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The African Innovation Encyclopedia

Welcome to the African Innovation Encyclopedia, a free online platform to facilitate content and the sharing of information on African Innovation.

The Encyclopedia organizes content on African innovators and innovations, both on the continent and the African diaspora and is dedicated to supporting and promoting African Innovation that will create tremendous opportunities for the African continent.

Modelled around recent Encyclopedia formats (including the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Wikipedia), the African Innovation Encyclopedia is designed so that each article and content is regularly kept up-to-date and provides objective and factual information to whoever is interested in the topic of African Innovation.

We have a vision of ensuring that the right content about African Innovation is available to generations 100 years from today. This content transcends the multimedia platforms of the day and will morph and adapt to whatever technological advancements are made in the coming decades.

Since its conception, the Encyclopedia portal has become a powerful tool that allows people access to information on African innovation and technological trends that affect our continent. Initially through literature and public speaking, it has become a rich, dynamic and effective education medium that provides free information to every African and friends of Africa across the globe.

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Books on African Innovation

Get the books on African Innovation - "Disrupting Africa: The Rise and Rise of African Innovation" and "Taking on Silicon Valley: How Africa's Innovators Will Shape It's Future" on Amazon.

  • Disrupting Africa
  • Taking On Silicon Valley

How Will We Know If We Are Making Progress?

How will we know we have succeeded? Simple. When the phrase "African Innovation" has the same heat map as the phrase "Silicon Valley", we believe we would have made an impact on the next generation of African innovators. For this comparison, we utilse Google Trends which "is a website by Google that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions and languages. The website uses graphs to compare the search volume of different queries over time." Source: Wikipedia.
Our task is huge and will span the coming decades.
Click image to see the most up-to-date heat map comparison of "African Innovation" vs "Silicon Valley" on Google Trends for the past 12 months.


The Open Encyclopedia of African Innovation is written in English but we have an ambitious vision of having our content being represented in the top African languages spoken on the continent - Swahili, Amharic:አማርኛ, Yorùbá, Ị̀gbò, Hausa, Oromo, Français, Português, isiZulu, chiShona and Arabic:العَرَبِيَّة‎.
To start the African Innovation Encyclopedia in these languages, please contact us on