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Fred Swaniker and the leaders of tomorrow’s Africa

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Revolutionise a continent's economy starting from its education system

David Risher President and co-founder Worldreader.org

David Risher: mind in California, heart in Africa

May 29, 2014 in Economy

I've already talked about technologies for literacy in Africa, with the virtual libraries of the project Librii. Today I am back on the topic thanks to David Risher, an extraordinary person I had the pleasure of meeting at the time of the Harvard Business School, which we were both attending.

William Kamkwamba’s windmills - Alessandro Benetton blog

William Kamkwamba’s windmills

May 20, 2014 in Economy

When we speak of Africa there are often things we take for granted, consider absolutely normal. We are reminded of this by the story of a fourteen-year-old by the name of William Kamkwamba

Librii: philanthropy and enterprise, living side by side in Africa - Alessandro Benetton blog

Librii: philanthropy and enterprise, living side by side in Africa

January 16, 2014 in Economy

To date, only 1% of Africa's population has access to broadband. However, there are projects afoot that are attempting to change this situation.

If "emerging" countries become creative - Alessandro Benetton blog

If “emerging” countries become creative

January 14, 2014 in Economy

Say Africa (and more generally, developing countries) and you think of raw materials and low cost products. Or, alternatively, sunsets, unspoiled nature and picturesque landscapes.

Africa loves women: chapter two - Alessandro Benetton blog

Africa loves women: chapter two

November 11, 2013 in Economy

Good news from Africa. Aminata Touré has been the new prime minister of Senegal for a few weeks

Silicon Savannah: the technological district of the future is in Africa

Silicon Savannah: the technological district of the future is in Africa

June 26, 2013 in Economy

Silicon Savannah seems almost an oxymoron: it embodies both the most advanced place in the world and that least touched by man and progress.

 
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