Africa50 launches its Innovation Challenge to help increase access to internet in Africa
Kigali, Rwanda – Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, launched the first edition of its Innovation Challenge at the 2019 Transform Africa Summit holding in Kigali from 14 to 17 May. Through this initiative, Africa50 will crowdsource innovative solutions to help increase access to high-speed internet in under-served areas in Africa.
The call is open for ICT developers, innovators, engineers, entrepreneurs to submit workable solutions, via an online platform, to be assessed by the Africa50 investment team and its partners. The winning solutions will receive cash prizes and/or will be considered for project development funding. Projects will be rolled-out in Rwanda as the pilot country, with the objective to scale them up to other countries in Africa
Despite significant progress in recent years, 75% of Africans still do not have access to the internet. In today’s digital age, they are missing out on one of the best ways to access knowledge, social services and economic opportunities.
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