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Upon returning to Nigeria in 1981 after studying at MIT, when the civil war had ended, Professor Oliver Udemmadu Ogbonna Mobisson helped with the founding of Africa’s first-ever technology university known as Anambra State University of Science & Technology (ASUTECH).
There’s a lot of talk of using technology for delivering government services but from observing and being a customer of many of these offerings, it looks like whoever is implementing them is completely detached from the people and the processes involved.
Professor Calestous Juma's science and technology contributions were not only academic. He helped engineer, among others, a cooking stove whose improved efficiency minimized the adverse health effects of indoor smoke.
Sixteen innovators from across Africa have been shortlisted for the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, with inventions including a smart library on wheels, a low-cost digital microscope to speed up cervical cancer diagnosis, and bamboo bicycles.
It is the continent's growing and inventive startup ecosystem led by an innovative youthful educated workforce that will transform industry across Africa. Africa is a great place to build a business as there are genuine problems that can be solved with technology.