Energy in Kenya: Potential for Renewables (Part 1)

Originally posted on the Invested Development blog by the ID team Kenya’s National Energy Policy is designed “to facilitate provision of clean, sustainable, affordable, reliable and secure energy services at least cost while protecting the environment.” The efforts come alongside a critical time for Kenya – economic growth and energy demand are higher than ever. […]

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Clean/Green Technology in Africa: Setting the Stage

I have to begin by admitting my own ignorance of the clean energy and green tech sectors particularly as far as Africa is concerned. However, it would appear that there are great opportunities for Africa and African startups to venture into the areas of cleantech/ greentech. In fact, consider this as setting the stage for […]

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Disruptive Innovation in the African Tech Context

What is it really to disrupt, or what is a disruptive innovation? And to put it in the African context, what does ‘disruption’ mean for the continent and what are the opportunities to disrupt? A dictionary definition of the term ‘disrupt‘ is: to throw into turmoil or disorder to interrupt the progress of (a movement, […]

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Africa 2.0 an Event Worth Attending

We’ve just learned about a pretty interesting event, Africa 2.0, from Loy Okezie’s blog. The event is being put together by the MIT Sloan Africa Business Club: MIT Sloan Africa Business Club presents it’s inaugural conference “Africa 2.0: Achieving Growth Through Innovation”. In 2010, top African markets experienced a remarkable level of investment capital flow […]

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Futures of Technology in Africa

We recently announced a new section of Afrinnovator.com for Book Reviews. For our first review, we’ll be looking at a book that was put together following a research on the ‘Futures of Technology in Africa’ done by Jasper Grosskurth a futurist and researcher with the STT Netherlands Study Center for Technology Trends Jasper travelled widely across sub-saharan […]

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AfrinCast Episode #7:Future of Africa

We had an impromptu discussion about innovation, creativity, technology and the future of Africa with 3 great minds recently. Jasper Grosskurth: Is from Germany and lives in the Netherlands. He has spent the last few years doing future studies on Africa for http://www.stt.nl/. Basically, he travels around Africa observing the current trends in technology, energy etc and […]

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