Happy Friday! It's the last day of the ADEA 2017 Triennale in Senegal, focused on Education and training in Africa where our Chapter Head, Rokhaya Adia and her team have been facilitating discussions on how technology can leapfrog the knowledge gap for professional skills!
Follow the discussions via #ADEA2017triennale on Twitter!

#adea2017triennale #Education #Senegal
Living with autism in Ghana has just been made more bearable since HopeSetters, an autism center, came out with a locally configured autism app that helps children with autism receive better education.

Read more about 24-year-old Alice Amoako who is making learning easier for kids with autism here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

24-Year-Old Ghanaian Woman Develops App for Autistic Children | Urban Intellectuals

Let's nominate the phenomenal game changers we know for the New African woman Forum awards 2017! The New African Woman Forum believes that the key to Africa’s development lies in harnessing the contributions, potential, and creativity of all Africans - men, women and its youth.

Click here to nominate:[ Naw-forum.com Link ]
Our #MotivationMonday is none other than Matsi Modise, our Entrepreneurship Champion who featured in this month's entrepreneur magazine! She shares on how to stay efficient, effective and filled with energy in a high pressured entrepreneurial life!

Meet our motivation this week: Bernice Dapaah is the founder and CEO of Ghana Bamboo Bikes, a social enterprise and initiative that trains women and youth in the manufacturing and assembling of eco-friendly bamboo bikes.

“Educating a woman is not only the right thing to do it’s the smart thing to do, because, if one woman is able to do something, the impact is so great on a...
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Bernice Dapaah Is Building Bamboo Bikes And Changing Lives

Find out how multinational furniture group, IKEA brought designers from all over the continent under one roof at the Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa to work on a collaborative collection that will become the furniture giant’s first real creative effort in Africa.

The future of Africa is collaborating and if we want to do big things, we have to collaborate,” said Bibi Seck...
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Ikea’s new collection brings the best of African design talent under one roof, literally

Look who joined our 2.0 women yesterday for the #IWD "A World Without women campaign" red lipstick movement embracing his feminine side? We love that our Founder and Chairman, Mamadou Toure is fearless in celebrating his appreciation for the contribution women across our continent are making!
Duolingo, everyone's favorite language app is now teaching Swahili and will soon introduce Zulu as the next African language available!

With Swaili Spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Comoros islands and in parts in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, it’s the lingua franca of some of the world’s fastest developing economic regions...
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You can now learn two of Africa’s most widely spoken languages on an app

In a predominantly male dominated business world our Netherlands Chapter head @marinadiboma is #Boldforchange this #InternationalWomensDay as she leads the first Dutch Business Delegation to Niger. This image is so symbolic as she stands as the only woman amongst powerful, influential business men, not only affirming how far we have progressed in women's rights and women inequality but...
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Today as part of the #InternationalWomensDay celebrations we honour our Youth Champion @vanessamoungar for being #Boldforchange and inspiring young girls and our youth, changing their mindsets despite their circumstances to be the architects of their own futures as well as the continent's.
#InternationalWomensDay #boldforchange #womenchampions #AF20Women
“Everyone here can’t be shipped on to the U.S. or to Europe for education. The education in Africa, believe it or not, is ten times better. The only thing we need is proper facilities for our children to learn in and a comfortable environment for them to be able to teach”, said Akon

Senegalese-American musician Akon continues to campaign for education and solar energy projects in Liberia as...
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Akon promotes education in Liberia | Africanews

“Do not ever tell her that she should do or not do something “because you are a girl.”

‘Because you are a girl’ is never a reason for anything. Ever. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In light of International Women's day we decided to share this beautiful essay by this powerful Nigerian novelist and writer.

Full essay here:[ Vagabomb.com Link ]

’Her Job Is Not to Make Herself Likeable’: Adichie’s Powerful Essay on Raising a Feminist Daughter

In most ways women have to defy the odds. Happy International Women's day to all our strong, resilient 2.0 women! Today we reflect and celebrate the progress made on women's rights and continue to acknowledge and fight for gender equality for women. #InternationalWomensDay #WomenOfAfrica #GenderEquality #WomensRights
Facebook is partnering with Airtel and BCS to get more of Africa online through Fiber optic cables.

The social giant plans to lay nearly 500 miles of fiber cable in Uganda by the end of the year, infrastructure that Facebook believes will provide internet access for more than three million people.

How do you think access to the internet will impact Uganda and Africa?

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Facebook plans to lay almost 500 miles of fiber cable in Africa for better wireless internet

Happy 60th Independence Day to all our Ghanaian followers and Ghana Chapter! #WeCelebratewithyou #Ghana60Yearson #GhanaIndependenceDay

With a new week comes new opportunities and aspirations!

Our Motivation Monday lies in Africa’s largest urban slum Kibera in the Kenyan capital Nairobi where a football team is defying all odds of success!

The Kibera Black Stars have won three championship titles and are now preparing to join Kenya’s second division league, a huge feat for a club with limited...
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Kenya: Kibera slum football club defying odds to success | Africanews

Debates on the state of Off-Grid technology being adequate to make a dent in Africa's electricity needs are underway! What are your thoughts on solar power energy or off-Grid solutions for Africa's energy problems? #FTIFCEnergy #ElectrifyAfrica #Solutions
Our Founder and Chairman Mamadou Toure (Left) with newly appointed CEO, Ben Onuoha at the Financial Times and IFC #FTIFCEnergy forum!
We are live at the Forum on Solar power in a fast-changing African emerging market this afternoon with the Financial Times and IFC!

Join us for insights from the panel discussion on Off-Grid solutions with Mamadou Toure at 15:50pm and follow us on Twitter @africa2point0.org with @financialtimes and @IFC #FTIFCEnergy
The Financial Times (FT) and International Finance Corporation-IFC will be hosting a Forum on Solar Power in a Fast-Changing African Energy Market this afternoon in Johannesburg, South Africa at 12:30pm!

Our Founder and Chairman, Mamadou Toure will be taking part in a panel discussion on Off-Grid Solutions at 3:50pm SA time!

Is today’s off-grid technology adequate to make a dent in Africa’s...
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