RE:START21 : We ask, what can we learn from the pandemic?

On World Innovation and Creativity Day, 21 April 2021, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa invited entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives across the region to submit the most innovative solutions they have come up with that have helped their initiatives, start ups, businesses re-establish or survive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How digital can and must education be? How can the modernisation of state and economy succeed? What does the African continent of the future look like?

For instance, in the submissions below, many share stories of how digitalisation has helped them advance their education and skills development driven projects forward. Educational resources that can also be accessible for free in marginalised communities are helping thousands of learners who would otherwise be left behind during the pandemic. With this said, there are many things to consider with regards to how digital education can be.

The RE:START21 campaign forms part of the Foundation's 2021 global campaign! Let's talk new ideas!

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Fresh in a Box, a start up from Zimbabwe that now offers online purchase of fresh produce since COVID-19

Fresh in a Box, a start up from Zimbabwe that now offers online purchase of fresh produce since COVID-19. © Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
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Entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives and more new ideas!

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