Nigeria: A tech hub for women

When talking about a city that is breaking gender stereotypes in the tech world, Lagos, Nigeria may not be the first place that comes to mind. But the Nigeria-based, rapidly growing startup Andela is hoping to change that. Founded in 2014, Andela is building a network of tech entrepreneurs across Africa by providing resources and… Continue reading Nigeria: A tech hub for women

More Than a Tragedy: Photographing Resilience in Devastation

Today we are cross-posting an article from Re-Picture, a publication of The Everyday Projects, about photographing resilience in the face of devastation – by Danielle Villasana, a photojournalist and contributor to Re-Picture  In2014 when Boko Haram was at the height of its insurgency in northeastern Nigeria, Fati Abubakar was struggling with the guilt of studying abroad in London while militants gruesomely… Continue reading More Than a Tragedy: Photographing Resilience in Devastation

Tech-backed education

UNICEF and the UNHRC recently launched The Humanitarian Education Accelerators, an initiative aimed at funding and training education-focused grassroots organizations in the region. By specifically highlighting groups that are technology-based, the initiative is emphasizing the efficiency they believe technology will bring to education systems around the world. The Humanitarian Education Accelerators initiative is divided into… Continue reading Tech-backed education

On the brink of famine in Africa – how grassroots tech is trying to find solutions

Early last month, UN aid officials made an unprecedented announcement: not just one, but four African countries are on the brink of famine. Over the past decade, civil unrest and drought have plagued Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Kenya, leading to mass displacement and skyrocketing rates of malnutrition-related deaths.   Somali men prepare to pray… Continue reading On the brink of famine in Africa – how grassroots tech is trying to find solutions