iSpace Lights Up Ghana’s Tech Scene

Since it was founded in 2013, iSpace has grown to become a leading space for innovators, tech entrepreneurs, designers, developers, geeks and technology lovers in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. iSpace provides an opportunity for tech enthusiasts in Ghana to come together in a shared facility and work together. In addition, local innovators get support developing their [&hellip

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Hivos Exposes Media to SE4All

Hivos Southern Africa Hub in partnership with Practical Action, Oxfam, ZERO and Zimbabwe Energy Council (ZEC) recently conducted a tour of mini hydro projects in Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands region aimed at exposing media professionals to the benefits of sustainable energy especially to marginalized communities. The projects are being implemented within the scope of the UN’s [&hellip

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Green Pioneers Showcase Ideas to Investors

A total of 12 South African green entrepreneurs recently completed the Green Pioneer Acceleration Programme (GPA). Eleven of the entrepreneurs pitched their businesses and investment needs to an audience of over 40 potential investors at a Venture Forum held in Cape Town, South Africa. The GPA was designed as a comprehensive business accelerator to support [&hellip

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mHub Fosters Tech Innovation in Malawi

Inside the 236 square metre open space on the first floor of a three storey building in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city, approximately 15 people are hunkered down behind computers with fingers tapping frantically at keyboards. Of the fifteen people in the open floor plan space, only three are women. Two of them, Towera Moyo and and Daniel [&hellip

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Innovation Prize for Africa Kicks Off in Morocco

The fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) hosted by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) kicked off today with thw launch of the ideas marketplace in Morocco, a country fast trending as an innovation hub in Africa. The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is partnering with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy [&hellip

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Hivos Staff in PM WoW Training

Hivos Southern Africa Hub held a training workshop for its staff on the project management way of working (PM WoW). The training aimed to equip staff with knowledge, skills and tools to enhance their work in relation to Hivos’ new strategy. The three day programme returned to the basics of project management and offered opportunities for practical [&hellip

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Malawi’s Opens First Tech Hub

Malawi has officially joined the tech hub movement spreading like wildfire across the African continent by opening its first technology hub, aptly named mHub. Based in Lilongwe, the country’s capital city, the hub seeks to support technology start-ups through training, skills development and mentorship. “The mHub’s key target group are the youths. The hub intends to [&hellip

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Top Musician, Salif Keita, to Star at HIFA

Top African afro-pop singer-songwriter, Salif Keita, will be the star performer at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), Zimbabwe’s premier arts festival. The 2015 arts showcase will run from April 28 to May 3 under the theme: “Articulate.” According to a statement by HIFA, the Festival in 2015 is an opportunity for artists [&hellip

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Power of Gender in Zimbabwe’s Energy Projects

A training workshop held recently by Hivos Southern Africa Hub in partnership with SNV, the Ministry of Energy and Power Development and the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development highlighted the need to prioritise gender-related issues in projects that seek to address energy poverty in Zimbabwe. The Hivos Southern Africa Hub is currently working [&hellip

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Hivos in ACP-EU Energy Project

A consortium of non-governmental organisations, including Hivos Southern Africa, has been selected by the European Union (EU) to establish mini grid energy systems in two rural areas of Malawi and Zimbabwe. The three year pilot project aims to provide access to energy services to marginalized communities in the two countries. It is also being implemented within the [&hellip

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