Coca-Cola Co. plans to bring at least 1,500 “downtowns in a box” to rural communities in 20 countries by 2015. Working with partner organizations, the Atlanta-based beverage giant has helped developed the EKOCENTER kiosk, which is housed in a 20-foot shipping container and has the Slingshot water purification system at its core. The Slingshot, introduced Read more
A group of self-described “geeks” from Atlanta has returned from a two-week Africa innovation trip with contacts and ideas to spur more engagement with the continent.
A dairy farmer in California can get twice the milk from cows with the same genes in the same climate as a farmer across the border in Mexico. The difference? Knowledge.
An Alpharetta-based software firm with offices in London and Bangalore, India, is looking to expand sales in South Africa through a new reseller agreement. OpenSpan Inc.‘s software helps companies manage and analyze employee activities and performance. The company will work with Johannesburg-based Ninzi-Connect Software, which has worked extensively with contact centers in the country. Companies that operate contact centers, including some of South Read more
Airline safety was a major agenda item at the International Air Transport Association’s general assembly held in Cape Town, South Africa, which concluded on June 4.
Tackling the daunting challenge of food security will require engaging Africa productively and encouraging open markets around the world, a Cargill executive said in Atlanta May 20.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the American journalist and former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting Service and CNN, has joined the international advisory board of the Africa Atlanta 2014 project based at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Africa Atlanta 2014 made its official debut at the premiere event of Georgia Tech’s African Film Series, which Read more
An Atlanta company has signed an agreement to work with one of South Africa’s largest information technology distribution companies, to help Africa’s biggest economy always keep its lights on. Cape Town, South Africa-based First Distribution signed on March 4 an agreement with Innovolt Inc., a locally headquartered provider of electronics management technology, to distribute Innovolt’s Read more
While African leaders have had their eyes on Atlanta for decades, when the Zambian commerce minister visited Gwinnett County, Botswana‘s ambassador held an investment forum in Midtown and the prime minister of Kenya and vice president of Liberia made separate trips to Atlanta in 2012, it’s safe to say it was a banner year.
Atlanta-based Crawford & Co., which helps insurers manage claims, has named a new head of its division servicing large, complex claims internationally. Andries Willemse will become senior vice president with leadership over Crawford’s Global Technical Services arm starting Jan. 1. Crawford has been heavily involved in managing claims emerging from natural disasters like the Japan earthquake and Read more