Pioneering Sustainable Forest Management

Pioneering Sustainable Forest Management

Forests are vital for ecological health and community well-being, but their ability to provide benefits is fast declining. Growing populations, rapid urbanization, and the proliferation of the built environment are contributing to a rise in deforestation and forest...
Accelerating African AI Innovation

Accelerating African AI Innovation

Artificial intelligence (AI), a critical driver of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), has the potential to transform all aspects of life. For Africa, this opportunity is significant but requires nuanced consideration. Research by Microsoft suggests that...
Unlocking social entrepreneurship

Unlocking social entrepreneurship

Africa faces a range of complex challenges that require innovation, critical thinking, and a deep understanding of what it takes to shift systems. These include tackling the climate crisis, facilitating access to healthcare, addressing food insecurity and rising...
Driving Biodiversity Conservation

Driving Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity loss is a pressing global concern with only 16% of the required funding accessible. Axum has partnered with various stakeholders to launch a biodiversity accelerator to bridge the staggering US$ 700 billion funding gap. The accelerator is supported by a...
Bio Smart Sustainable Architecture

Bio Smart Sustainable Architecture

World renowned architect, educator and urbanist Mokena Makeka, Partner at Axum, designs an Africa first- a medium rise bio-smart office block using sustainable indigenous African wood to reach net zero targets and FLOW- the Future of Living within One World...
Transforming Education Systems Across Africa

Transforming Education Systems Across Africa

While significant strides have been made to increase access to education in Africa, gaps remain in the quality of education, especially in rural and marginalized communities. Only 18% of all primary-school-age children in sub-Saharan Africa achieve minimum proficiency...