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Innovative technology a boost for entrepreneurship in Africa

Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.

Madagascar is using drones for medical deliveries

A pilot project in Madagascar uses drones to help with the fight against tuberculosis. The drones are used to collect samples and deliver medical supplies to remote villages.

3D printing artificial limbs to help patients in Madagascar and Togo

3D printing technology is being used to help provide prosthetic and orthopedic support to patients in need. The 3D printing technology being trialled in Madagascar and Togo by Humanity & Inclusion (HI), formerly Handicap International, is part of Impact 3D, a programme that began in November 2017 and is funded

Recording insect and animal life regeneration in Madagascar using a blockchain solution

ixo Foundation, a non-profit open-source software development foundation has partnered with the Seneca Park Zoo Society to measure impact for global conservation projects and develop funding flows for zoos and aquariums. The two organizations will kick off their partnership by using ixo's "Blockchain for Impact"platform in Madagascar

How kids in a low-income Afrikan country use laptops

Every child, no matter what country they’re from or their social background, should have the chance to use and learn about technology. That’s the thinking behind a number of projects led by international organisations like UNESCO and UNICEF. They hope to bolster education and economic growth by making

These water-less toilets in Madagascar can generate enough electricity from your poo to charge your mobile phone

A different kind of toilet, piloted in Madagascar during 2017, uses no water and generates electricity from poo. Aptly named the Loowatt, each loo can generate enough electricity to charge a mobile phone. The water-less Loowatt uses technology to contain human waste within a biodegradable film which also inhibits odor.