By Adeshola Komolafe, 2014 Fellow Adeshola Komolafe is the CEO of Media Insight, a Nigerian integrated marketing communications firm, and Save Our Future, a non-governmental organization that focuses on introducing young people in less privileged educational environments to information and communications technology (ICT). Adeshola shares her experiences as a Jennifer… Read More
As part of our Leadership, Employability, and Skills Program (LES), IGD serves as a resource and knowledge manager on skills development in Africa to companies in our network. We are proud to collaborate with many organizations that are creating impact on the continent such as our newest partner International Youth… Read More
The UN will launch its Sustainable Development Goals which will shape the global development agenda for the next 15 years. Who will help support these goals in Africa? President and CEO Dr. Mima Nedelcovych says it’s the African born and bred businesses. These businesses are the engines of growth and will… Read More
As African economies grow, there are opportunities for investment in all regions. However there are also impediments that make some areas more difficult than others for business to thrive. This blog series explores these bottlenecks and the business solutions that companies throughout the continent are using to address them. Co-hosted… Read More
Frontier 100 Forum convenes the world’s leading business leaders operating in Africa. From May 31- June 2, 2015, these leaders discussed how to strategize on cross-cutting challenges to propel economic growth and alleviate poverty in Africa. For a recap of the Forum read the press release featured on Reuters.
Last year, 1.2 billion people in the world lived without electricity, half of them in Sub-Saharan Africa. How can businesses help address the energy gap? Both large and small businesses state that the lack of reliable and accessible power in Africa is a significant barrier. It limits their ability to… Read More