Solving Local Problems WIth African Innovation

Solving Local Problems WIth African Innovation

From CNBC Africa

Africa continues to stun the world with its innovative ideas and technologies that are solving local challenges.

Pauline Mujawamariya, program director of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), told CNBCafrica.com that the Global Innovation Index indicated that sub-Saharan Africa accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the innovation learner economies among the low income countries. 

She added that countries such as Mauritius, Seychelles and South Africa are currently leading Africa’s innovation space with Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda not far behind. Also, Morocco and Egypt currently hold the highest number of patents in Africa. 

“Africans are no longer waiting to adopt solutions from outside instead they create their own solutions daily. Africans are no longer willing to be seen only as consumers of innovation, but makers of innovation which work in Africa and can also be scaled up beyond Africa,” she said. 


Written by Farhaanah Mahomed/Read more at CNBC Africa