IFC-FCS AFRICA / CASA PROGRAM

FCS Africa / CASA Program is to strengthen the private sectors of fragile states. FCS Africa / CASA Program provides support through a combination  of initiatives that includes among others a  focus on gender (a ‘gender lens’ is helping ensure IFC projects support women in business). To this end, FCS Africa / CASA Program has agreed to sponsor “Dare 2 …

FINIC IS AT IT AGAIN ! HAS INVENTED “BEST EVER” EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE PALM OIL PROCESSING MACHINE.

The Fomel Industry and National Industrialization Centre called FINIC for short, is delighted yet again to make a publication about another invention. This publication is about an invention targeted at finding a solution to the drudgery problem of processing palm oil faced by small oil palm plantation holders. They are often limited to a drudgery ridden traditional systems that have …

Digital Disruption:- A game changer in Sierra Leone

“Disruptive innovation is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new target markets and unprecedented consumer choice.” Pwc The World Economic Forum states: “Africa is no longer looking to the rest of the world for their answers. Instead, they are creating their own through disruptive and transformative technologies. And many of these have the potential to answer global challenges around big topics …

FINIC TECHNOLOGY REMOVES THE DRUDGERY (TEDIOUS AND EXHAUSTING WORK) IN PALM OIL PROCESSING FOR THE SMALL FARM HOLDER.

Palm oil processing for the small holder is a daunting task. Usually, the traditional practice involves using the feet to crush the sterilized fruits in an effort to rupture the oil bearing cells to maximise the oil recovery chances. The process is not only tedious but also compromises the hygiene. The drudgery has caused many farmers not to realise the …

Global Entrepreneurship Index- Sierra Leone 132/137. What can we do to improve our position?

This is a follow up to the article published on January 9th 2018. The Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) is a composite indicator of the health of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in a given country. The entrepreneurship ecosystem is the important factor here. I have written several pieces in this newspaper advocating for a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem in Sierra Leone. In order …