Driven by innovation

Innovation has been identified as one of the principles of development that will take the African continent to a first world state.

To get a further understanding of this thought, Voice Money Reporter, Lame Modise sat down with Gaborone born and bred, innovation captain, Allan Phemelo Boshwaen, the Chief executive Officer (CEO) of the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) at his office at the Fairgrounds in Gaborone.

The man, whose family relocated from Borolong South Africa long before independence, spoke of transformational concepts that will ultimately propel Botswana into a more creative, competitive globally oriented nation.

Q: Who is supposed to be at the helm of innovation?

A: Young people are the drivers of the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) mandate; their ideas are the ones that will drive the economy in the future.

Q: How are they to achieve this?

A: Through the involvement of the private sector. BIH’s mandate is to facilitate a breeding ground for the partnerships so that new solutions (technologies) are created and made cheaper.


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