20 Quotes on Business, Leadership & Social Innovation from #AcumenEAF12

We recently covered Acumen Fund’s East Africa Fellows Innovation Conference through our live blog. The innovation conference, which focused on social entrepreneurship and the need for new leadership, captured the zeitgeist of the current dialogue around development in East Africa. The event brought some of the most renowned minds in the space together at the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi, […]

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Agricultural Innovation and other sectors in Africa require a Systems Thinking Approach

I remember starting my first job after University working in military and commercial flight testing at QinetiQ (formerly the British’s Defense Evaluation Research Agency), I spent 10 weeks in an introductory program and almost a year in a rotational program in 3 different roles before I became a systems engineer, a multidisciplinary job. The first […]

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Three lessons for innovators & techpreneurs: Learning from Ushahidi's history

The Ushahidi crowdsourcing platform recently secured an additional $1.9 million round of funding from the Omidyar Network spanning 3 years. Ushahidi has definitely grown from strength to strength since 2008 when it was created and first deployed, really as a hack creating a quick solution to an evident problem at the time. The solution happened to work well and […]

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