Burkina Faso needs to utilize science and technology as tools for sustainable socioeconomic development, Filiga Michel Sawadogo, the country’s minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, said at the inception workshop that kick-started the CDAIS project in Burkina Faso. Moreover, he underscored that innovation is an interactive process in which learning plays a crucial role.
Recent statistics from the Statistics Botswana office chronicles the evolution of technology in the country and has satisfactorily defended the fact that since 2000, the growth of the ICT sector in the country has improved and gone from strength to strength, this is according to selected statistics indicators from 1966 to 2016.
Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, has transformed into a technology epicenter. An agile mobile banking system has created new market opportunities for digital entrepreneurs. 3G internet connections became more and more affordable, mobile payment services are booming and the promising start-up scene and ecosystem is constantly reinventing itself. Silicon Savannah has positioned itself as an epicenter of start-up weekends, innovation meet ups, accelerators, incubator events and a place where investors meet. True to that form, Nairobi has one of East Africa’s highest concentrations of US dollar millionaires accounting for 8400 in number as of 2016.