How can innovative and promising ideas take root and transform into sustainable and impactful businesses in Africa? This is the central question of the 2017 Africa Innovate Conference held by MIT Sloan Africa Business Club on April 8th 2017. This year’s panels will follow the African entrepreneurship process: starting with an exploration of the origins of sound business ideas to […]
Bringing together some of the finest minds with a passion for Africa, the 24th Annual Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF24) explored the creation of measurable impact in Africa and redefining the possibilities and areas for success on the continent. How fitting then that the five WABF24 keynote speakers ran the gamut of entrepreneurship, politics, education and business with some creating […]
The Sierra Leonean Empowerment Network (SLEN) When the SLEN co-founders, Janice Williams, Desmond Ellis and Lenton Davies got together in early 2013, their aim was to create an initiative not yet seen in Sierra Leone or in Africa at large. They instigated a full scale attempt to divert from a popular krio saying “way u yams white, na for coba […]
When more than three hundred million men, women and children still live in poverty on the African continent, a land with so much wealth and potential, we must ask ourselves what our role (as Africans living in the Diaspora) is in ‘Engendering an Inclusive Africa ’. This was the question the African Society of Cambridge University aimed to answer at the […]
Are you an engineer in Africa with an innovative solution for the continent? The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa and applications are now OPEN for the £25,000 prize! Watch the video below.
To commemorate Africa Day, the African Society of Cambridge University (ASCU), in partnership with various Africa-focused student societies across the University of Cambridge, has organised, Africa Together 2016, a day long event being held on June 10th to showcase, educate and celebrate the African continent and its people.
“Africa’s human capital is its most valuable resource.” As Her Honour Inonge Wina, the Vice President of Zambia and the first woman to hold the position, uttered these words in her opening keynote, the delegates of the third LSE Africa Summit erupted in applause. An idea had been planted, a realisation dawned and a quietly overarching theme for the day […]
Harvard Africa Business Conference 2016… Need we say more?! Ok – for those of you unfamiliar with it, the Harvard Africa Business Conference brings together around 1,500 people from Africa and the diaspora, who are all passionate about the Continent. Over three fully packed days, the conference will take place in Boston, MA from February 26th to February 28th, 2016. It will […]
It’s back! After a remarkable conference last year, the LSE Africa Summit is back with their 3rd annual summit. This year, the Summit will explore how nations in Africa can capitalise on opportunities and address challenges shaped by their position in a Global Context. Once again, the Summit will take place over two high impact and fully charged days. Day 1 […]
The University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School is a strong and proud advocate for greater levels of investment into talent from across Africa. In May 2014, at the World Economic Forum on Africa, Oxford Saïd’s Dean, Professor Peter Tufano, pledged for 10% of MBA students to come from the African continent, by 2018. Marking their commitment to Africa, this year the University of Oxford’s Saïd […]