Technology in Africa: Taboo you should break

Bahiyah Robinson from APPFRICA will be in Montréal for the Technology for Good Week. She will attend two events (one at Ecole Polytechnique and the other one on Friday at Usine-C). Read the full agenda of the technology for good week here

We all know how technology is changing the face of Africa. Nowadays mobile phones for instance have provided the much needed connectivity to the most remote parts, becoming an essential part of everyday life. Nigeria has close to 100M mobile phone lines, making it Africa’s largest telecoms market…read more 

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Bahiyah has worked in the international development and entrepreneurship space since 1995. In addition to holding marketing and management positions at NGOs such as the Council on Foreign Relations, she also served as Marketing Consultant and Sr. Relationship Strategist for Ashoka’s Changemakers, working with thousands od entrepreneurs globally, and clients such as the Ebay Foundation, ExxonMobil, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network, and AMGEN.

She has designed and managed events in Brazil, Uganda and Kenya and is the Co-Chair of the Capacity Development Working Group at the Aspen Institute Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).  She’s also a mentor at the Opportunity Hub, supporting local entrepreneurs in Atlanta, Georgia.  Bahiyah has spoken on topics such as supporting technology and entrepreneurship in Africa in Berlin, Kampala, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, New York City, Atlanta and Switzerland.