Djembe understands the importance of innovation and development in Africa for job creation and entrepreneurship to create skilled employment by resolving issues of poverty and gender inequality.


January 11, 2022

Storytelling: the missing rib of Africa’s innovation ecosystem

Working on the frontier of public relations, innovation policy and startup ecosystem-building, I learnt that anything related to communications does not weigh equally with fundraising, talent acquisition or product-building on…
June 10, 2021

Covid-19, the Sub-Saharan Digital Economy & the power of mobile money services

The adoption of digital technologies in Africa since the dawn of the last decade has surpassed expectation and raised global commentary. For a continent that significantly lags in terms of…
December 22, 2020


Many livelihoods were severely affected overnight when movement control orders caused by COVID-19 struck Africa’s vast informal sector. What needs to happen to help this sector of entrepreneurs to get back on their feet, stabilize and grow?   In…

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August 11, 2022 in Client News

Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023 Demonstrates Global Reach and Impact with over 4,500 Submissions

US$3 million Prize attracts 4,538 submissions from 152 countries High number of entries in Food and Health categories reflect need for more resilient food and health systems in response to…
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June 13, 2022 in Client News

USAID Trade Hub Partners with ShEquity to Catalyze Investment in Women-Owned or Led Businesses in West Africa

A Gender-Lens Investor, ShEquity Aims to Close the Gender Funding Gap in Africa by Providing Smart Investment to African Female-owned and Led Businesses   With a $1.2 million co-investment grant from…
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May 10, 2022 in Client News

ShEquity Launches Second Accelerator Edition

20 May 2022 Is the Application Deadline for Female Entrepreneurs in the ECOWAS Region ShEquity, an investment vehicle providing smart investments for impactful, innovative and scalable female-led and owned businesses…
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March 16, 2022 in Client News

Zayed Sustainability Prize Opens Submissions for 2023 Cycle

Small and medium enterprises, non-profit organisations and high schools invited to submit entries before the 6 July 2022 deadline The Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s pioneering global award for recognising…
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March 3, 2022 in Client News

Sayidina Abubakar Secondary School wins 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize for Sub-Saharan Africa

Sayidina Abubakar Secondary School has won the 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize in the Global High Schools category for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. The school was named winner among three finalists…
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March 3, 2022 in Client News

Mohammed bin Rashid honours 10 Winners of 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, presented awards to the 10 winners of the 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize today. The…
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