Voice of America Interview: Technology and Innovations in Africa

Advancements in technology and innovation are in full swing in many African countries and it’s driven largely by women and youth. A few of these trendsetters visited Washington, to talk about their work. VOA’s Ndimyake Mwakalyelye reports and later talks to Richard Seshie, the founder of Vivvus Renewables and Liz Ngonzi, an international entrepreneur, about Africa’s technology and innovations.

Wilson Center Conference Report: African Women and Youth as Agents of Change Through Technology and Innovation

Ms. Liz Ngonzi, Adjunct Professor at the NYU Heyman Center and international entrepreneur, focused her discussion on “paying it forward.” As someone who was born in Uganda and has had mentors guide her in her own life, Ngonzi places high importance on helping future generations of African leaders achieve their own goals, particularly girls. She explained the philosophy of “Ubuntu” – meaning I am because of who we all are – is a necessity when providing support to someone through mentorship, sponsorship, coaching or board membership.