What separates developed from less developed countries is not a gap in resources but a gap in knowledge, according to Joseph Stiglitz, the ex-President of the World Bank. It therefore follows that in order to bridge the gap between Africa and the developed world, we must embrace knowledge. We must embrace it whether ever we can find it, in whatever form, in unorthodox ways and most importantly, to avoid falling further behind, we must do it quickly.
A recent Forbes article states that more than 20% of America’s 50 wealthiest self-made women made their fortunes in the tech industry[i]. I wonder, what a woman or girl who only has a primary school education, would do with access to the internet.