Where are the hundreds of thousands of forced migrants going? What unique migration challenges do they face as conflict in the middle east intensifies?
Can equitable energy distribution be made sustainable in the current paradigm of urban expansion?
Can urban African transportation systems expand access, improve predictability while encouraging ingenuity?
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- Rwanda: Firm Launches Digital Healthcare System[New Times] A new digital health care system for patients to access doctors through their mobile devices was introduced yesterday at the opening of this year's trade exhibition in Gikondo, Kigali.
- Nigeria: New Drive for Innovative Technology in Delta State[This Day] The current public private partnership between the Delta State Government and Mobile Software Solutions Limited to drive technology innovation through a dedicated hub, will help diversify the state's economy beyond oil.
- Tanzania: New Innovation Challenge Launched[Daily News] The Human Innovation Development Fund (HDIF) in collaboration with the Commission of Science and Technology (COSTECH) has launched the Mawazo Challenge, an initiative to stimulate ideas and find design concepts for a new challenge which could solve community problems in education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Tanzania.
- East Africa: #M360Africa - Gsma Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund to Support Innovative Start-Ups in Emerging Markets[CIO] To support innovative start-ups in emerging markets, GSMA has launched the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund with a key focus on start-ups from and operating in Africa and selected countries in Asia.