Came across this article today tweeted by @InnovateAfrica. It’s great to see so much creativity and tech innovation coming out of the continent.
I’m excited to see how this boom will impact/influence the NGO sector; many of the apps being designed by Young Africans are solving real problems with minimal resources, and online fundraising may very soon have to reckon with the mobile banking boom.
With Africans being able to send and receive money via mobile, will the large, western foundations that drive the non profit industrial complex (and neo-imperialism in Africa) conform to this new standard or still their old ways of directing grantees to seek western donors (for their credit card donations)?
I’m determined to do my part to help us get to even asking this question.