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Skills Development in Africa: How Wide is the Skills Gap?


million and unemployment rate of just 3.4%, Rwanda is close to the top of the list. Rwanda is an agricultural country and a lot more is to be done to develop the skills needed to diversify the economy. To diversify its economy and provide more jobs for the youth, in 2014 the country adopted the 2016-2020 Country Strategy Paper.

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Live now: The founder of The Muse answers your entrepreneurship questions via video. Get involved!

The Next Web

Before founding The Muse, Kathryn worked on vaccine introduction in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and previously at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. She was recently listed in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media for the second year in a row and Inc.’s s 15 Women to Watch in Tech.

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Africa Online: Check out “The Shift”

David Cohen

In Rwanda, for example, where electricity is available to less than a quarter of the population, more than 60 percent of people now have access to mobile phones. In the first segment, Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa are featured: African entrepreneurship has really been moving forward for some time now.

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Traveling the world, meeting startups: What We learned

The Next Web

Our winner in Rwanda Zilencio Creativo is a Kickstarter clone; When asked why the founders built a clone they told us they were unable to put a project on Kickstarter as the legalities state it’s for USA users only. Everything you share is then added to your profile, which serves as a virtual reflection of the things you love.

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Five College Startups That Help Others


They were inspired to create Givbag during a mission trip to Rwanda, where they recognized a need for backpacks among the schoolchildren. The company was originally started in March of 2010 by a Californian high school student who now attends the University of California, Berkeley. Walk for good with WaterDrop Shop.

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SXSW Startups: GoTech Puts Out Fires

Austin Startup

Based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as Rwanda, GoTech is resolved to develop, design and implement solutions to help communities respond to fire. GoTech is based in the DRC and Rwanda. The SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event takes place within the Startup & Tech Sectors track of programming.

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Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa


Alliy is managing partner of the Savannah Fund , a $10 million fund that will soon begin investing in technology startups in East Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. So Mbwana Alliy is creating the Savannah Fund fund to help them.

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