Agweria: Joining IT giants to explore technology in Africa
Businesses in Africa are fast evolving, technology is being used in almost every field including education, healthcare, agriculture, and finance. During the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, there was an urgent need for technology to enable remote working, cashless transactions, and delivery of goods to customers.
To keep up with dynamic needs companies are rethinking their business model by providing online services to improve consumer convenience, service delivery, and also reach more customers.
Agweria is a comprehensive technology company in Africa, with over 5 years of experience in delivering enterprise software solutions to companies in Africa. Their mission is to provide businesses with digital tools/systems that improve the quality of services they offer. The company’s projects mainly focus on the following business areas, education, agriculture, infrastructure, and healthcare.
Technology in Agriculture
Agweria is already providing farmers with a platform to access farm inputs, training, and a marketplace to directly sell their products to consumers. Before the company provided this platform, farmers had to sell their produce to middlemen who bought the products at a meager price, then resell at a huge profit. It was also very to find farm inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides at an affordable rate.
Agweria’s CEO, Millicent has been at the forefront in establishing agricultural solutions for farmers. She believes that empowering farmers and providing resources to them is critical in maintaining food sustainability in Africa.
“Africa’s population is growing very quickly and the land is becoming scarce with people shifting land purpose to real estates. Food security and sustainability is a very vital aspect of our economy to ensure that our countries are able to provide enough food for their people”,
Technology in Healthcare
The future of healthcare is quickly shaping up with advances in digital healthcare technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics, 3d printing, EMR and so much more. Doctors are also collaborating across the globe, interacting in realtime in identifying new infections, sharing 3D imagery, and teaming up to do research like never before.
Agweria is offering hospitals software solutions such as hospital management systems which enables them to manage the entire patient journey from reception to checkout. This software package provides a centralized point of management for hospitals and connects various departments like billing, pharmacy, laboratory, triage, and radiology.
There has been tremendous growth in the usage of technology in the healthcare industry. It is not just about the hospitals, even consumers are getting interested in wearables and sensors to track their sleep habits and guide their workout.
In Africa, there has been a steady growth of learners across many countries. Technology is used to support both teaching and learning. It infuses classrooms with digital learning tools, such as computers and hand held devices; expands course offerings, experiences, and learning materials; increases student engagement and motivation; and accelerates learning. Technology also has the power to transform teaching by ushering in a new model of connected teaching. This model links teachers to their students and to professional content, resources, and systems to help them improve their own instruction and personalize learning.
“There has been advancement in mobile technology, improved internet connectivity and affordability of computing devices in Africa, creating the opportunity for schools and universities to offer digital courses across borders”
Millicent Kagwiria. She adds,
“We are looking forward to providing educational platforms for 40% of secondary schools in Africa by 2030.”
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