Yariv Cohen

The best starting point for the Africa financial revolution

Back in 2009, Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve and a member of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, participated in the Wall Street Journal Future of Finance Initiative in the UK. During his panel, he was asked about innovative ideas in the field of financial services. His...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Africa is leading the global entrepreneurial mindset rank, leaving skeptics behind

In the past few months, I have written on several occasions that Africa is in the midst of a revolution, on the way to becoming a global leader of entrepreneurship and innovation. I discussed this in meetings and conferences around the world, with various entities, yet, in too many cases, people...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Africa leading the world into sustainable future despite being ignored by western media

Last week we saw leaders from all over the world in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, which opened with a global scandal. One that not only annoyed people all over the world, but also presented one of the biggest problems in the global efforts to deal with the...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Lessons from the UAE for sustainable future for Africa

Talking about the importance of a sustainable future is becoming more common every day, in Africa and all over the world. A few weeks ago, in Abu Dhabi, it was the only topic of conversation among hundreds of leaders, businessmen, heads of states, senior government officials, and many more who...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:04 AM

Welcome to the future: Africa in the next decade

After the countdown is complete, the decorations are back in the closet, and we are all back to work, the third decade of the 21st century has officially begun, I would like to invite you all to join me for a brief exercise. Concentrate carefully, and try to answer: Do you remember where you were...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

With Africa’s employment transforming, it’s time to develop local managers

In the past decade, Africa has been developing at an unprecedented pace. Major conglomerates entered the local market, cell phone use and internet connectivity are rapidly rising, new businesses are constantly launching, and more women are entering the workforce daily. Those massive changes are...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Africa is building bridges with global innovation hubs

In our always evolving world, with technological innovations changing the reality on a daily basis, the field of innovation has become the “holy grail” of governments all over the world. I have written before why I believe that the African continent must transform into an innovation-...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

1 for 3000: The profession that could transform Africa’s agriculture sector

In the years 1845 to 1851, Ireland faced one of the most serious crises in its history. A mysterious fungal disease impaired all the potato crops in the country, destroying them completely. Back at the time, potatoes were a major component of the Irish food sector, as they made up over 80 per...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

How two young Rwandan women changed the lives of an entire village

Africa’s never-ending lands, panoramic views, intriguing culture, and special cuisine go hand in hand with some very specific needs and challenges. But alongside the many issues that the continent faces, there is an abundance of entrepreneurial spirit, as well as a local desire to help one...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

With support, African youth can lead the continent to a better future

Besides its many challenges, problems, and needs, there are many reasons for optimism when it comes to the future of Africa. Accelerated economic growth in various markets, the war on poverty, the emerging energy market, political stability and international investments in various sectors, all...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

How SMEs can turn around food production in Africa

Among the many challenges that Africa faces on a daily basis, the food and agriculture sector has been receiving some added attention. Finding a solution for over 250 million undernourished people (over 20 per cent of the population) has been on the top of the list for decades, and with the...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Where governments can make most impact in food production

Among the many challenges that Africa faces on a daily basis, the food and agriculture sector has been receiving some added attention. Finding a solution for over 250 million undernourished people (over 20 per  of the population) has been on the top of the list for decades, and with the...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

FinTech is revolutionising America, the impact on Africa will be 6 times bigger

Every once in a while, the field of innovation and entrepreneurship sees a new trend taking the lead, influencing the market and dominating the headlines. After the age of social media, location services and now the sharing economy period (the list goes on and on), 2019 is marked as “the...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Only 6% of Africa’s farmlands is irrigated; changing it will massively impact the entire continent

Imagine a professional basketball player wearing sneakers only 6 per cent of the time. Or an international banking chain, with only 6 per cent of the branches having a safe. Strange, right? Although these are absurd, hard-to-imagine scenarios, this is precisely the situation in a much more...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

The power to empower: Solar Energy is elevating the lives of African women

The ever-expanding field of solar energy has a tremendous impact on every market and country it reaches. The vast environmental impact, with increasing reliance on renewable energy sources, saves a huge amount of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), preventing dangerous air pollution. The economic...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The next big challenge to solve: rolling out “green stoves”

Africa, and Rwanda in particular is at the height of a historic process. While hundreds of millions of people across the continent are still living without electricity in their homes, many African governments have announced national plans to eradicate the phenomenon and provide hundreds of millions...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda can become one of Africa’s leading exporters of agricultural products

Agriculture is the oldest work field on earth, with evidence dating back as early as 9,500 BC. But despite its history, the sector is far from becoming irrelevant. In fact, the opposite is true: Even today, it is the cornerstone of all human life throughout the world, with an ever-increasing...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Solar energy sector could revolutionise the employment sphere

The renewable energy revolution is already happening. As numbers of users and technologies are on a constant rise, the impact is broadening daily, affecting different aspects of our lives including environmental, social, financial, and much more. As Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

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