At the recent World Economic Forum for Africa, the role of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in driving Africa's journey towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) was widely debated. The Africa Science Week has been one practical way of bridging the gap towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with Managing Director of the Next Einstein Forum, Nathalie Munyampenda for more.
At the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa the need to end Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to enable Africa’s prosperity was discussed – on how to tackle this challenge, Public Advisor, Africa End Fund, Joy Ruwondo, joins CNBC Africa.
Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the internet of things, A.I were noted as the main drivers of innovation and future economies at the recent World Economic Forum. For that to happen, availability of internet infrastructure is key. CEO of one of the major providers of internet infrastructure in Africa, Seacom, Byron Clatterbuck joins CNBC Africa for more.
One in three people in Africa is affected by water scarcity, but one company plans to change this by producing rain. A service it is already offering to Jordan. Dr Helmut Fluhrer of Weathertec explains how.
Who would have thought one day that farmers in Brazil could control the immigration of their crops against the other side of the Atlantic Ocean? In Angola with the help of an undersea cable that is what is happening. Yet 7 per cent of the people in the country have access to the internet what does the future hold? António Nunes, Chief Executive Officer of Angola Cables spoke to CNBC Africa for more.
CNBC Africa spoke with Dr Terence Sibiya, Managing Executive of Rest of Africa at Nedbank about the ways in which Africa needs to implement and execute the plans that have been put in place to boost investor confidence.
Where is the health industry going in Africa? How could the Fourth Industrial Revolution change the scene? Is universal healthcare really a dream? All these questions where put to the Head of Philips Africa, Jasper Westerink.
Digital technologies are the most penetrated human invention in history but can it deliver on promises of inclusive growth, and what advantages does it bring to the future of Africa? CNBC Africa talks digitalisation with Raghav Prasad, Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard and Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business, The Fletcher School, Tufts University.