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World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa
World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa

The World Bank has launched its Africa Human Capital Plan, a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital by enabling the continent's young people to grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy...

12 Apr 2019

USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities
USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities

These centres have been created to foster high-quality applied research and build relationships among the education community, the private sector, and policymakers...

3 Apr 2019

UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's development
UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's development

The University of Pretoria has been lauded for the launch of its Future Africa research institute. The institute aims to address complex societal challenges and contribute to the achievement of Africa's sustainable, inclusive and equitable development through science and technology...

1 Apr 2019

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eLearning Africa 2019, where African talent, skills can turn into success

The 2019 edition of eLearning Africa, which is set to be the biggest one yet, will take place from 23-25 October in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire...

28 Mar 2019

The Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018. Photo by Jean Christophe Kitoko for UGHE
Rwanda university sets out to teach doctors medicine and management

A new university of health sciences is being launched in Rwanda. The University of Global Health Equity is being touted as a centre that will "contribute to addressing the critical shortage of health professionals" and "ensure they remain committed to the continent"...

By Agnes Binagwaho 6 Feb 2019

AIMS applicants in 2018.
Applications open for African Master's in Machine Intelligence

AIMS launches applications for the second intake of African Master's in Machine Intelligence...

23 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations
#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations

According to American developmental biologist, Dr. Bruce Harold Lipton, the brain of a child under the age of seven is in a lower vibrational frequency, a state called theta, imagination...

By Neo Rantele Kuaho 7 Jan 2019

Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa
Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa

Data science needs to embrace African context and work for greater good...

17 Dec 2018

Orelie Kabeya and Exauce Kabeya with Wikifundi 2.0. Photographer: Isla Haddow-Flood.
Expanding knowledge on Africa through the Wikimedia movement

Wikimedia has pledged to close the gap in African content as part of their global movement strategy towards a more racially, culturally and geographically inclusive Wikipedia...

11 Dec 2018

Professor Kelly Chibale. Photo: Je'nine May
R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'
Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'

Graça Machel has called on African women and policymakers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent's business and economic, political and policy space...

22 Nov 2018

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks
Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation on a mission to make sure every child in South Africa owns 100 books by the age of five...

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2018

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African Legal Support Facility launches new certification programme

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has created a flagship initiative called ALSF Academy Project, which is a three-level capacity building and certification programme...

22 Oct 2018

4 challenges facing young entrepreneurs and what to do about them
4 challenges facing young entrepreneurs and what to do about them

Despite Africa's impressive growth in the past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise...

By Sandiso Sibisi 19 Oct 2018

AIMS launches Africa's first masters in machine intelligence
AIMS launches Africa's first masters in machine intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its first-ever African Masters in Machine Intelligence at its AIMS Rwanda Campus...

17 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

How to future-proof Africa
How to future-proof Africa

Solutions to problems often require a change in behaviour, which in turn leads to other inventions. The result is a wheel that is spinning faster and faster, and one that is creating anxiety - more recently about jobs...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2018

'Farm-to-school' movement takes root in Canada
'Farm-to-school' movement takes root in Canada

Farm-to-school programs aim to bring healthy, local food into schools, foster food literacy and enhance community connectedness...

5 Sep 2018

African startups go beyond "find a tutor" model to improve educational outcomes
African startups go beyond "find a tutor" model to improve educational outcomes

Ed-tech startups connecting learners with tutors are increasingly prevalent across Africa, but these platforms are adding additional components to their models to increase impact.

By Tom Jackson 4 Sep 2018

Snapplify.
SA's Snapplify partners Econet for zero-rated e-books

South African edtech startup Snapplify has partnered Econet to make 240,000 e-books and educational resources available to readers around Africa at no data cost...

By Gabriella Mulligan 4 Sep 2018

QR codes are providing innovative learning solutions for learners in SA
QR codes are providing innovative learning solutions for learners in SA

The QR code - known as Bubbles - makes it possible to link to short, interactive modules that help learners gain a deeper understanding of the material through audio-visual snippets...

28 Aug 2018

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#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jul 2018

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 18 Jul 2018

Innovation labs in Africa have doubled
Innovation labs in Africa have doubled

The African tech hubs pioneering innovation: How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies...

15 Jun 2018

Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights
Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights

In addition to formal leadership training programmes, Africa's current leaders also need to contribute to the development of the young by demonstrating good leadership skills, analysts say...

By Franck Kuwonu 13 Jun 2018

African Development Bank launches Coding for Employment programme
African Development Bank launches Coding for Employment programme

The African Development Bank, together with partners, launched the Coding for Employment programme at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda...

12 Jun 2018

Wikipedia Conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time
Wikipedia Conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time

A first-ever gathering in the sub-Saharan African region will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites...

1 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech
#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech

Healthcare is getting increasingly high tech, and nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using innovative solutions to improve patient care...

24 May 2018

Dion Chang speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference
Internal upskilling should be a key focus area of CSR - Dion Chang

Employers have an obligation to ensure their employees are skilled to adapt to the displacement being triggered by the fourth industrial revolution...

11 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

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