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At this point, pretty much all networking events that have not been canceled have moved online. With winter coming and Covid-19 spiking in many major cities, the trend shows no sign of slowing down. Next time you’re debating whether it’s worth spending time and money to engage in remote networking, remember – virtual networking events can save you time and money while allowing you to connect directly and conveniently with potential connections from across the globe!
Neglecting proper e-waste disposal doesn’t just pose a risk to human and environmental health. It also represents a wasted business opportunity. We recently caught up with Ghislain Irakoze, a 20-year-old university student at the African Leadership University in Kigali, Rwanda and founder of Wastezon, a social enterprise in the e-waste management field, to find out more about this industry.
Before the pandemic, Africa’s tourism industry was the second-fastest growing in the world. Despite the challenges experienced as a result of COVID-19, Rwanda’s tourism sector is opening up and allowing travelers to safely enjoy what the country has to offer.
There is an estimated USD 42 billion financing gap for women in Africa today. As a result, many female-owned businesses do not actualize their potential; and many investors miss profitable investment opportunities. Increasing gender equality in the region…
Africa’s manufacturing sector is slowly but surely growing. Thanks to increasing urbanization and access to electricity, the continent is gradually embracing manufacturing. From car assembly to ceramics, textiles, and mattresses, industrial production is taking off.
Companies can turn to outsourcing to connect with new pools of talent while reducing overhead costs. By delegating specific tasks to outside experts, businesses can focus their efforts on developing and perfecting their core offerings while saving money for the company.