The event which was held at the Balmoral Convention Center, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, drew a full house of investors, mentors, senior operators, and ecosystem leaders in African tech highlighting the bullish and positive outlook that stakeholders have for the innovation, talent and opportunities abound in the African market.
Meeting last week in Abuja and Lagos for the 2023 Energy Transition Forum, Nigeria’s leading energy experts have outlined the country’s roadmap to decarbonisation, and discussed what it will take to deliver universal access to clean energy for Nigerian households and businesses.
The announcements were recently made at the GSA Africa Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Joined by Her Excellency Muferihat Kamil, Ethiopia’s Minister of Labour and Skills and His Excellency Dr Belete Molla Getahun, Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation and Technology, the summit’s grand finale at Addis Ababa’s Friendship Park has proved a significant event. The GSA Africa awards began in 2021, a journey that has led to over 15,000 African innovators nominated from 54 countries, the support of 300 jury members, ambassadors, and hundreds of innovation hubs across the continent.
The pan-African Investing in Innovation (i3 program) is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and sponsored by Cencora (formerly AmerisourceBergen), Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Microsoft and Chemonics to invest in Africa’s most promising early to growth-stage start-ups in health care supply chains. The second cohort comprises 29 startups chosen from 10 African countries. […]
In its Centenary year, the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration has set servicing African commercial disputes as one of its top strategic priorities. Speaking as the 7th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration prepares to kick off in Lagos at the end of this month, (31 May to 2 June), ICC Court President Claudia Salomon […]
Wale Yusuff, the Managing Director of Wärtsilä in Nigeria, explains how businesses operating in energy-intensive industries like cement or steel are investing in flexible engine technologies to secure reliable and efficient power while also setting the perfect stage to make good on their decarbonisation objectives. Nigeria is a major industrial hub. It is home to […]
MultiChoice shortlists 11 start-ups to pitch for international funding and take their small businesses to the next level At a time when unemployment challenges and economic instability are high, small and medium-sized businesses (SMMEs) are proving to be the engines of economic growth and job creation throughout the African continent. In recognition of the critical […]
Leading Cleantech company becomes Africa’s first solar company to provide quality energy access for Africans. PAM Africa, a renewable energy company that provides quality energy access through Solar PV, Grids, Batteries, and Innovation, has today announced the launch of their Net-Zero Villages – a groundbreaking approach that consists of a community that is designed with […]
Nigeria: What next for West Africa’s powerhouse? With elections approaching, change is afoot in Nigeria. Keen to pursue new opportunities and drive the country forward, what does the future hold for one of Africa’s largest economies? Following her recent visits to the country, Marie El-Hawat, Associate Director, Anglophone Africa at British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB) […]
By Justin Floyd, CEO of open commerce platform, Redcloud Cash is a uniquely expensive and inconvenient way to do business. However, shifting to a world of cashless payments is easier said than done, as many policymakers have discovered to their cost. The Nigerian Government is taking unprecedented steps to reduce the economic reliance on cash and […]
The adoption of blockchain technology has gained traction in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana – resulting in more efficient and lower-cost cross-border payments to facilitate African businesses conducting trade abroad1. This shift can be attributed to an increase in global ratification of the technology where approximately 44% of the top 100 public companies2, including […]
The seventh edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) will run from 13-17 February at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos. The event will offer a host of B2B networking and partnership opportunities to drive regional collaborations through a week-long programme of activities. The conference will be hosted by the Petroleum […]
500,000 Lagosians set to benefit as Nigerian startup becomes first local company to unify rail, bus and ferry via contactless cards Touch and Pay Technologies [TAP], a Nigerian fintech company and leading processor of micro-transactions in Africa, announced today that for the first time, rail passengers across Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, can access the newly launched […]
More than 600 million African people go without access to electricity, and more than 900 million are without safe cooking facilities. At the COP27 climate summit now happening in Egypt, Power Up – a new campaign with over 45 member organisations, is amplifying marginalised African voices in pursuit of funding for green affordable energy, particularly for frontline organisations powering […]
The future of Nigeria’s natural gas industry looks promising, despite current production levels and limited infrastructure, according to a new report from African investment research agency Hawilti. While European markets are currently the main consumers of Nigerian gas, Hawilti’s report highlights the potential for growth in the domestic market. With demand expected to rise, investing […]
Across the continent, countries in Africa are gearing up for the energy transition by implementing policy and legislative frameworks that take into account the energy crisis and the need for a renewable, decarbonized, decentralized energy supply that addresses climate change and the commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change […]