Smart Cities Are Key If Africa Wants To Tackle An Impending Population Explosion. “Governments should adopt and embrace innovation and technology to bring about lasting development solutions.” -Laurent Lamothe- By 2050, it is estimated that 1.3 billion people will be added to Africa’s population. Unless infrastructure development happens at an unprecedented pace, there will be…Continue Reading
Économie numérique et Start-Ups : la préparation de l’Afrique à une révolution numérique.
Économie numérique et Start-Ups : la préparation de l’Afrique à une révolution numérique. “La volonté politique est essentielle à la révolution numérique en cours en Afrique et dans les Caraïbes.” Laurent Lamothe Vers la fin de 2019, Laurent Lamothe, leader d’opinion mondial, entrepreneur réussi dans le domaine de la technologique et ancien Premier ministre d’Haïti,…Continue Reading
The Global South Needs To Prioritise Partnerships And Technology To Tackle Shared Challenges.
The Global South Needs To Prioritise Partnerships And Technology To Tackle Shared Challenges. By Laurent Lamothe The global South is poised to be a major driver of global economic growth and represents an important element of international cooperation for sustainable development in the region. South-South cooperation is also an expression of solidarity that promotes two-way…Continue Reading
The ICT sector can make evidence-based policymaking a reality for Africa
The ICT sector can make evidence-based policymaking a reality for African governments. Policymaking is fraught with uncertainties and political considerations. Research-based evidence has to compete with many other factors in government decision making, but policymaking based on evidence is gaining importance in several African countries. In the face of dwindling official development aid and competing…Continue Reading
Public-Private Partnerships Are Key To Creating An Enabling Environment For Africa’s Startups.
Public-Private Partnerships Are Key To Creating An Enabling Environment For Africa’s Startups. One thing that Africa has no shortage of is entrepreneurs. However, it is in the creation of an enabling environment – a startup ecosystem – that will see these budding entrepreneurs make a real impact on the continents economic growth. According to the…Continue Reading
Rwanda Firmly Positions Itself On Africa’s Tech Hub Map
Rwanda Firmly Positions Itself On Africa’s Tech Hub Map By Laurent Lamouth founder of LSL World Initiative In recent years governments across Africa have prioritised investment into the technology industry. With tech hubs growing across the continent by 40% this year. Africa’s technology ecosystem experienced rapid growth with 618 active tech hubs providing “the backbone…Continue Reading
A Thriving Informal Sector Is A Good Thing For Africa
A Thriving Informal Sector Is A Good Thing For Africa Most developing countries have a thriving informal sector, but governments are constrained when it comes to regulating this sector so that it can contribute to the formal economy. However, for most informal business owners registering a business is at best arduous, with a drawn-out application…Continue Reading
Harnessing Technology For More Effective Governments
Harnessing Technology For More Effective Governments In 2015, when I created LSL, my goal was to provide solutions for governments to overcome debt and achieve sustainable development. My experience in government taught me some valuable lessons. One of these lessons is the power of technology. It is one of the critical drivers for any government…Continue Reading
Education for all children in Africa is possible with Innovative Financing.
Education for all children in Africa is possible with Innovative Financing. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), approximately 18 million children, or almost one-third of the world’s 61 million children of primary school age, do not attend school. Prominent in UNICEF’s very first global “out-of-school” ranking are those countries in Africa which are…Continue Reading
Haiti’s miraculous transformation has lessons to be learned for South Africa.
Haiti’s miraculous transformation has lessons to be learned for South Africa. There are clear lessons to be learnt from this ground-breaking and transformational work in Haiti, and I believe the government of South Africa could apply LSL’s innovative financing for development model, but specifically tailored to South African requirements so that significant additional revenues could…Continue Reading