Alibaba launched an e-commerce training program in Rwanda

Alibaba Business School has launched its “Global E-commerce Talent” (GET) program in Rwanda. The program is targeted at the East Afrikan country’s university lecturers. Titled the “Global E-commerce Talent – Train the Trainers” program, the e-commerce course, which takes a week to complete, covered topics from the digital economy and…

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Accelerating FinTech innovation in Egypt

Egypt's American University Venture Lab, which is based in Cairo, has announced a collaboration with Temenos, the banking software company, which will see them both looking to work towards strengthening and accelerating Cairo's FinTech startups ecosystem. As part of the collaboration, Temenos will provide startups with access to their core…

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A new way to equip Afrika’s science labs

How does one train science students without equipment? As a sociologist of science specialising in African countries, this is a question I get asked with sad regularity. How, African science, technology, engineering and maths educators ask me, can the next generation of globally competitive scientists be trained using teaching laboratories…

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New online database on education R&D in Afrika launched

A database on education research conducted by Africa-based researchers has been launched to raise the visibility and impact of such research. The database, which has about 2,000 education research including theses and working papers on 49 African countries, resulted from the collaboration between the Research for Equitable Access and…

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