Emerging Opportunities in Telematics Market with Current Trends Analysis

Telematics Market report would help stakeholders better understand their competitors and gain more insights to enhance their position in the market.

Fleet Manage System Market Forecast by Technology, Application, Dynamics, Development Trends and Outlook 2019-2023

Fleet Manage System market report is an excellent resource to gain an in depth study about the present and upcoming opportunities to clarify the future investment in the market.

Reinsurance Market Share Analysis, Growth, Business Development and Future Outlook to 2023

Reinsurance Market report would help stakeholders better understand their competitors and gain more insights to enhance their position in the market.

Sleep Apnea Devices Market 2019-2026: Industry Size, Trends, Status, Share, Revenue and Global Research Report

Sleep Apnea Device Market By Key Manufacturers, By Product (Therapeutics {Airway Clearance System, Adaptive Servo-Ventilation, Positive Airway Pressure (PAP), Oral Appliance, Oxygen Devices}, Diagnostics {Actigraphy System, Polysomnography Device (PSG), Respiratory Polygraph, Single-Channel Screening Devices (Pulse Oximeter)}, By End User (Sleep Laboratories & Hospitals, Home Care/Individuals) and By Regions (North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific) - Global Outlook to 2026

Surgical Suture Market 2019-2026: Global Industry Size, Share, Impacting Growth, Growing Demand, Revenue and Business Forecasts

Surgical Suture Market By Key Manufacturers, By Product Type - Absorbable Sutures (Natural Sutures and Synthetic Sutures) and Non-absorbable Sutures (Nylon Sutures, Polypropylene Sutures and Stainless Steel Sutures), By Application (General Surgery, Gynecological Surgeries, Cardiovascular Surgeries, Orthopedic Surgeries, Other Surgeries), By End-Users (Hospitals, Specialty Clinics and Ambulatory Surgery Centers) and By Regions (North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific) - Global Outlook to 2026

High Pressure Pump Industry 2019 Global Market Trends, Size, Share, Demand, Growth, Supply, Manufacturers Analysis and 2025 Forecast

The report is beneficial for strategists and industry players to plan their future business strategies. The High Pressure Pump Market Research Report primarily based upon factors on which the companies complete in the market and this factor which is useful and valuable to the business.

Truffle Oil Market 2019 Industry Trends, Share, Growth, Size, Segments, Demand, Overview and Forecast to 2025

Truffle Oil Market Report cover detailed competitive outlook including the Truffle Oil Industry share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. The Truffle Oil market report provides an in-depth overview of Product Specification, technology, product type and production analysis considering major factors such as Revenue, Cost, Gross and Gross Margin.

EU Call for Proposals: Bioclimatic approaches for improving energy performance in buildings in Africa and Europe

Proposals should study the performance of a selection of European and African local bioclimatic building designs, local construction materials and techniques to determine how they could be utilized to increase the energy performance, living quality and sustainability of buildings in targeted geographical zones in Africa and their climatic and socio-economic conditions. Proposals should promote innovations, including bioclimatic approaches, to enable adaptation of local materials and techniques to current building design and construction practices and lifestyles. They should include maximizing passive cooling, passive ventilation, natural light gains and suitability for specific local climate conditions (e.g. stark rains). They should investigate how sustainable supply chains of local materials could be established or improved to cope with fast paces of construction, contributing to the support of local businesses. They should foster exchange and mutual learning between European and African stakeholders (policy-makers, architects, auditors, building sector private companies) for better regulation and implementation of locally adapted bioclimatic construction approaches.
Application Deadline in 5 months

Call for Applications: Grants to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is currently accepting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Application Deadline in 3 months

Call for Applications: Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East 2019

The contest aims to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East. This 9th edition unfolds in two phases: first the candidates participate to a national competition, then an international jury gives a grand prize to the best national winners. At both the national and international step, the viewers of this site can vote to add a name to the jury shortlist.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Call for Applications: Injini EdTech Incubator Program for EdTech Entrepreneurs in Africa

The Injini Cohort 3 programme will launch in May 2019. For this, 8 start-ups from across Africa will join the programme for 4 months during which we will deliver workshops, mentoring and networking as well as technology, research and dedicated support from the Injini team.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: DFID's Invest Africa Programme

The Invest Africa programme aims to generate £1.2 billion of additional FDI by 2025, 13,750 direct jobs and 90,000 direct and indirect jobs. To support the programme, DFID seeks a Service Provider who will be responsible to design and undertake rigorous monitoring and evaluation activities. The Monitoring activities will require monitoring results across the whole Invest Africa programme to enable its cumulative progress to be tracked and reported, to assess the main contractor’s performance, to support learning by assessing the overall approach, its effectiveness and to use this analysis to provide strategic advice to the governance bodies and DFID to support the oversight and direction of the programme.
Applications are closed

Call for Proposals: Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation in Africa

In the framework of the implementation of the Member state funds to “Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation”, AU-IBAR will undertake to utilize these funds to empower African youth and women to effectively participate in the animal resources sector. The beneficiaries of this call of proposals will be members of the newly formed African Union networks; African Youth in Livestock Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network (AYL-FAIN) and the African Women in Animal Resources Farming and Agribusiness Network (AWARFA-N) and other African youth and women engaged in the animal resources value chain in Africa.
Application Deadline in 5 days

Call for Proposals: Promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector in Southern and East Africa

This call is focused on promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector. We are seeking applications that propose innovative approaches to gender inclusion while also supporting core business objectives and growth. Projects will be evaluated based on concept innovation, development impact, business model and financial sustainability. Applications from women entrepreneurs and women-led organisations are strongly encouraged.
Application Deadline in 10 days

Advancing Renewables in Developing Countries: Progress of projects supported through the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility

Between 2014 and 2018, projects selected in five annual cycles were awarded concessional loans worth USD 214 million, with 16 projects subsequently advancing through various stages of implementation. Seven projects from early cycles reached the construction or installation stage, with renewable power generation set to start in 2019.

Call for Applications: The AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program 2019 Spring Admissions

The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank is implementing the next African Global IT Leaders Programme under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP). The objective of the programme is to create across the African continent a critical mass of global IT experts: highly trained professionals in ICT.
Application Deadline in 17 days

South Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa

Speaking at a meeting on potential technology partnerships between Korea and Africa, representatives of Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Techno Park, and Korea’s Green Technology Center said there was huge potential for cooperation and immense opportunities for job-creating bankable projects.

Job Vacancy: Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Deko Industries is an international group in the agro-food industry. We promote and use open source technologies in our operations. We have operations in Cambodia, Singapore, Mali and Nigeria. For our projects in Africa, we are looking to hire an Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Application Deadline in 2 months

Least developed countries are finding out from Viet Nam how fisheries sector opportunities can transform their economies

The opportunity to use fisheries and aquaculture for export diversification is very real and important for LDCs, says UNCTAD’s Africa, LDCs and special programmes director, Paul Akiwumi.

Call for Nominees for the 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Africa

The MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards aim to identify young innovators who can serve to inspire other young people to get involved in maize-based agri-food systems. Part of the vision is to create a global network of young innovators in maize based systems from around the world.
Applications are closed

African Development Bank Group approves $25 million Equity Investment in Fund for Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

ARPF projects will focus on mature technologies including wind, solar PV, small to medium hydro, geothermal and biomass. These would include grid-connected independent power producers (“IPPs”), and decentralized energy projects (commercial & industrial solar, mini-grids and solar home systems companies). The Fund’s strategy is to prioritize projects with a clear timeline to financial close, with emphasis on de-risking early stage greenfield projects.

The African Union Ten Years Aquaculture Action Plan for Africa 2016 - 2025

The prospects for Africa’s aquaculture are enormous. They are defned by the continent’s vast aquatic resources, land mass and climate that are suitable for the production of an array fsh species and essential inputs such as ingredients for feed. Of added advantage, is the fact that most of the world’s important tropical and sub-tropical aquaculture species are native to Africa.
2 months ago

Call for Nominations: 2019 Africa Food Prize

The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.
Application Deadline in 22 days

Call for Expression of Interest for Productive Energy Use action research projects in sub-Saharan Africa

The Powering Opportunities Partnerships (POP) is one of the constituent projects of TEA’s Supporting Clean Energy Partnerships programme. POP aims to demonstrate how the off-grid energy sector can stimulate local jobs and create local economic value in Sub-Saharan Africa, via a challenge fund supporting proposals that demonstrate innovation, partnerships and the potential for scalability and impact.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: Making More Health Accelerator 2019 for Start-ups in Kenya, Ghana,Nigeria

Applicants are invited to apply for the Making More Health Accelerator 2019 that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: 2019 ACCEL Awards for Early-Stage African Start-Ups

The ACCEL Awards is an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate Partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies.
Applications are closed

Intel AI Protects Animals with National Geographic Society, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

TrailGuard AI uses deep neural network algorithms that allow the device to recognize humans and vehicles with a high degree of accuracy. TrailGuard AI builds upon the success of RESOLVE’s first-generation TrailGuard camera deployed in protected reserves that alerts rangers any time it detects motion. With the first-generation camera, rangers receive many photos that they had to manually review to determine if there is a poaching threat or a false-positive triggered by other motion.

Call for applications: 5th Cycle of $100m Entrepreneurship Programme to empowering African entrepreneurs

The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and create at least $10 billion in new business revenue across Africa. Now in its 5th year, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has empowered 4,470 entrepreneurs, using a bespoke and robust selection, training and implementation process to create visible and sustainable impact across all 54 African countries.
Applications are closed

Call for applications: Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2019

Launchpad regional accelerators are tailored specifically to their local markets, and provide access to the best of Google - its people, network, and advanced technologies - helping startups build great products. In addition to our accelerators, Launchpad regional initiatives include exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and trainings.
Applications are closed

Call for projects: Promoting Local Resources of the African Soils

SEED Foundation wants to support projects to maintain diversity of resources terroirs while offering opportunities for transformation and innovation of the agricultural system. This theme meets the challenges of standardization and homogenisation of practices and the loss of diversity of agri-food chains.
Applications are closed

Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.

African Development Bank to raise over US$7 billion from capital markets for investment in African economies in 2019

The African Development Bank continues to build its profile in the capital markets for cost-effective resources to finance projects and programs in Regional Member Countries.

Call for applications: Social innovation and global healthcare to improve health-care access for people, animals and their communities in Kenya, Ghana or Nigeria

The MMH Accelerator is a structured, 11-month business accelerator program offered under the MMH Initiative that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation. Through the MMH Accelerator, participants are provided with tailored access to expertise and capacity building to unlock their next phase of growth.
Applications are closed

Call for applications: African App Launchpad initiative 2019 for young African startups

AAL targets building capacity of ten thousand learners and establishing one hundred startups. AAL works by availing a high-quality, technology-learning online platform through crowd-sourcing top online content developed by prestigious universities and leading companies, and delivered through three leading MOOCs; Coursera, edX, and Udacity.
Application Deadline in 9 months

Promoting a sustainable blue economy to support livelihoods in Kenya

The skin of the fish is more and more recognized for its leather. It has several advantages: it offers a unique natural pattern, it absorbs colors well and finally, it is lighter and more durable than cowhide. Fish-derived products increase the value of catches, offering higher prices to fishers and creating alternative local jobs for the community, especially for women and young people.

Ethiopia launches online investment guide to stimulate FDI

The iGuide provides investors with all they need to know to invest in the country. It also highlights areas for reform in the country’s investment environment and helps the government to understand investor needs.

Desert to Power Initiative for Africa to develop 10 GW of solar energy by 2025

The Initiative aims to develop and provide 10 GW of solar energy by 2025 and supply 250 million people with green electricity including in some of the world’s poorest countries. At least 90 million people will be connected to electricity for the first time, lifting them out of energy poverty.

Call for Nominations: AIDF Africa Innovator Of The Year Award

The aim is to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that have helped drive African progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.
Applications are closed

Mobile money holds key to financial inclusion in Africa, experts say

More than 10% of adults in sub-Saharan Africa have a mobile money account, the highest in the world, and it is spreading to West Africa and beyond.

The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency dedicated to Growth and Development in Africa

Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges.

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

High-level session at UNCTAD's Africa eCommerce Week shows that the continent has the potential to scale e-commerce enterprises - but its new free trade area will be key.

New Initiative to Mitigate Risk for Global Solar Scale-up

The World Bank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) are developing a joint Global Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI), an integrated approach to tackle policy, technical and financial issues associated with scaling up solar energy deployment, especially in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Call for Proposals: Boosting Collective Action for Improved Water Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The main objective of the projects should be to improve the overall health and environment of the target populations through sustainable management and monitoring of water-related pollution by industrial activities.
Applications are closed

Call for applications: L’Afrique Excelle to support technology start-ups operating in Francophone Africa

The program highlights include two one-week residencies – one in Bamako, Mali and another in Paris, France - giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their business network and learn from mentors, peers, and local partners.
Applications are closed

A Review of Commercial Biogas Systems and Lessons for Africa

The review identified the critical barriers to commercial biogas development to be high initial capital costs, weak environmental policies, poor institutional framework, poor infrastructure and a general lack of willpower to implement renewable energy policies and set challenging targets.

Call for projects: The Digital Lab Africa - Innovative project in multimedia production : web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music

The call targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies used, in one of the 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, digital music and animation.
Applications are closed

Africa-Europe Alliance to boost sustainable energy investments in Africa

A new high-level platform initiative brings together key players in the sustainable energy sector from the public and private sectors of both Europe and Africa.

Call for Applications: Al-Sumait Prize 2019 - Food Security in Africa

The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement in the Food Security on the African Continent.
Applications are closed

Rwanda and Alibaba unveil the first Electronic World Trade Platform hub in Africa

Alibaba Group and the government of Rwanda have agreed to multiple bilateral initiatives to promote the African country’s economy through increased cross-border trade, capacity building and tourism.

Call for Research Projects to improve Nutrition interventions in East Africa

ECF will award up to three grants in 2019 in one or more of the following East African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Somalia.
Applications are closed

EU's Call for Proposals: Food Systems Africa

Proposals shall assess and deliver better nutrition performance of African farming systems, strengthening the agro-biodiversity (and integrated aquaculture systems) and food diversity.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia

The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: The Tech Startups Challenge for women inclusion in Africa

To promote entrepreneurial initiatives managed by women and/or men, tackling the challenges of women's inclusion and gender inequalities – whether social, economic, cultural or political – and leveraging digital innovation for their development.
Applications are closed

Contract farming and public–private partnerships in aquaculture. Lessons learned from East African countries

This report presents the lessons learned from a project in four East African countries – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda – focusing on youth and their agribusinesses.

Sustainable agricultural mechanization can redeem Africa from perpetual food insecurity

The framework presents a menu of priority elements to be considered by AUC Member States when developing their own national strategies for sustainable agricultural mechanization.

How Microgrids Can Help Sub-Saharan Africa Achieve Universal Energy Access

Worldwide, an estimated 1.1 billion people still lack access to modern electricity services—and roughly 600 million of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

African Development Bank seeks partnerships to establish Staple Crop Processing Zones across Africa

The Bank’s ongoing initiatives had the objectives of growing income for farmers, stabilizing prices for staple crops, reducing losses and stimulating multiplier effects in local economies. With its Staple Crop Processing Zones and other initiatives, the Bank is demonstrating how this can be done.

Call for Applications: Business ventures in Sub-saharan Africa - Urban community housing solution, Agriculture, Healthcare, Renewable Energy, Water and Education

Vital Capital Fund is a $350 million private equity fund that invests in opportunities which simultaneously enhance the quality of life of communities in rapidly developing nations, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also delivering attractive financial returns for investors.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Call for Applications: The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Fellowship

The purpose of the ABCF fellowship program is to develop capacity for agricultural biosciences research in Africa, to support research for development projects that ultimately contribute towards increasing food and nutritional security and/or food safety in Africa, and to facilitate access to the BecA-ILRI Hub facilities by African researchers (and their partners).
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Call for Applications: Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 for African Start-ups

Ecobank is looking for solutions that improve international trade and eCommerce processes by facilitating KYC and AML requirements. The solutions may reduce document management processes without compromising regulatory requirements, increase ease of payment, provide reduced charges and decrease reliance on FX.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Growing demand in Gum arabic means new opportunities for African producers

The transformation of gum arabic production into more income-generating activities has the potential to not only promote economic development through higher incomes, but also to secure rural livelihoods, empower vulnerable groups, including women, and promote synergies with natural resource management and climate change mitigation.
a year ago

Proparco and FMO finance the production of green energy from Sugar residue in Uganda

Proparco has arranged a €40 million financing to SCOUL, Uganda’s third largest sugar manufacturing company, to finance a new 26MW cogeneration power plant. This new power plant will allow the company to produce green electricity at a competitive price to meet its own needs and to be sold to the national grid.
a year ago

Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa

Renewable energy auctions have emerged as an important mechanism to drive the adoption of renewable sources for power generation. Like in other regions, auctions can help countries across sub-Saharan Africa achieve record-low prices for solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.
a year ago

Anglophone West Africa’s brightening economic prospects

The economic forecast for Anglophone West Africa is looking brighter according to analysis by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published Anglophone West Africa section of its flagship financial website, Africa FICC. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is at last moving out of recession, Ghana’s growth continues to be strong, and the region’s smaller countries are picking up as they shake off the lingering effects of the Ebola outbreak in 2013-16.
a year ago

AfDB’s Trade Finance Operation signs US $100-million soft commodity finance facility agreement with the Export Trading Group

The African Development Bank has signed a loan agreement for a soft commodity finance facility (SCFF) with the Export Trading Group (ETC). This Facility is innovatively structured as two successive loans of US $100 million, each with a tenor of up to 2 years, thus signifying the African Development Bank’s strong commitment to the promotion of agriculture in Africa.
a year ago

Call for applications: The Innovate for Life Fund 2018 for African Health Entrepreneurs

The Innovate for Life Fund aims to invest in African health entrepreneurs to accelerate home-grown health solutions for the African market. We offer African health sector-specific support: knowledge, network and access to funding. This is combined with business coaching by an experienced fund management organization.
Applications are closed
a year ago

The African Development Bank is leading a call to action on Africa’s agro-industrialization in the cocoa value chain

Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according to experts. There is huge opportunity for Africa, the largest producer of cocoa in the world, to rake in economic value that the global market offers.
a year ago

Africa’s premier investment marketplace to accelerate continent’s economic transformation

The Bank is providing collaborative leadership for a new 100% transactional initiative, the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), which provides Africa’s best opportunity so far to encourage accelerated economic transformation. The African Development Bank is working with the world’s leading financial institutions to de-risk investment through the platform and make it a springboard for Africa’s economic transformation.
a year ago

Access Power launches 2018 edition of the $7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition powering Africa & Asia

ACF 2018 aims to further build on the success of the previous three years where a total of 234 projects have been considered for the prize with several winning projects now benefiting from the mix of funding and technical expertise provided by Access Power.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call For Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges

The Call for Application has been launched across Africa for Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges and we are seeking innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Expressions of Interest: Cost-sharing initiative for the set-up of Unmanned Aerial Systems services for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

CTA, in partnership with Parrot, a global leader in the professional UAV industry, has decided to support an increase in the number of UAS operators and countries covered across Africa.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: The 2018 African Entrepreneurship Award

This year, the African Entrepreneurship Award will fund $1 million USD to African entrepreneurs with scalable and sustainable businesses in 2 new categories: Sports and Innovation.
Applications are closed
a year ago

FAO launches mobile application to support fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa

FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it.
a year ago

Inclusive Climate-Smart Finance (in Africa) – Reaching those most in need

Addressing the climate challenge rests inter alia on the availability of adequate and sustainable climate-smart finance, along with properly designed mechanisms for its smooth provision.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Microsoft AI Residency Program 2018 - Learn new Artificial Intelligence skills and improve people’s lives with intelligent technology

You will gain skills and hands-on experience working on practical AI and machine learning problems that help tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying AI and machine learning.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: Africa Food Price 2018 for Innovation in African Agriculture

The search is on for the winner of the 2018 Africa Food Prize - the preeminent award that recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions that are leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Kenya’s HydroIQ wins « Startup of the year Africa 2018 »

Founded by Brian Bosire & Victor Shikoli, HydroIQ is a virtual Water Network Operator. It brings intelligence in water distribution by preventing leakages on the network and automatic (mobile) billing a payment.
a year ago

Science, technology and innovation policies must be inclusive, with women and girls at the centre

The African Development Bank uses a multi-pronged approach to support girl’s education especially in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Between 2005-2017, the Bank approved US $2 billion to support more than 70 education projects for Africa. US $ 52 million in support to technical vocational education, training, and teacher education in Tanzania is helping reduce gender imbalance in science and technology related programs where female participation was only 11-19%.
a year ago

Call for Proposals: The 2018 Africa Energy Innovation Competition

Across Africa, the main energy challenge is to rapidly deliver modern energy services to millions of households and businesses using sustainable and affordable energy technologies. This competition challenges early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries to develop a prototype model of a key device/equipment for a social energy enterprise or energy management system using local resources.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Sub-Saharan Africa Call for Applications: Innovative project in Web Creation, Virtual Reality, Video Game, Animation and Digital Music

The Digital Lab Africa call for projects targets artists, producers, designers, startups, students in the media and creative industries. The call is open to any individual from Sub-Saharan African region having an innovative project in 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of 50 million euros devoted to start-ups in Africa

With Orange Digital Ventures Africa, the Group is acquiring an investment vehicle dedicated to innovative early stage African projects in the fields of new connectivity, fintech, the Internet of Things, energy and e-health. The objective is to target start-ups offering answers to the fundamental challenges of Africa while leveraging the operator's strengths on the continent.
a year ago

Africa Call for applications: High-level training program « LeAD Campus »

The goal of LeAD Campus is to identify the current and future leaders of Africa, develop their skills and projects so to help them contribute to a sustainable and inclusive growth across the continent. The LeAD Campus programme equips high-potential Africans with the skills to develop their leadership, their vision and their business.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: Africa's Entrepreneurship Development Programme

1,000 entrepreneurs will be selected based on the viability of their idea, including: market opportunity; financial understanding; scalability; leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Bioenergy from degraded land in Africa

This study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) presents a methodology to estimate the sustainable energy potential from land restoration in line with the Bonn Challenge, particularly as it relates to African countries.
a year ago

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa improves waste-to-energy electricity in Kenya with US $1 million grant

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a grant of US $ 995,000 to Asticom Kenya Ltd., to support the construction of a 10 megawatt (MW) grid-connected municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plant.
a year ago

Africa's Coffee Sector: Status, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth

Among the commodities for which Africa seems to possess a clear comparative advantage, coffee is a principal one. Currently, 25 African countries grow coffee.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Startup of the Year Africa 2018

Startup of the Year Award is an international innovative competition created by Bonjour idée with the support of 70 partners (major business groups, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitiveness clusters, influential blogs). While shedding light on disruptive startups, this contest is meant to add value to the partners’ actions at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and startups, and put them in contact with innovative startups.
Applications are closed
a year ago

African Development Bank launches Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs

The Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative aims to create 25 million jobs and benefit 50 million youth over the next 10 years by equipping them with the right skills to get decent and meaningful jobs. It is currently the largest effort going on for youth employment in Africa today. The advisory group, inaugurated on the sidelines of the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum in Abidjan on Monday, November 27, will work with the Bank to create jobs for Africa’s youth.
a year ago

European Union will mobilise €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa and the Neighbourhood countries

The European Commission has defined concrete areas of investments for its External Investment Plan. The new plan will mobilise €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries.
a year ago

Access Power and FMO launch second edition of Solar ‘Shark Tank’ Competition for Innovative Solar Projects

In order to be considered for the grant, the proposed projects must be located in Asia, Africa or Latin America and be based on solar PV technology. They should also meet the capacity criterion of 10MW or more, and be at an advanced stage of development (preliminary feasibility studies should have been completed).
Applications are closed
a year ago

Secure, Trusted Internet Critical to Advancing African Economy

The report outlines what needs to be done for Africa to take full advantage of the digital opportunity offered by the Internet. It highlights local successes as well as broader challenges, offering recommendations for policymakers in Africa to adopt.
a year ago

Launch of Africa NDC Hub, African Platform to help 54 African countries on Climate-related Projects

This platform should be a catalyst for concessional funding for climate-related projects in Africa which will, in turn, help raise private finance. This is a most timely initiative, bearing in mind that, US$ 4 billion will be required to implement the NDCs, according to recent studies.
a year ago

Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa with the launch of RLSF, an innovative liquidity facility managed by ATI

KfW will provide funding of up to 32.9 million EUR to the facility, which aims to enable small-and mid-scale renewable energy projects in Africa to reach financial close by addressing liquidity requirements that lenders frequently require in order to fund such projects.
a year ago

African Governments and Off-Grid Energy Industry take steps to accelerate progress towards Universal Energy Access

Driven by technological advances and innovative business models, the off-grid solar sector has already improved energy access for at least 120 million people globally.
a year ago

Biofuel potential in Sub-Saharan Africa: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues

Agricultural yields could be improved through extension services to spread modern farming techniques and agro-forestry approaches, with a view to cultivating a mix of high-yielding food and fuel crops.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Google Launchpad Acceleration Program 2018 for African Startups

Within Africa, Launchpad Accelerator is currently working with startups from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda.
Applications are closed
a year ago

20 Top African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Digital Acceleration Program

Selected from a pool of over 900 applicants, these start-ups specialize in digital solutions for the African market, including fin-tech, transportation, health care, education, human resources, and B2B. All companies provide a digital product or service currently available in one or more African markets and show potential to scale across the region.
a year ago

AfDB partners with Purdue University to make Technologies available to African Farmers

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Purdue University in the United States have agreed to work together to make technologies available to millions of farmers in Africa.
a year ago

Plantations, Outgrowers and Commercial Farming in Africa: Agricultural Commercialisation and Implications for Agrarian change

We examined cases of three models of agricultural commercialisation, characterised by different sets of institutional arrangements that link land, labour and capital. The three models are: plantations or estates with on-farm processing; contract farming and outgrower schemes; and medium-scale commercial farming areas.
a year ago

AfDB’s Agricultural Transformation Strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of Additional Food Production

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative, a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need to scaling up proven technologies across Africa.
a year ago

Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, to set up fund for Young Farmers, Agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

Under President Adesina’s leadership, the AfDB is accelerating agricultural development through its Feed Africa Strategy with planned investment of US $24 billion over the next 10 years.
a year ago

African Multinationals join forces within the AfroChampions Club to foster Africa’s Growth and Development

The AfroChampions Initiative has just taken a new step with the official creation of the AfroChampions Club, a new platform to mobilise African multinationals to accelerate the economic integration of the continent.
a year ago

Creative Industries: Development Processes Under Contemporary Conditions of Globalization

The paper presents a comparative analysis of theories and theoretical approaches intended for the sector of creative industries and its development as well as defines regularities and specificities characteristic of the development of creative industries.
a year ago

Africa's Rapid Urbanization can drive Industrialization, says new UN report

A United Nations report out Thursday makes concrete recommendations on how the right African policy framework can harness the continent's rapid urban transition to drive industrial development.
a year ago

AfDB launches Pilot Programme to Cultivate the Savannah in eight African countries

The initiative will start by bringing approximately two million hectares of savannah in eight African countries, Ghana, Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, and Mozambique, under the cultivation of maize, soybean, and livestock production in optimum conditions.
a year ago

Africa holds the key for feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture

Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards “Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems”

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems” thereby inviting submissions to reward the best home-grown innovations on the continent. The annual Award seeks to celebrate outstanding breakthroughs that deliver practical, and commercially viable African solutions that are innovative and sustainable.
Applications are closed
a year ago

African Development Bank releases second Trade Finance in Africa survey report, “Overcoming Challenges”

The African Development Bank has so far supported more than US $5 billion of trade involving 90 banks in 25 African countries. The key sectors supported are agriculture (22%) and manufacturing (25%). Intra-African trade represented at least 20% of total trade supported.
a year ago

Launching of the new edition of Digital Africa, an Innovation Competition to take up the challenge of Digital Transition in Africa

Digital revolution is transforming the African continent. It’s an innovative catalyst that revolutionizes economies and societies. Ecology, energy, culture, education, artistic creation, governance, media: digital technology has a transversal and multiplying impact in all those key sectors.
a year ago

Reliability benefit of Smart Grid Technologies: A case for South Africa

The smart grid technologies were then introduced into the system and their impact on distribution reliability was determined. These different cases were also compared to the alternative of replacing the aged and worn out infrastructure with new infrastructure.
a year ago

Changes in Technology and Trade Disrupting Manufacturing-Led Development

Smart automation, advanced robotics, 3-D printing and other advances being incorporated by global manufacturers of cars, electronics, apparel, consumer and other goods are shifting how countries and firms compete for production.
2 years ago

IBM and MTN used IoT to predict threats and combat the poaching of Endangered Rhinos

Through the platform, the solution collects animal location information, movement, direction and average speed of travel, along with other data. The data is used by Wageningen University to create approximately 20 rule-based patterns based on the animals’ response to threats. As a result, animals such as zebra will act as sentinels with their response patterns becoming an early warning system to protect the rhinos.
2 years ago

AfDB advocates Strategies to Deepen Industrialization of Cassava

Cassava crop could enable African countries such as Nigeria to substitute imports worth US $680 million, an amount that is currently spent on the purchase of industrial ethanol and products used in the manufacture of spirits, beer and industrial sweeteners.
2 years ago

The future African workplace: The Use of Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing

This study provides valuable background on the international status of Cobot implementation and the possible impact on the African workforce. The study highlights the importance of building employee trust, providing the relevant training and addressing the fear of retrenchment among employees.
2 years ago

The Future of Africa depends on Agriculture

Economic diversification and lasting wealth creation begins with a vibrant agriculture sector. Between $30 and $40 billion a year over the next ten years is needed to transform African agriculture and create the vibrancy. It’s a lot of money, but it is available, even within Africa, if the projects are good enough.
2 years ago

AfDB to invest US$24 billion in Africa's Agricultural Development in the next 10 years

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest US $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme, a strategy for agricultural development in Africa.
2 years ago

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility proposes Regional Information Hub to Stimulate Investment in Africa

While Africa has huge potential particularly in the infrastructure sector, bankable investment opportunities in Africa must be unlocked. There has been much talk about Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension and Insurance Funds, and other institutional investors investing in infrastructure in Africa, but this has not happened to the scale envisaged. These institutional investors have not been guided towards the right types of projects tailored to their specific profiles and financing needs and given the massive resources in these institutions.
2 years ago

Alibaba founder Jack Ma announced the creation of a US$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs

UNCTAD is working with Mr. Ma to explore opportunities with African businesses to participate in global trade, as well as to raise awareness of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the international community in 2015.
2 years ago

Blockchain based GAEX platform looks to revolutionize African agricultural industry

The Global Agricultural Exchange or GAEX Pronounced guy-ex, is a startup innovative commodity trading platform that looks to harness the power of Blockchain technology. Working out of Abidjan and New York City, the fintech platform will focus on providing liquidity to farmers and to commodity buyers around the globe by providing an easy, transparent, digital solution to transact.
2 years ago

Scaling Innovation at the Energy-Agriculture Nexus in East Africa: A Sectoral Business Condition Brief

Eco-enterprises develop and adopt diverse low-cost solutions such as solar pumping, heating, drying, cooling and chilling, biogas production and biomass powered milling, pressing and grinding for smallholder farmers and Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) to power their agriculture, or generate clean energy.
2 years ago

Fifteen Eco-friendly African Start-ups receive prestigious SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards

The SEED awards are part of a global programme that recognizes innovative, environmentally friendly start-ups in developing countries, and helps them grow their businesses and lead by example.
2 years ago

Sub-Saharan Africa to Surpass Half a Billion Mobile Subscribers by End of Decade, Finds New GSMA Study

Mobile technologies and services generated $110 billion of economic value in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016, equivalent to 7.7 per cent of regional GDP3 – a figure expected to grow to $142 billion (8.6 per cent of GDP) by 2020. The mobile ecosystem also directly and indirectly supported approximately 3.5 million jobs in the region last year, and made a $13 billion contribution to the public sector in the form of taxation.
2 years ago

The Political Economy of State-led Energy Transformations: Lessons from Solar PV in Kenya and China

Within the socio-technical transitions literature, there has been increased interest in “the state” as the primary actor with the responsibility, authority and capacity to address these issues. But understanding the role of the state in energy transformations requires an appreciation of context: what is possible given enormous differences in capacity and resources, autonomy and uneven access to different energy sources and technologies.
2 years ago

New Atlas shows Energy Potential of Africa and Opportunities for Investment to meet Africa’s Energy needs

Current energy production in Africa is insufficient to meet demand. About a third of the total African population still lacks access to electricity and 53 per cent of the population depends on biomass for cooking, space heating and drying. A kettle boiled twice by a family in the United Kingdom uses five times as much electricity as a Malian uses in a year.
2 years ago

Fostering Development (in Africa) Through Trade Finance

Africa accounts for just 3 per cent of global trade and has a lower proportion of intra-regional trade than any other part of the world. The continent remains overly dependent on the export of raw materials, so that growth levels fluctuate in line with international commodity prices.
2 years ago

Solar PV Poised to Boom in Africa Thanks to Declining Costs

Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets, estimates that installed costs for power generated by utility-scale solar PV projects in Africa have decreased as much as 61 per cent since 2012. Today, installed costs for these projects are as low as USD 1.30 per watt in Africa, compared to the global average of USD 1.80 per watt.
2 years ago

Supporting #DigitalAfrica brings rewards for European and African business alike, says major conference ahead of G20 designed to spur investment and create jobs in Africa

The aim is to support development by fostering innovation, tech entrepreneurship and the expansion of the digital economy in Africa through well targeted investment and practical support on the ground. Investors, start ups, small businesses and major companies in Europe and Africa will join the discussion to help pinpoint ways, projects and initiatives to encourage future investment.
2 years ago

New World Bank Group Facility to Enable more than $1 billion for Women Entrepreneurship

The World Bank Group today announced the creation of an innovative new facility that aims to enable more than $1 billion to advance women’s entrepreneurship and help women in developing countries gain increased access to the finance, markets, and networks necessary to start and grow a business.
2 years ago

G20, African countries explore Opportunities to Increase Investments in Africa at Berlin conference

In cooperation with international organisations and bilateral partners, the participating African countries will develop tailor-made measures and instruments designed to make them more attractive to investors. Five countries have already committed to join: Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Rwanda. They are now being joined by Ghana and Ethiopia.
2 years ago

German Government unveils Marshall Plan for Africa with Focus on Entrepreneurship, Private Sector, Renewable Energy and Green Growth

The blueprint proposes a "new level" of equal cooperation between Africa and western countries in areas such as education, trade, business development and energy. It also calls for better and more equitable market access for African exports, an end to illicit financial flows from Africa and tax evasion by multinational companies.
2 years ago

Postharvest management of fruits and vegetable: A potential for reducing poverty, hidden hunger and malnutrition in sub-Sahara Africa

Postharvest technologies such as controlled ripening, edible coating, temperature management, and chemical treatment methods are potential tools to reduce FV postharvest losses, increase food and nutritional security and alleviate poverty in SSA.
2 years ago

DFS Lab Announces Investment in African Fintech Startups

Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab) today announced it would invest $250,000 in four separate fintech startups that are building products that help low-income consumers in developing markets. Inclusive (based in Ghana), Pula (based in Kenya), Pezesha, (based in Kenya), and Teller, (based in the United States), were each selected for financing after presenting their products at DFS Lab's Fintech BootCamp in Sri Lanka earlier this year. DFS Lab, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to identify promising entrepreneurs and invest in companies that focus on consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
2 years ago

FDI inflows to Africa could return to a growth path in 2016, increasing by an average of 6 percent to $55–60 billion

MNEs are indeed showing great interest in the African auto industry, with announced greenfield capital expenditure into the industry amounting to $3.1 billion in 2015. Investment into Africa’s auto industry is driven by industrial policies in countries such as Morocco, growing urban consumer markets, improved infrastructure, and favourable trade agreements.
2 years ago

South Korea scales up its financial assistance for Africa’s Economic Transformation with a Grant of USD 18 million

Having transformed its economy through policy reforms in industrialization, Korea will strengthen Africa’s ICT capacities through training and skills transfer, and will support regulatory framework development to woo private sector participation so as to enhance manufacturing and industrialization in Africa.
2 years ago

African Governments commit to Investing in Green Innovation to boost Continent's Development

African ministers agreed to promote circular economy, green economy, blue economy and industrial symbiosis strategies in their countries, and to upscale and replicate the circular economy and green business development policies and programmes to enable the growth of sustainable entrepreneurship as a key driver of Africa’s economic transformation agenda.
2 years ago

New UN report encourages African countries to harness Growing Tourism Sector

African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent, the United Nations said in a new report released today, noting that tourism demand there is increasingly driven by Africans themselves.
2 years ago

AfDB and Sasakawa Africa Association sign MOU to boost Agriculture and Agribusiness in Africa

Already the Bank is rolling out its ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business Led Employment) Youth initiative, in partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). The program seeks to bolster youth entrepreneurship in agriculture and agri-business. The initiative will see the Bank train the next generation of agriculture entrepreneurs, also referred to as 'agripreneurs' in several countries, and provide them with seed money through banks to finance their business plans.
3 years ago

Feasibility Assessment of Converting Sugar Mills to Bioenergy Production in Africa

In this work, we use simulations to explore the impact of ethanol and electricity production in an existing sugar mill in Mozambique. In spite of the large amounts of energy obtained from ambitious scenarios, such as Ethanol-2 and Ethanol/EE, molasses-based ethanol (Ethanol-1 scenario) seems more attractive in economical and infrastructural terms.
4 months ago

Accelerating access to Electricity in Africa with Off-Grid Solar

This report considers the full range of solar devices, using terms such as ‘solar household solutions’ or ‘solar off-grid options’, except where it specifically refers to solar lanterns or larger solar home systems (SHS). The availability of information about the market for different categories of product is uneven, and the studies reviewed focus on the market for quality-certified products.
3 years ago

SEFA grants US$ 1 million to a 20MW Off-Grid Rooftop Solar project in Zimbabwe

The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$ 965,000 grant to Oxygen Energy Private Limited to support the preparation of a bankable business case for the development of a 20MW off-grid solar PV rooftop project on buildings owned and managed by Old Mutual Property Group Zimbabwe countrywide.
2 years ago