A new way to equip Africa's science labs: get students to build their own

How does one train science students without equipment? As a sociologist of science specialising in African countries, this is a question I get asked with sad regularity...

By Louise Bezuidenhout 6 Aug 2018

This is the starting point for African smart cities

With over half the world's population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it's safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever...

By Byron Clatterbuck 4 Jul 2018

How this unfunded ed-tech startup quietly conquered Nigeria

The ed-tech space across Africa is one of great potential, and we regularly hear about innovative startups building solutions tackling educational issues across a variety of countries on the continent...

By Tom Jackson 4 May 2018

Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Apr 2018

'Moving Rwanda' digital mobility concept kicks off

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) kicked off the 'Moving Rwanda' digital mobility concept in Kigali together with key players from the private sector...

7 Mar 2018

First seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE) - registrations open

There are only 200 spaces available at an exclusive not-to-be missed event with the internationally acclaimed US authors of Neuroteach: Brain science and the future of education...

Issued by ITSI 22 Feb 2018

Donor nations offer $2.3bn for third world education

Donor nations announced on Saturday, 3 February, $2.3bn in funding to support education in developing countries, following an international meeting in the Senegalese capital Dakar...

5 Feb 2018

Nationwide innovation competition launches in Ethiopia

A nationwide innovation competition, Solve IT!, has been launched by the US Embassy in Addis Ababa to promote STEM, entrepreneurship, and encourage a new generation of young Ethiopians to solve problems in their communities using technology...

29 Jan 2018

Next Einstein Forum survey to measure gender gap in African STEM education

The Next Einstein Forum has launched a survey that hopes to measure the existing gender gap in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education and research in Africa...

26 Jan 2018

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

Samsung empowers Ghanaian girls with ICT skills

Samsung is growing young girls' capacity in ICT skills in Accra, Ghana through its annual employee volunteer programme...

5 Oct 2017

Private schools gain a foothold in Africa

Experts wary over corporate takeover of education in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Lisa Vives 19 Sep 2017

Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week (ACW), which started in 2015 to equip parents, teachers and educators with the coding skills and teaching materials they need to train children and youth in their immediate communities, arrived back in Ghana this week...

11 Aug 2017

Airbus Little Engineers initiative comes to Africa

The Airbus Foundation has launched Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme in Africa, aiming to reach at least 3,000 learners. Initial workshops will be held together with local stakeholders in Kenya and Nigeria later this year...

7 Aug 2017

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