African Women in Technology Conference 2019

“Speaking with representatives of various tech organizations from all over Africa, the conference presented a great opportunity for women to be better versions of themselves. Speaking at the event, Laura Chite the CEO CIO East Africa noted, “This is an opportunity to be a better version of oneself not just in the technology careers but holistically. It is worth seizing.””

Source: https://bit.ly/2YakZSP

Two things are true: The leadership of women is critical to our survival. And technology has the potential to solve many social and economic problems that are pervasive on the continent. Looking forward to seeing many more similar events both at home and abroad.

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Why Africa should lead the way in the global cryptocurrency race

“There remains an enormous percentage of people across Africa who are unbanked. Cryptocurrencies allow people to access financial services with very small amounts of money. Therefore, these digital currencies will be able to speed up the advance of financial inclusion. They can provide access to financial services, including remittances, for millions of people who live in remote areas or who might normally not be able to use financial services because of the biases of traditional financial firms.”

Source: https://www.iafrica.com/africa-should-lead-the-way-in-global-cryptocurrency-race/

Cryptocurrencies are still risky business because governments still have a difficult time with regulation. Yet, a strong, stable African cryptocurrency that has global appeal can level the playing field and literally make African nations competitive on the international level. How can African Americans support the development of such a cryptocurrency? This might be a good project for the cryptocurrency group in Afro Futurist Social Network: X Nubia Phi (https://xnubiaphi.com/groups/?cryptocurrencies/) .

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Why it’s important that Ivanka was in Africa

“Ivanka Trump is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a four-day tour to promote the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, a $50 million United States initiative launched by her father, President Trump in February. The initiative is aimed at advancing women’s economic empowerment through a whole-of-government approach to reach 50 million women globally by 2025.”

Source: http://venturesafrica.com/dangote-refinery-supports-nigerias-content-development-initiative-as-local-contractors-get-368-million-deals/

This initiative, on the surface, certainly looks like a bold, progressive move by the Trump administration. Let’s look under the hood to see what measures are in place to make sure that they’re not just creating a higher-skilled slave labor force of women. Sounds like a project to me!

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African ride-hailing app gets funding

“According to The Guardian, the African ride-hailing company raised more than US$1 million from Shell Foundation, Global Innovation Fund, Development Innovation Ventures, and a private tech company in 2016.”

Source: https://www.techinasia.com/allianz-go-ventures-back-african-ride-hailing

More and more innovative apps are coming out of African countries. How can we share technology and ideas across the ocean? Let’s discuss it in the solutions room on X Nubia Phi.

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