Ms Geek Africa Prepares Girls For The Digital Future

26 April 2018

Computing

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.

Read more at The New Times.