Africa’s Innovators Say Their Scrappy Skills Are Needed to Fix an Unlikely Problem—Politics

Friday, September 6, 2019

By Abdi Latif Dahir and Yomi Kazeem

African innovators have been lauded globally—including here at Quartz Africa—for their ability to create critical solutions amidst tough economic, political, and social realities. Yet more often than not, bad policies rather than bad luck have hindered the potential of these innovations and their ability to help more people.

The question around how entrepreneurs and founders can address this came up at the Quartz Africa Innovators panel held as part of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town today. Asked about how the role of innovators in Africa was evolving, here’s what some of the pacesetters had to say.

Photo courtesy of unerbul.

Source: Quartz Africa (link opens in a new window)

governance, public policy