Andrew is a former foreign correspondent (Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Rio) and a broadcaster for the BBC’s Latin American Service. He is an Associate Fellow at Canning House in London. Working through La Rambla Research Ltd he writes about economics, political risk, and business in Latin America.
Recife is the tech hub of Brazil, but the entrepreneurs working there are too often affluent white men. A recent project supports more women and Afro-Brazilians to test out new business ideas with promising results.
In a tough Cape Town township, residents are starting enterprises that make good use of discarded tyres, wood, plastic and glass. This could be a route out of poverty for many, not only in South Africa but beyond.
An intensive training and support programme for under-20s aims to create Eygpt’s female social entrepreneurs of the future. The project’s leaders say they have high hopes based on the quality of the first initiatives.