Dangote, Bloomberg, Others Mull Technology To Tackle Poverty

Posted on September 21, 2017

Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted by former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, has inaugurated its first Global Business Forum with an astounding line up of global innovators, including Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

Following talks by former United States president Bill Clinton, French President, Emmanuel Macron, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Alibaba chairman Jack Ma, the Nigerian industrialist Dangote, took the stage with Bill Gates of Microsoft, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, and Masayoshi Son of SoftBank.

David Rubenstein, CEO of The Carlyle Group, moderated the panel on technology’s ability to disrupt poverty.

Dangote cited Nigeria’s 130 million cell phone lines and his own company’s initiative to use biometric data and mobile banking to target one million Nigerian women for small grants.

Dangote and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation cited their collaborated effort in fighting polio by vaccinating seven million children using mobile trackers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Federal Government has said that the modern 400-bed teaching hospital built by the legal... Continue
BY ADEDARA ODUGUWA After 19 years of the demise of Aare (Oshorun) Moshood Kashimawo... Continue
Nigeria’s image received a boost on Thursday before the international community as former Agriculture... Continue
Despite losing one match in their group games, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Egypt’s Omar... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE A 36-year old secondary school teacher, Stephen Owolabi has been arrested and... Continue
ISRAEL TAIWO The Sabanov’s brothers display their doubles trophies won in the first leg... Continue
Two of Nigeria’s biggest music stars, Duncan Mighty and Harrysong are set to thrill... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE It was a bad day for some bandits as peace returned to the... Continue
Joseph Oyeyani Makoju has been appointed Acting Managing Director of Dangote Cement Plc. Makoju’s... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE Relative peace has returned to the Ago-Okota area of Lagos following the... Continue