A silent revolution is happening, will Africa “Tech” this opportunity?

A silent revolution is happening, will Africa “Tech” this opportunity?

Innovation and development cannot be separated. Both serve each other as fore-runners and their relationship could be linked with the “chicken or egg, which comes first” mantra. Technological innovation in the area of information and communication has over the years been a major driver for making our world flat. The…

Abiodun Dominic Odunuga

Abiodun Dominic Odunuga is a development practitioner and social entrepreneur.

A unique approach is required when ranking Africa’s universities

There is a new player on the university ranking block – and it focuses exclusively on Africa. The first Times Higher Education African ranking system was unveiled in late July during a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the days leading up to the conference, a snapshot was released that…

Professor Tyrone Brian Pretorius is the 7th Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

Why applying a gender lens is key to addressing Africa’s challenges

A report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in early 2015 caught my attention. Being sensitive to gender issues, I was amazed that I had missed the gender dimension of this public health crisis. An alert from a global group that co-ordinates humanitarian action put the crisis in context:…

Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Solving Africa’s Brain Drain Problem

In a highly globalized world, not only goods and information move easily from one border to another. Human capital movement has also been moving at an unprecedented rate, with transportation costs lowering and some receiving developed countries relaxing their migration policies. While the World Bank estimates that the highest numbers…