Apply Now: $50,000 MEST Africa Tech Startup Pitch Competition

Apply Now: $50,000 MEST Africa Tech Startup Pitch Competition

Published on: Sep 04 2023 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Investing in early-stage technology startups in Africa presents a unique and compelling opportunity to effect systemic change. The continent is undergoing a transformative digital revolution, driven by a burgeoning young...
What Happened? WorldCoin Crypto ID is Suspended in Kenya

What Happened? WorldCoin Crypto ID is Suspended in Kenya

Published on: Aug 04 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What Happened? WorldCoin Crypto ID is Suspended in Kenya
WorldCoin is an open-source digital identification protocol that aims to democratize participation in the global economy. At its heart is a novel concept, World ID, a privacy-first, decentralized identity protocol that uses...
New USAID Techncial Brief: Promoting Fair Competition in the Digital Economy

New USAID Techncial Brief: Promoting Fair Competition in the Digital Economy

Published on: Jun 14 2023 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Robust, fair competition matters. Market competition incentivizes firms to treat consumers fairly and provide products and services that respond to real customer needs. A marketplace in which firms can compete on a level...
Lessons Learned from Driving Digital Transformation in LMICs

Lessons Learned from Driving Digital Transformation in LMICs

Published on: Apr 19 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Lessons Learned from Driving Digital Transformation in LMICs
Much has—quite rightly—been said and written about governments connecting better with their citizens. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all governments around the world were pushed to provide education to students online,...
5 Southeast Asian Startup Companies Using Generative AI for Social Impact

5 Southeast Asian Startup Companies Using Generative AI for Social Impact

Published on: Mar 28 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Southeast Asian Startup Companies Using Generative AI for Social Impact
Southeast Asian startup companies are focusing on social impact to address specific local needs and challenges, such as poverty alleviation, education, healthcare, and sustainable development. By targeting these areas, startups...
Starting Now on Digital Transformation for Ukraine Reconstruction

Starting Now on Digital Transformation for Ukraine Reconstruction

Published on: Sep 15 2022 by Troy Etulain - Comments Off on Starting Now on Digital Transformation for Ukraine Reconstruction
When the war in Ukraine comes to an end (hopefully with Ukraine having recovered all of its territory, including Crimea), Western countries are likely to provide a massive aid package to help rebuild Ukrainian infrastructure,...
Apply Now: $250,000 for Climate Technology Startup Companies

Apply Now: $250,000 for Climate Technology Startup Companies

Published on: Sep 12 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Entrepreneurs are hammering out innovations in every corner of the world, and many projects show great promise in combating climate change. Sensor technology can measure invisible pollutants that harm our health, and the...
15 Kenyan Companies Using Artificial Intelligence for Social Impact

15 Kenyan Companies Using Artificial Intelligence for Social Impact

Published on: Jul 26 2022 by Bertie Heliograf - Comments Off on 15 Kenyan Companies Using Artificial Intelligence for Social Impact
Kenyan companies are increasingly utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive social impact, recognizing its potential to address complex challenges and enhance societal welfare. AI’s data-processing capabilities...
How the Mobile Network Ecosystem Supports Informal Youth Employment

How the Mobile Network Ecosystem Supports Informal Youth Employment

Published on: Jul 20 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How the Mobile Network Ecosystem Supports Informal Youth Employment
Youth employment is an enormous challenge in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). Demographically, the region is experiencing a “youth bulge” that has left a rapidly growing workforce without enough formal jobs. Many economies have...