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Uniquely African: how homegrown innovation is solving many of Africa’s most pressing challenges

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By now, I am convinced that you have heard of M-Pesa, the popular and often-cited mobile banking system that has become Africa’s innovation calling card. But do you know about the Ushahidi crowdsourcing app, also from M-Pesa’s birthplace, Kenya? Built to digitally map demographic events, it is used across the …

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Next Einstein Forum launches first-ever Africa Science Week

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The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announces the launch of NEF Africa Science Week in 13 African countries throughout June 2017. NEF Ambassadors, local science and technology champions, together with support of local academic, …

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Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

FAO study offers policy guidance for linking half of all cross-border trade to development goals Africa’s vast but informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving livelihoods and increasing regional integration across the continent, according to a new report presented at a conference here. Informal cross-border trading, in which transactions are …

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Ministry of Posts, Telecom & Technology holds consultation meeting on the draft National Communications Act

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The purpose of these consultative meetings is to create an enabling environment for the ICT Sector by establishing legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks and developing appropriate policies The Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology held today in Mogadishu a consultation meeting on the “Draft Communication Law” as part of series …

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Science Policy and Capacity-Building in Burudi

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Burundi participated in the first phase of the project Capacity Building for science, technology and innovation (STI) policy in Africa, during which a status report on the national STI potential in Burundi was prepared by an international consultant with assistance provided by UNESCO. The report was officially submitted to the Government, …

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Research & Innovation Areas in Germany

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Germany is a land of ideas and a hub for cutting-edge research. One of the most innovative countries worldwide, Germany is internationally renowned for research institutions, such as the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, the  Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association and the Leibniz Association. Research in Germany divided the following 21 research areas into Environment …

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