As part of my earlier career I, Andre Pienaar, worked with intrepid African leaders like Mandela, Mbeki, Kuofor and Kibaki who were determined to combat corruption for the health of their countries’ democracies. In South Africa the capacity building work I coordinated early on in South Africa’s new democracy from 1996-1999 led to the formation [...]
Preet Bharara Announced as the Keynote Speaker at C5’s Shield in the Cloud Gala Dinner Winners of the second global Shield in the Cloud anti-corruption innovation challenge will be revealed at the event on the 20th March C5 also announces that Derek Maltz is to join the Challenge’s prestigious judging panel February 13, 2019 05:05 [...]
2018 Shield in the Cloud Winners – case study series ProZorro.Sale - eradicating corruption in Ukraine’s public asset sales and leases ProZorro.Sale is a Ukrainian e-auction system designed to eradicate corruption in public asset sales and leases in Ukraine. In 2018 it was awarded the Shield in the Cloud Award for the World’s Best Anti-Corruption [...]
Jetstream Africa, an alumni of PeaceTech Accelerator cohort 5, is featured in Africa Business 2020 highlighting the company’s impact through innovating cross-border trade logistics.
Four African startups from PeaceTech Accelerator cohort five have secured multiple partnerships since graduating from the C5 Accelerate program. PeaceTech Accelerator Program Director Mike Ravenscroft cites startup Coven Works saying, "I can think of no better example of peacetech than the work they're doing to empower young people to seize the opportunities of the new economy." Coven [...]
Fori Mazdoori connects skill with demand without requiring both parties to have internet access. By bringing offline workers to the World Wide Web, this platform will allow blue-collar workers to connect with employers. Fori Mazdoori, led by CEO Musstanser Tinauli, is a graduate of PeaceTech Accelerator’s fifth cohort program in fall 2018. Read the full [...]
Sou Sou, an alumni of C5 Accelerate's PeaceTech Accelerator program in Washington, D.C., is named ‘Startup of the Week’ by the Washington Business Journal. Read more about how this crowd-banking platform is helping communities access loans.
Dropque’s founder, Opeyemi Akinwoleola, interviews with Punch Nigeria on why he started Dropque and how he fell in love with technology to create his recruiting software platform. Dropque is an alumni of the C5 Accelerate PeaceTech Accelerator’s fourth program.
Disrupt Africa features four Africa-based startups taking part in C5 Accelerate's PeaceTech Accelerator in Washington D.C. working to scale their ventures and solve problems related to peace, stability and security. The Accelerator welcomed startups from Ghana and Nigeria including Muster, Jetstream Africa, DevLess and Coven Works.
Ventureburn features African startups (two from Ghana and two from Nigeria) participating in C5's DC-based PeaceTech Accelerator. • Coven Works (Lagos, Nigeria): Creating employment opportunities for youth in post-conflict regions through software engineering training and connections with international corporations. • Devless (Accra, Ghana): Lowering the barriers to technology entrepreneurship through easy to implement toolkits for [...]