The internet has already entered the physical space: from wireless sensors for measuring crop growth and soil moisture, smart meters for household utility usages, to tracking endangered animals; the practical uses and benefits of IoT in Africa are endless.

As the African continent prepares to host over half the global population growth from now until 2050, building a connected network to support the growth of smart communities is critical. The widespread introduction and adoption of next generation M2M and mobile services in Africa is key for continuing regional success in rural advancement, agriculture digitization, connected villages, health and mobile money.

In this opening session we will explore some of the brilliantly clever ways IoT is transforming industries, and then also examine exactly what are the next building blocks required to continue to nurture this growth? Join us here to be inspired, awed and get into the real debate on which enabling technologies need to be invested in to maximizing the potential of IoT in a Smart Africa?

Date :  Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 09:30 – 10:45

2014-07-11-shutterstock_146728952In today’s increasingly connected world, women are being left behind. A significant gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in mobile internet and mobile money services, is hindering growth for the mobile industry and means women are missing out.

This interactive session will detail some of the key measures that help to drive digital and financial inclusion for women. It will also review the activities that the mobile operators who have signed a Connected Women Commitment  are executing to reach more women in their respective markets. We will also share the research findings on mapping the mobile money customer journey, and showcase the value of gender- disaggregated data in identifying opportunities for better targeting, and reaching women with mobile money.

Date : Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 11:45 – 13:30

social image genericThe size, reach and use of mobile technology across Sub-Saharan Africa continues to offer new pathways for governments, industry and civil society leaders to connect the unconnected. But are public and private stakeholders’ ambitions are aligned with the current business and policy environment? And what are the critical success factors necessary to stimulate long-term private investment in telecom and the digital economy across the region?

The launch of the regions first roaming and infrastructure sharing agreement helped address some of the economics of rural deployment but reducing the rural-urban divide still requires a new policy approach.  Building on recent success, this session will explore the opportunities for the mobile ecosystem to continue to work with policymakers in creating a fair playing field and ensuring mobile connectivity remains at the forefront of national digital strategies. Also the session will be a forefront opportunity for developers, change makers, entrepreneurs to come and identify opportunities that might arise due to the expansion of mobile broadband connectivity in rural Africa.

Date: Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 11:45 – 13:00

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community-meetupBuni Community meetup
If you are aspiring to become a #Buninger, or if you are already a #buninger then this meetup is for you. Come and join us on this interactive “Get to know each other” session that will be conducted at Buni Hub, sayansi kijitonyama. The aim of the session is to expose you to tremendous opportunities that Buni is capable of offering to you as an individual or startup.

You dont have to be a tech geek to be part of us, anyone is welcomed.

slush_GIA_some_tanzaniaSlush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other multiple partners globally. The purpose is to support impact- driven startups and showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets, which are also vital for implementing the Agenda 2030 and solving complex challenges. In addition, the program focuses on strengthening the networks between the impact actors, engaging the Nordic community with the global impact entrepreneurs, and enhancing the mobilization of capital towards impactful business.

GIA 2017 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, and build long-lasting networks. The program includes online pre-event coaching and Helsinki BootCamp program from November 25– December 2, 2017 culminating in Slush.