Injini, a Cape Town-based non-profit in ed-tech, is launching a think-tank that will provide entrepreneurs with market research and advocate for education reform.
Injini, which was part-funded by the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi) and has run a number of accelerator programmes for ed-tech startups in Africa, says the Injini Think Tank (ITT) is the research, advisory and advocacy division of the organization.
The ITT supports edtech entrepreneurs by conducting relevant market research. Corporate initiatives are supported in meeting their educational goals.
“We have always had the objective of improving educational outcomes on the continent with an approach that is centered around supporting ed-tech entrepreneurs from across Africa. Our new research offering has allowed us to expand our mandate to ensure that we are including all stakeholders in the education value chain, which we hope will drive the quality, accessibility and relevance of education in Africa in the right direction,” said Injini’s executive head Krista Davidson.
Brendan Hughes, Injini chairperson, and CiTi director said that edtech startups in Africa are a tool to improve the quality and accessibility of education.
“We need to support such initiatives as a collective to empower young Africans through quality education. The Injini Think Tank division is one of the solutions that we need to solve Africa’s education crisis,” he said.