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This African Advancement Keynote by Erik Hersman Discusses Innovation

By: Sarah Moore - Published: Jun 8, 2012 • References: whiteafrican and poptech.org
In this African advancement keynote given by Erik Hersman, the speaker urges his audience to eliminate any preconceived notions that they may have about the economic viability of the country.

He presents the theory that the 'idea of Africa' that North Americans hold is rooted in historical events of the past and this idea has not been altered for years despite the innovative changes that have taken place in the country.

While many people are stuck on the belief that Africa still exists today in the same way that it did in the 19080s and 1990s, the country actually has one of the fastest growing economies.

This African advancement keynote explores the rise of entrepreneurial advancements and technological innovations taking place in the country that is expanding and improving despite outsiders not recognizing it.