Month: May 2013

ICT skills for world’s largest refugee camp

By Akhtar Badsah, Microsoft senior director of citizenship and public affairs Image courtesy of UNHCR Innovation/R. Nuri Dadaab, Kenya, is home to nearly half a million Somali refugees. For many, the walls of a refugee camp are the only life they have ever known. But education and skills development can break … Read more »

Unleashing Africa’s Lions

Fernando de Sousa, General Manager – Africa Initiatives, Microsoft Corporation In Thomas L. Friedman’s book The World is Flat, he uses a proverb to describe today’s globalized economy: Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. … Read more »

Getting Africa connected: Topics on the table at WEF

Posted by Fernando de Sousa General manager, Africa Initiatives at Microsoft This week, Cape Town is hosting the World Economic Forum for Africa (WEF) and I’m lucky enough to be attending. The WEF covers almost 30 different topic areas that together hold the key to Africa’s continued and increased expansion and … Read more »