EsVendo is using tech to increase the uptake of disposable sanitary pads to reach more women and girls

In many parts of Africa, millions of girls and women suffer significant inconvenience during their monthly menstrual cycle. Often girls are unable to go to school for days at a time, which... Read more »

Apply for the £25,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation Awards for 2018

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is looking for talented sub-Saharan African engineers, from all disciplines, to develop local solutions to challenges in their communities... Read more »

South Africa’s EmptyTrips, an ‘Uber’ for cargo aims to go global to tackle the $8.1 trillion+ logistics industry

South Africa’s  EmptyTrips, an open marketplace paired with smart algorithms to match demand and supply of cargo transport is using smart-mapped spaces to reduce wastage on moving vehicles to offer cost-savings and... Read more »

Senegalese-British Technologist Mariéme Jamme joins Web Foundation Board of Directors

 Senegalese-born British Mariéme Jamme has been appointed member of the Board of Directors at the Web Foundation in a move expected to help guide the Web Foundation’s fight for digital equality in... Read more »

She Leads Africa partners Work in Progress! Alliance to unveil its 2017 accelerator for women-run businesses

She Leads Africa, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting young African women entrepreneurs, has just opened applications for the 2017 She Leads Africa Accelerator, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and... Read more »

Mary Gicharu Appointed New Managing Director of iHub

iHub has been a leading force in innovation in Kenya. It has provided an incubator and hacker space for people with creative minds since its inception in 2010. Over the years it... Read more »

Gender diversity in the workplace requires tangible transformation commitments

By Michelle Davadoss, Vice President and Head of Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa Inequality in the business world requires gender-intelligent organisations to recognise the value both men and women bring... Read more »