates. A new app, trimester save, is looking to help expectant mothers and parents of young children save money and make mobile payments using their phones.
For more insight, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Dr. Elvis Kuma Forson, CEO, and Founder, Trimester Save, in Accra, Ghana.
Running an e-commerce business can be a challenge in most African countries. Thanks to the pandemic, small companies, and start-ups embrace new ways of doing business as they fight for competition amid growing demand by consumers for online services.
In Uganda, Doppler Technologies and Innovations limited has created a “Jalule” platform that helps small businesses keep an online presence.
Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Donald Waruhanga, CEO, Doppler Technologies.
African entrepreneurs are creating innovations that help farmers improve their yields. In Ghana, Sesi Technologies, the company behind “GrainMate,” allows farmers and grain purchasers to affordably measure moisture levels of maize, rice, wheat, millet, sorghum, and other staples.
Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Isaac Sesi, a Ghanaian entrepreneur and CEO, Sesi Technologies.