At the 2014 Design Indaba Conference Juliana Rotich - the co-founder of Kenyan tech firm Ushahidi - poised an a daunting question . . . "What if the solutions for the world's problems came from Africa?"
To many the thought of this concurrence would seem outlandish. Many would question the ability that African firms could bring to a gauntlet of global issues. However, Rotich's inquiry delves deep into the issues that face technological advancement across the continent.
Rotich is asking us to think of an African continent that is able to harness the potential of its citizens. An African that has the capacity to leverage creative, social, and technological growth. An African that is able to connect its citizens through the proliferation of ideas and an emphasis on collaborative innovation.
This is the Africa that Rotich is asking us imagine. Take a moment to view an short introduction to her intriguing presentation on how technology can be utilized to spur a new "vanguard" on the African continent which can be found here. It's insightful to say the very least.