Coding for employment

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the "Coding for Employment" program to help Afrika's youth acquire skills for careers in science and technology. The program was announced at the African Innovation Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda. The AfDB will be running the program in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation,…

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Rwanda Innovation Fund project secures $30 million loan

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of US $30 million to support the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF). The fund has been established to invest in technology-enabled Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and to develop the capacity of Rwanda's entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems. The RIF…

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Afrika's leaders commit to support youth innovation

During the recently held Africa Science, Technology and Innovation Forum held in Cairo, Egypt, various Afrikan Ministers and heads of delegations committed to supporting youth innovation on the continent. The Forum was held from 10 to 12 February 2018. Some of the Afrikan leaders attending the Africa Science, Technology and…

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The key role remittances play in Afrika

Despite remittances to Afrika recently declining they still constitute a major component of income to households and investments compared to other external revenue flows. This point was highlighted by Taiwo Ojapinwa, a researcher from the University of Lagos, Nigeria at the recently held 12th African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa,…

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