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Gates and Dangote talk health in Africa

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, have spread their philanthropic wings to drive basic healthcare and disease prevention in Africa

9 hours ago

The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?

Non-governmental organisations have become key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering

By Sally Matthews 5 hours ago

World Malaria Day: $1million raised

Goodbye Malaria recently sold its one millionth Goodbye Malaria bracelet, raising $1million for malaria elimination programmes in Africa

1 day ago

Powering Africa through blockchain crowdfunding

Africa is on the cusp of an energy revolution. We are seeing exceptional and pioneering solutions to how we generate, use, and pay for energy

By Abraham Cambridge 1 day ago

Johannesburg and Accra, inching their way up the urban food chain

Like it or not, we measure the success (or failure) of cities according to broad principles of urban culture inherited largely from the west

By Lesley Lokko 1 day ago

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech

2 days ago

Technology and big data are helping Cameroonians protect their forests

A project conducted by the African Conservation Foundation and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation shows that emerging technologies and big data can take conservation to a new level

By Arend de Haas 2 days ago

Environment not a priority for sub-Saharan African countries

The latest results of the 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) highlight that sub-Saharan African countries are the poorest performers

2 days ago

Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O

By Tom Jackson 21 Apr 2017

Five social good innovations

Added Value highlights five social good innovations from around the globe

14 Apr 2017

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild

13 Apr 2017

Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair

Part of attracting investment to a country is education

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2017

Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers

13 Apr 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

How learning empathy can help build better community projects in Africa

Empathy is one of the most important skills any leader can have

By Keneilwe Munyai 12 Apr 2017

UCLG Africa hosts brainstorm session on accessing climate finance

Pan-African organisation United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) will this week host a brainstorming workshop on how local authorities of Africa can access climate finance

6 Apr 2017

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds

By Nicola Tyler 20 Mar 2017

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it's critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It's also one that equips students with crucial skills

By Chao Charity Mbogo 9 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Students' social activism FTW!

Global design students Bo-Won Keum of the Rhode Island School of Design affectionately known as ‘Risdee' (RISD) and Rhys Jones of Canada's Carleton University of Industrial Design, enthralled attendees at the second day of Design Indaba 2017 with their use of design to make the world a better place

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Real global connectivity, three words at a time

Technology designer Chris Sheldrick lit up the afternoon session on the first day of Design Indaba 2017 with his talk on tech startup What3words and used small words with big numbers to explain how it is quite literally changing the world for the better

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2017

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International

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

Good Report 2016 Best Campaign promoting good causes goes to Nivea Doll

The Good Report, a collaboration between ACT Responsible and The Gunn Report, identifies the campaigns, agencies, networks and advertisers that use creative campaigns to promote sustainability and social responsibility.

18 Apr 2017

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