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Africa making huge moves to advance rapidly within the realms of social impact entrepreneurship and innovation.

From smart environmental solution based in Dar es Salaam Tanzania to e-learning innovations in Cape Town, South Africa are filled with rather interesting operations that will levitate the region in the coming decades.

The continent has rather made some great strides over the past years, having platforms such as The Next African Start-Ups program launched in 2018, connecting entrepreneurs with potential investors, financial institutions and policymakers—catering all necessary items for their growth and introduction of fresh services and technologies that will improve lives of people across the region.

Despite the year 2020 being a record market for investment into the African tech startup ecosystem. Whereby more money was raised from a large pool of investors compared to other years before, 2021 came with a dark cloud.

According to information from Bloomberg News which cited …

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Eldoret based Tech Hub EldoHub in partnership with Thunderbird School of Global Management and with support from the UK Kenya Tech have launched a Digital Apprenticeship Programme targeting tech professionals.

The programme is aimed at equipping young tech professionals with the necessary skills they need for the job market.

According to Eldohub Founder and Managing Director Magdaline Chepkemoi, the move is aimed at bridging the skills gap in the industry.

“Kenya is known as the Silicon Savannah for numerous reasons and what cements this reputation is her youthful, tech savvy population. Whilst this kind of talent can and should be propelling Kenya’s future, the reality is that many techies lack real work practical experience.  On the other hand businesses that are hiring, want more experienced techies with at least a few years under their belt.  How will these junior techies ever get hired without experience,” she said.

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Kenya-based Software Group has partnered with BRAC Uganda Bank Ltd. (BRAC) to rollout market-leading agency banking digital platform. 

Software Group’s technology will support the bank’s plans to extend its outreach to under-served areas through agency banking, providing highly convenient, digital financial services closer to customers. 

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Adopting the market-leading agency banking platform, the bank will be offering a rich set of services to go live during the course 2021, available outside of normal office hours and close to where their customers are, providing greater convenience, boosting trust during the COVID-19 era by reducing in-branch congestion, and mobilizing customer deposits while reducing operational costs. 

Delivered in an AGILE delivery model, which enables a rapid time-to-market, Software Group’s agency banking platform allows BRAC to scale its points of sale rapidly without investing