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African organisations in supply chain partner for Africa-wide skills programme

South Africa’s African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) has signed an MOU with the Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) organisation from Côte D’Ivoire to collaborate on the delivery of tailor-made entrepreneurial skills training in the logistics and supply chain and to bolster such capacities across the African continent through mentorship, training, and coaching.

Qualcomm Announces Shortlisted Teams for the Inaugural Qualcomm® Make in Africa Mentorship Program

 Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has announced the selection of 10 startups to participate in the inaugural Qualcomm Make in Africa startup mentorship program, as part of the Qualcomm Africa Innovation Platform announced in December 2022. These startups are developing innovative products in clean energy, agricultural technology, computing for education, geospatial predictive analysis, medical technologies, and innovations

Kenya’s Avenue Group Receives $12.7 Million Investment from IFC

Avenue Group Limited (“Avenue” or “the Group”), an Evercare Group company has announced an investment from IFC that will support the Group’s strategy to grow its healthcare offering and boost its patient reach across the country over the next five years. The $12.7 million loan to Avenue will enable the company to continue to expand

Online Safety: Fund seeks applicants for grant awards

A new google.org-supported call for applications for the award of grants under its $1,000,000 Africa Online Safety Fund (AOSF) has been issued. Africa Online Safety Fund will be awarding grants to organisations throughout Africa, but will be focused on four primary countries, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, that address one or more of the

CSW67 Digital Recommendations Implemented in DRC by African Feminists

The rising influence of technology and its important role in advancing the feminist agenda in the Democratic Republic of Congo cannot be overstated. For many Congolese feminists, women, and girls, the emergence of social media has provided powerful platforms for sharing pivotal experiences, learning, and openly challenging unhealthy gender norms. As this ensures access to

Zindi attracts 1000 students across Africa to build AI models for climate change

UmojaHack Africa 2023, the single largest pan-African machine learning hackathon, took place 18-19 March 2023. The event brought together over 1000 students from 345 universities in 36 countries to build machine learning models for climate change. The winners of each challenge are:  For the Rubik’s Cube Reinforcement Learning Challenge, the winners were Akram Badreddine Laissaoui

NMISA launches new training centre in Pretoria

As part of its effort to address the shortage of training opportunities in accurate measurements and related fields, the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) celebrated the launch of its new training centre in Pretoria on 24 March 2023. A training centre like this is not only useful for metrology professionals but also for