Tag: strategy

AI for Africa: The What’s, How’s and When’s

AI is projected to add a staggering $2.9 trillion to Africa’s economy by 2030, increasing the annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth by three percent. Despite Africa’s immense potential, it currently represents only 2.5% of the global AI market, underscoring the need for increased investment and development in this field.

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Reevaluating the European Union’s Influence on Africa’s Tech Policy Landscape

The European Union is significantly influencing Africa’s digital transformation through funding, training, and regulatory support. While beneficial, concerns arise about policy suitability for Africa’s unique context. EU initiatives in infrastructure, skills, and cybersecurity are highlighted, alongside recommendations for Africa to adopt more flexible, locally adapted tech policies and learn from global best practices.

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The Sachetization of Products:The FMCG Way of Serving the Underserved in Emerging Markets , Lessons for Digital Products?

The concept of “sachetization” refers to packaging products in small, affordable quantities to improve access for low-income consumers, particularly in emerging markets. Beyond consumer goods, this strategy can apply to digital products, promoting frugal innovation, digital inclusion, community empowerment, and resilience by making services accessible to marginalized communities.

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Are these Accelerator programs wasting African startups time?

Are these Accelerator programs wasting African startups time?

This article was sparked by a thought-provoking LinkedIn post from Victor Asemota, where he delves into the phenomenon of African startups being caught in a seemingly endless loop of acceleration. It’s like watching a hamster on a wheel, except the hamster is a startup, and the wheel is the myriad of accelerator programs out there. Victor’s musings were in the context Visa acceleration program, where he noted that the startups involved were already so seasoned in the accelerator circuit that another round seemed more like a victory lap than a necessity

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The Blueprint for Innovation: Crafting a Successful Ecosystem within Corporate Organizations

In a world where change is the only constant, corporate organizations are increasingly looking to build ecosystems around their products or services to drive innovation. This journey, however, is nuanced and multifaceted, especially in diverse markets like Africa, where unique challenges meet unparalleled opportunities.

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 Why Your Dream Job Doesn’t Exist Yet: The Secret to Crafting Your Own Career

Who said you have to follow a traditional career path to be successful? In today’s rapidly evolving world, the concept of a “career” is no longer confined to a single job title or industry. Just like Dr. Sanjay Gupta, John Grisham, and Charles Michael, you too can redefine what a career means to you. In this blog post, we’ll explore how you can break the mold and turn your unique blend of skills into a novel career path.

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