Improving Africa’s access to technology, capital, and resources is an important development goal as it forms the foundation of how we can reshape Africa into a thriving, globally competitive continent. In the collection of videos below you will find a few documentaries, conference level discussions, and short pieces about the gains young Africans have made on the technological advances of our continent. As the video archive will continue to grow, remember that we will regularly update it with filmed news, documentaries, and discussions about the Agenda 2063 strategy in the hopes that it provides an invaluable resource for anyone working in the African development sector, or all those who want to learn more, or research the strategy further. We will also include videos that are related to health, education, employment, and gender in Africa.

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Innovate Africa - Technology pays

Using mobile phones to run small businesses, bringing women into tech workplaces in Rwanda, and a solar-powered kiosk.

Is smart-technology making you any smarter? | Eric Kwaah | TEDxAccra

Eric Kwaah in this talk exposes the positive side of the ‘Smart-Technologies’ in African education and what it would be saving African youth from.

Eric Kwaah is an internet entrepreneur. He has taken a leading role promoting social media and on an online platform for connecting students in an educative, fun and entertaining way.

Futures of technology in Africa | Jasper Grosskurth | TEDxJohannesburg

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jasper Grosskurth, specialist in African markets, futures studies and sustainability assessment, offers a wide-angle view of the state of technology in a rising Africa in this TEDxJohannesburg 2014 talk. He presents clear and crisp pictures of current states and immediate futures of mobile communications, fibre-optic connectivity, startup incubators, road networks, flight hubs, electricity provision, and renewable energies in this brief but very useful analysis.

15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators, and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Programme” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey – experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.

South African youth turn abandoned buildings into innovation hubs

South Africa’s urban regeneration is playing a vital role amongst the country’s youth, unleashing a flood of innovation and entrepreneurship. As CCTV’s Julie Scheier reports, young people are turning dilapidated buildings in Johannesburg into tech hubs and transforming lives in the process.


African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation (Part 1)

Hear from African women and youth leaders as they discuss their experiences harnessing technology and developing innovative ideas to overcome everyday issues and provide solutions for social resilience and sustainability.

African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation (Part 2)

On May 1, African women and youth leaders discussed their experiences harnessing technology and developing innovative ideas to overcome everyday issues and provide solutions for social resilience and sustainability.

Driving the African Century: Youth, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

On June 25, panels will be convened to discuss Africa’s growth potential in the 21st century, covering topics including “Africa’s Possibilities in 2023,” and “Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship in Africa”.

Africa 2015 - Future of Technology

How is Africa’s race to space pushing the next technological frontier?

Dimensions to be addressed:

– Using space technology to enable development
– Inspiring future scientists and engineers
– Providing incentives to innovate

  • Solomon Assefa, Director, IBM Research Africa, South Africa; Young Global Leader.
    •Njideka Harry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), Nigeria; Social Entrepreneur.
    •Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa.
    •Safroadu Yeboah-Amankwah, Director, McKinsey & Company, South Africa.

Moderated by Bruce Whitfield, Presenter, The Money Show, 702 Talk Radio, Primedia, South Africa.

TechXpo: The Rockerfeller Foundation: Changing lives of African youth through technology

The Rockerfeller Foundation founded by John D Rockerfeller is one of the greatest philanthropy stories in the United States. The foundation has also had great economic impact spanning eight decades in Africa. Since 2013, the Rockerfeller foundation has championed the digital jobs Africa initiative that seeks to bridge the youth unemployment gap through impact sourcing. On this edition of Techxpo I spoke to the Africa director Mamadou Biteyi on the 100 million dollar initiative that is changing lives of African youth through technology.

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