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  • 7 Biotech, Health And Agro-Processing Projects Receive Cape Craft And Design Institute Funding

    Cape winelands Cape Craft And Design Institute By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:30 am

    Seven South African biotech, health, agro-processing, and manufacturing projects have received a funding boost from the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) through their Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) initiative. The grants, which form part of the Cape Craft and Design Institute’s second round of seed funding, will allow for the innovative projects to be developed for use in a variety of sectors that will benefit from the ideas in development.

  • Q&A: Barbara Birungi Paves New Roads for Uganda’s Women in Tech

    By Alexis Barnes, 12:08 pm AFKI Original

    Uganda is experiencing a technological revival with the capitol, Kampala, at the forefront of development. Minister for Information, Communications and Technology, Eng. John Nasasira, opened the Government BPO Incubation Center at the Uganda Bureau of Statistics House last month, creating employment and identifying the need for incubators. The nation also received the 2013 African Development Bank’s eHealth award for its mTrac health management system, an SMS-based mobile connection that has sped up response time and health provider accountability in the country.

  • Rwanda ICT Entrepeneurs Need Sharper Business Skills

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:00 pm

    Martin Carlos Mwizerwa, acting director of Rwanda’s kLab and head of National ICT planning and co-ordination, believes tech students and others interested in Rwanda’s ICT sector are capable of making an impact. However, a lack of business skills amongst ICT entrepreneurs, he told The New Times, is most apparent — and the reason developers are faced with hurdles.

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