Africa Gathering: Washington DC event Speakers Announced

Buffer We’re delighted to announce the speakers for the Gathering we’re holding in Washington DC this April. A limited number of tickets are still available Speakers will include: Friday Night Business Networking Event     Stephen King    Senior Director, Investments, Omidyar Network     Bill Zimmerman    Limbe Labs     Tidjane Deme    Google, Country Manager, Senegal Saturday Gathering [...]

Africa Gathering Venue – Washington DC, April 2010

Buffer We’re pleased to announce our venue for the Washington DC event this April. Letelier Theater3251 Prospect St NWWashington, DC DC 20007 View Larger Map

Washington DC Event – Hotels

Buffer Are you coming to the Washington DC event in April? We know exactly how hard it is to prepare for a visit to an unfamiliar city, so if you are from out of town, here’s a list of a few local hotels that you might consider contacting about your stay. Thanks to Africa Gathering [...]

Simeon Oriko – Mobile Cloud Computing

Buffer Simeon Oriko – Mobile Cloud Computing from Africa Gathering on Vimeo. Simeon spoke passionately at the Gathering about “African Solutions to African problems”, explaining that in his opinion “Africans think differently than others”. He focussed on mobile cloud computing: “the power and the beauty of this concept is the number of users it can [...]

Solar Lanterns – Joseph Nganga, Renewable Energy Ventures, Kenya

Buffer Renewable Energy Ventures Kenya from Africa Gathering on Vimeo. Joseph Nganga came to the gathering to talk about how by “creating demand for new technology, we encourage investors to invest in this space and drive innovation”, adding that there is limited focus on household level technology – though there should be, for all sorts [...]

Nkeiru Joe – Vrije Universiteit Brussel on Data Cables and International Law

Buffer Nkeiru Joe – Vrije Universiteit Brussel from Africa Gathering on Vimeo. Nkeiru came to the gathering to talk about connectivity and international law. She metioned that as of 2009 only 7 African States were members of the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) and that she hoped that would change. She went on to say [...]

Agosta Liko – Pesa Pal

Buffer Agosta Liko – Pesa Pal from Africa Gathering on Vimeo. Pay Pal, used and loved by millions in the ‘Northern Countries’, is sanctioned in pretty much all of Africa. So what can Africans use to pay for services online? Here Agosta Liko addresses this issue with the advent of his new service Pesa Pal. [...]