We shared the following content to our Facebook Community on the week of May 6th 2019. Follow us on Facebook to get our daily post on your newsfeed.
Why we shared this article: We find this article quite uplifting especially since the people of Togo have not had a say on the importation of E-waste into their country. That they have found a great use for this waste is a testament to human ingenuity, the ingenuity that will make Africa an innovation giant.
Why we shared this article: Africa’s representation at the Solve at MIT Flagship Event is impressive. It shows that young people continue to lead Africa’s innovation push that has to overcome great challenges such as the ambivalence by most politicians and governments to innovation. Innovation in Africa is unique because it targets very specific problems and solves them. Traditional innovation most times addresses general problems and new applications for the innovation picked along the way.
Why we shared this article: Many of Africa’s stories of invention and innovation remain untold. This collection of articles by Quartz looks at the whole continent and not only tells stories of STEM innovation but also innovation in other fields such as philanthropy, business and the arts.
Why we shared this article: To curb global climate change, renewables are always at the forefront of this discussion. A drop in the cost of installing solar and wind energy infrastructure because of advancing technology and relatively cheaper labor costs in Africa make renewable energy a viable alternative to fossil fuel energy sources or hydroelectric power generation dependent on seasonal rains.
Why we shared this article: The entry of Facebook could reshape the money transfer industry, with large players such as Western Union or MoneyGram already facing stiff competition from new entrants into the industry. However, to buy cryptocurrency one will still be at the mercy of their respective countries’ exchange rate.
Why we shared this article: Thinking outside the box is a prerequisite to innovation. This article is a great example of how a simple item we encounter day-to-day can provide an answer to a complex scientific or engineering problem. But thoroughly understanding the underlying STEM principles and concepts is vital to finding a solution to an existing problem.