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Africa’s Chance to Leapfrog the West

You’ve heard about the African Renaissance, right? The Aid Bosses, once the unquestioned successors in Africa to the joint heirloom of Mother Teresa and Lord Clive of Chennai, are finding it harder and harder to get face time with the political grandees in our wheeling and dealing capitals. The …

Rwanda's IT revolution targets knowledge economy

<b>Olive Uwineza is 12 years old and dreams of becoming president one day. She sits in a class of about 30 pupils, at a high-tech primary school in Kigali, Rwanda.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Why tech giants are investing in Africa<p>Nigerian shoppers warm to online retailers<p>The tech …

Africa

Singaporean Accelerator JFDI.Asia’s Latest Intake Brings Together Entrepreneurs From 9 Countries

Singapore-based accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) has announced the 10 startup teams in its latest class. Modeled after TechStars, JFDI.Asia looks for founding teams who are ready to take their startups from concept to early-stage investment in 100 days.<p>JFDI.Asia is the first …

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

India startup helps track diabetes with smartphones

Mumbai-based startup, Diabe.to, aims to make it easier for diabetic patients to monitor their condition by offering tools that run on Android and …

India is now the world’s 3d largest smartphone market

During the first quarter of this year, India became the third largest smartphone market after China and United States. In the first three months, …

India is now the third largest Smartphone market in the world

Sudhamshu<p>India, second only to China in population, has passed Japan to become the third largest smartphone market on earth. Trailing only China and the U.S., India now sits comfortably behind the two market leaders, and is experiencing a huge uptick in sales growth across the smartphone …

India’s smartphone surge: look out for the local brands | Financial Times

India has overtaken Japan to become the world’s third largest market for smartphones, joining China and the US on the podium.<p>In some ways, it’s …

5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Isn't Raising Enough Money

The majority of nonprofits struggle to bring money in the door. And they often don't know why. When you are on the inside of an organization that is used to doing things a certain way it can be nearly impossible to see new opportunities, to understand what you could do differently. There can be …

Creating Forces for Good in Nonprofit Management (SSIR)

How can smaller and local nonprofits dramatically increase their impact? In this audio lecture, Heather McLeod Grant, senior consultant at the …

Nonprofits Need to Compete for Top Talent

The nonprofit sector is facing a massive talent shortage, which makes scaling a social enterprise extraordinarily difficult. To achieve impact, it’s critical that social entrepreneurs attract, retain, and develop skilled talent. Competing directly with the private sector to do so is not only a good …

Delegation – a practical guide for social entrepreneurs | The Social Enterprise Magazine

<b>What is delegation?</b><p>Getting things done through others is an essential part of management. The higher up the management hierarchy a manager gets the …

J'lem team hopes to build solar oasis in Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame leads cooperation, says his country "feels close to Israel."<p>><p>Paul Kagame 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>The developing …

How online education can create a 'global classroom'

Around the world, and in developing nations especially, there is an overwhelming demand for higher education.<p>Despite worldwide increases in tertiary enrolment numbers, there still remains disparity between those with access to quality education and those without.<p>In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, …

Modems for Africa - from Africa

It's not that easy to get excited about cutting edge technological developments in Africa. Everything gets here eventually, but it will be months or …

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …