There has been intense innovation activity in many African countries ignited by the global pandemic. However, the looming question now, is how to sustain this innovation momentum post the COVID-19 crisis. CNBC Africa spoke to Bitange Ndemo, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi for more.
More than ever the role of technology in ushering us into a new normal has been more evident but are we banking on the right industry for a quick bounce back? Is this even possible? Lacina Koné, Director General of Smart Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
With unprecedented effects of the coronavirus disease on different sectors and especially on the public health, Yves Iradukunda, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, joins CNBC Africa for more on the Corona Action Rwanda, a project that gathers initiatives and connects them with grants and support.
Entrepreneurs are innovating in new ways as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Potential examples include virus-resistant nanoparticles for health worker protective gear and home-schooling solutions, Adeo Ressi, CEO of global start-up accelerator The Founder Institute, tells CNBC Make It.
CNBC’s Dan Murphy says Dubai is ripe for innovation with an emerging economy and a mission to become a smart city by 2021. So how is this luxury travel location morphing into a haven for tech entrepreneurs? Dan murphy reports.
Already tagged Nigeria’s commercial capital – Lagos State says it is now on a mission to seal a spot as the country’s technology and innovation hub. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole spoke to Special Assistant to Lagos State Governor on Technology and Innovation, Olatunbosun Alake, that Lagos is making moves to remove communication barriers between the state and its tech ecosystem as well as turbo-charge levers of innovation within the state.
Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation will next week host the inaugural National Business Forum which will discuss how increase production of locally made products, improving quality, branding and innovation among others. Spokesperson, Theoneste Ntagengerwa joins CNBC Africa for more.
In an interview with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole, The Founder and CEO of Iteam Solutions, Christian Landgren weighed in on the debate around data sharing, privacy and innovation. While speaking on the sidelines of the Nigeria Digital Economy Summit, he discussed the need for countries to break free from digital legacies.