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 Beating Nigeria's recession through innovation

Video / Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:51:37 GMT

Beating Nigeria's recession through innovation

Lancaster University Ghana held an executive MBA breakfast panel discussion titled Driving Economic Growth through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. CNBC Africa's Dara Rhodes reports on how innovation can beat Nigeria's recession.

 Konza to expose innovators to financers

Video / Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:53:38 GMT

Konza to expose innovators to financers

Techprenuers in Kenya face challenges in accessing the investor market due to a limited knowledge-based economy which has not fully tapped into the rise of rich innovation in the country.

 Impact of social media on Nigeria's businesses

Video / Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:59:04 GMT

Impact of social media on Nigeria's businesses

The Social Media Week Lagos celebrates its fifth year this week. The annual event brings together Africa's brightest minds in technology and new media. Ngozi Odita, Executive Director, Social Media Week joins CNBC Africa for more.

 The role of women in agricultural transformation

Video / Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:19:29 GMT

The role of women in agricultural transformation

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is program that equips women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills.

 Why Taxify is bullish about African prospects

Video / Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:36:42 GMT

Why Taxify is bullish about African prospects

At the tender age of twenty three years- he is already the CEO of what could potentially become a huge global empire. Taxify CEO Markus Villig, makes a trip to Johannesburg.

 E-commerce keeps love alive this Valentine's day

Video / Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:18:28 GMT

E-commerce keeps love alive this Valentine's day

It's that time of the year again when pockets go empty with expenditure on roses, chocolates and all things Valentines; and businesses have become innovative turning to e-commerce to keep demand for their products high.

 Uniting workers & machines

Video / Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:47:28 GMT

Uniting workers & machines

In the workplace, the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence to augment employee tasks, provide real time feedback and improve the performance of the workforce are limitless.

 Trends in retail sector innovation

Video / Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:45:26 GMT

Trends in retail sector innovation

Globally the retail sector is a challenging space to be in right now; with innovation and technological development driving enhanced customer experience expectations.

 Outcomes of the ANC NEC Lekgotla

Video / Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:48:08 GMT

Outcomes of the ANC NEC Lekgotla

Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said the ANC NEC Lekgotla would focus on the effects of the global economic downturn, mining, agriculture, manufacturing and the fourth economic revolution which is innovation.

 Africa's top tech trends for 2017

Video / Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:43:21 GMT

Africa's top tech trends for 2017

Global research firm Frost and Sullivan has compiled a list of the top trends likely to evolve in Africa's technology space in 2017. Anesu Charamba, Team Leader, Frost & Sullivan Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

 Empowering Africa to provide the next STEM leaders

Video / Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:39:02 GMT

Empowering Africa to provide the next STEM leaders

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, collectively known as STEM, are now slowly moving to the front-line in leveraging research networks and funding mechanisms to drive Africa's long term progress.

 Uber's Africa expansion plans

Video / Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:11:40 GMT

Uber's Africa expansion plans

CNBC Africa is joined by Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber's head of operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa to discuss the company's excitement about the continent, the growing number of drivers and their plan to penetrate Soweto.

 Philips Dialogues: Potential trouble in men's reluctance to go for health check-ups

Video / 11/17/2016 7:06:22 AM

Philips Dialogues: Potential trouble in men's reluctance to go for health check-ups

Forbes Africa and Philips Africa hosted the latest edition of the Future of Health Summit at a Blue Tie Brunch in Sandton. And as the symbolic blue tie suggests, November is men's month, and the event was focused on men and their health. What are the health issues men have to watch out for? And how can one ensure one has a healthy and long life?

 Philips African Dialogues: The Future of Healthcare in South Africa

Video / 11/14/2016 2:55:07 PM

Philips African Dialogues: The Future of Healthcare in South Africa

The Future of Health Summit in association with Philips & Forbes Africa recently took place for the first time in Sandton, Johannesburg. A panel of experts including South Africa's Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi discussed the State of Healthcare in the country.

 Philips Dialogue: How to deal with the global spread of non-communicable diseases

Video / 3/29/2016 8:09:13 AM

Philips Dialogue: How to deal with the global spread of non-communicable diseases

Worldwide non-communicable diseases have overtaken infectious diseases as the leading cause of mortality. Chronic diseases account for almost two-thirds of all deaths, 80 per cent of these now occur in low- and middle-income countries. On this episode of Philips African Dialogues we look at "Chronic Disease Management in a Connected World" and what needs to be done to deal with the global spread of non-communicable diseases.

 Philips showcases innovations for healthcare

Video / 12/9/2015 9:21:47 AM

Philips showcases innovations for healthcare

The Philips African Dialogues takes on a different guise with this episode. CNBC Africa's Alexander Leibner, visits the Philips Innovation experience to bring a visual and interactive look at some cutting edge technological innovations, from lighting and creating smarter cities; to improved healthcare for the most vulnerable individuals and in keeping tabs of one's personal health.

 Is Africa making strides in driving innovation?

Video / 10/21/2015 11:27:02 AM

Is Africa making strides in driving innovation?

Africa owes a big part of its economic growth and development to the richness of its natural resources, its demographic dividend and a rapidly emerging innovation culture. Innovation is fundamental in improving economic growth and the quality of life of all Africans. Countries that fail to innovate will be left behind economically. So how is Africa doing? Are we making appropriate strides in driving innovation on the continent? For a discussion CNBC Africa is joined by McLean Sibanda, CEO of the Innovation Hub; JJ van Dongen, CEO of Philips Africa: Barlow Manilal, CEO of the Technology and Innovation Agency, Chika Nwobi, Founder and Managing Partner of L5Lab in Nigeria and Ken Njoroge, Founder and CEO of Cellulant in Kenya.

 Africa remains as a dumping ground for counterfeit products

Video / 7/7/2015 1:35:53 PM

Africa remains as a dumping ground for counterfeit products

Counterfeit goods in Africa are rife. World-wide, cross border trade in physical counterfeits costs the global economy USD 250 billion a year. Counterfeiters have targeted Africa as a dumping ground for their counterfeit products. This is according to the Standards Organization of Nigeria, a local media report in Nigeria. They stated that in 2011, about eighty five percent of goods in circulation in Nigeria were substandard and counterfeit. As of 2014, the level has decreased to forty percent which still implies that out of every ten products, four are counterfeit.

 Philips Dialogue: Developing primary healthcare across Africa

Video / 6/9/2015 12:24:50 PM

Philips Dialogue: Developing primary healthcare across Africa

(Aired June 2015) Primary care is the cornerstone of health care that is proven the most effective and efficient and meets the needs of patients, families, and communities; however, improving access to primary health care is a key challenge across Africa.

 Philips Dialogue: Developing energy solutions for urban expansion

Video / 5/29/2015 10:21:53 AM

Philips Dialogue: Developing energy solutions for urban expansion

(Aired May 2015) A century ago around 10 per cent of the world's population lived in cities. By the start of the 21st century this figure had risen to over 50 per cent, and by 2050 over two thirds of us will be living in cities.‎ On this edition of Philips African Dialogues wil be looking at what fast growing cities can do to establish reliable, efficient and environmentally sound energy solutions.

 Philips Dialogues: Energy solutions for Africa

Video / 5/29/2015 10:25:44 AM

Philips Dialogues: Energy solutions for Africa

(Aired December 2013) According to the World Bank 25 African countries face an energy crisis. The African continent is well endowed with energy resources but most remain untapped. On this edition of Philips African Dialogues we'll be discussing the solutions and partnerships needed in order to bring reliable, efficient and environmentally sound lighting and energy solutions to more people across the African continent.

 Philips Dialogues: Healthcare's Public Private Partnerships - Part 2

Video / 5/29/2015 10:21:53 AM

Philips Dialogues: Healthcare's Public Private Partnerships - Part 2

(Aired October 2013) Sub-Saharan Africa still carries a disproportionate share of the global health burden, with poverty and other related issues limiting access to healthcare. In the few places where government institutions are intervening, the quality of care often doesn't meet the greater needs of the population. In tonight' show, we'll be taking a closer look at the role of Public Private Partnerships in addressing healthcare challenges on the continent.

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