The building BRICS for knowledge economies

Posted by Mteto Nyati Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa Earlier this year, South African president Jacob Zuma joined his counterparts from Brazil, Russia, India and China on China’s Hainan Island for a summit meeting of the informal group named after the initials of its members. Formerly BRIC, it is now the BRICS club. Many commentators…


Kicking off an African COP

Posted by Paul Lloyd Robson Microsoft Environmental Sustainability Field Engagement The beating of African drums was the sound at the 17th Annual UN Global Climate Conference (COP17) as it opened yesterday in Durban, South Africa. The world’s Governments, NGOs, and other delegates all filed in through the speedy and efficient accreditation process for the conference….


Microsoft opens its doors to the public

Posted by Dele AkinsadeDeveloper and Platform Evangelist Lead for Microsoft in West, East, Central Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands  The growth of internet access and mobile penetration across Africa has resulted in a technology tipping point in terms of the opportunities available to business and consumers. Now is Africa’s time. The potential is tremendous,…


Partnering With Microsoft to Transform Education in Africa

Guest Post By Claire Ighodaro CBEIndependent Director, British Council  As a British Council Trustee, I was proud to announce a new international education and training partnership with Microsoft this morning, at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum 2011 in Washington DC. The partnership with Microsoft is a perfect match, as it aligns with the British Council’s…