So I have been working on coming up with alternative ways (i.e. non-”development aid) of solving some of the challenges facing Africa, I’m still hooked on the prize/competition idea as a way to spurn innovation, especially if combined with a mentoring element. I just came across Google’s Summer of Code page and thought it was such a great idea. I hope they will be running it again.
On an unrelated note, Kenya is in desperate need of something like this. The standards of journalism have truly gone down…even the weekend op-eds are crappy. Kinda strange that this is happening at a time when the press have more freedom than ever.