Ms Geek Africa Prepares Girls For The Digital Future
26 April 2018
This year’s Ms. Geek Africa could not have rolled around at a more opportune moment, when the continent’s hills are alive with the promise of a growth, industrialization, economic diversification and trade that will come with the recently-signed Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA).
The CFTA opens up a whole new world of opportunity in the tech sphere for Africa’s innovators to take advantage of – it is imperative that female innovators and techies take part.
One could argue that the prospects have already started rolling in: in the last year alone, Rwanda has seen Volkswagen set up shop in East Africa, with interest for other car manufacturers as well; AC Group (Rwanda) has expanded its business to West Africa; and drone innovators like Charis (Rwanda) are using drone technology to improve agriculture and working with partners from around the world to tap into regional opportunities.