Africa’s Development Challenges
Africa has registered impressive economic growth over the past decade and a half, displaying remarkable resilience in the midst of volatility and turmoil in global markets. Time is now ripe for the continent to turn the chapter and embark on a journey towards a major economic transformation. For this, Africa needs a new economic growth model powered by the strength of the real economy, entrepreneurship and innovation. This report aims to explore the critical role emerging technologies can play in helping Africa address its age-old development challenges and achieve exponential growth over the next decade. Our research and interviews with a range of emerging technology specialists from around the world and experts with deep experience on the social entrepreneurship and impact space in Africa helped us develop a framework for analyzing the potential of emerging technologies to amplify impact creation in the African context.
From the Visual Executive Summary of Intellecap.