Close the Gap in the press

2019

Mission to Nigeria

About the Mission in general

  • www.mo.be - It's time to end TB!
  • De Morgen - Belgische start-ups ontdekken ‘Yabacon Valley’, het kloppend hart van de Afrikaanse techsector (Dutch)
  • De Standaard - Stad van kansen (Dutch)
  • Trends - Belgische handelsmissie bezoekt florerende start-up scene in Lagos ; Digitaal Nigeria (Dutch)
  • Trends/Tendances - Des Nigérians connectés
  • Datanews - Waarom trekken Belgische start-ups en ondernemers naar Nigeria? (Dutch)
  • Datanews / Levif - Pourquoi des startups et entrepreneurs belges se rendent-ils au Nigeria? (French)
  • Website Minister Philippe De Backer - Blockchain makes Belgian NGO VIA Don Bosco more transparent 
  • Youth For Technology Foundation - Building a Viable Hardware Ecosystem in Nigeria Pitch Session
  • Website Minister Philippe De Backer - De Backer op missie naar Nigeria, het Silicon Valley van Afrika (Dutch)
  • Website Minister Philippe De Backer - De Backer en mission au Nigeria, le Silicon Valley de l’Afrique (French)
  • Computable.be - Minister De Backer op missie in Nigeria (Dutch)
  • Tony Elumelu Foundation - Tony Elumelu Foundation to Host Belgian Digital Minister and Tech Delegation in Lagos, Nigeria
  • The Guardian - YTF partners GE Garage to enable tech start-ups
  • Newswatch Nigeria - YTF, GE Garage, Belgian govt. partner to boost tech start-ups in Nigeria
  • PlusTVAfrica - The Go Global Silicon Lagoon Mission 2019 (video)
  • News Central - Youth for Technology Foundation hosts Silicon Lagoon In Lagos (video)
  • NewsDirect - Nigeria, Belgium Start ups collaborate to bridge technological gaps

About Wecyclers and the King Bauduoin Foundation African Development Prize

 

English

15 January - BBC article with among others and interview with Olivier Vanden Eynde

 

Dutch

28 January - Olivier Vanden Eynde shortlisted for Computable's IT person of the year Award

25 February - Interview with Didier Appels, Close the Gap's Strategic Partnerships Director. Part one & Part two.

1 March - Close the Gap mentioned in an interview with Philippe Croonenberghs, Texaf Chairman.

1 March - Close the Gap mentioned in an article about Telenet and Coderdojo

13 March - Close the Gap nominated for Computable's Social Innovation Award.

22 March - Computable's Social Innovation Award.

 

2018

Mission to Kenya

vtm.be (Dutch) (Film reportage 1)

vtm.be (2) (Dutch) (Film reportage 2)

De Tijd (Dutch) Wanneer overleven ondernemen wordt.

De Tijd (Dutch) Ontwikkelingshulp komt ook via het 4G-netwerk

La Libre (French) Close the Gap transforme nos vieux “ordis” en outils de développement / Click here to read online and watch an interview with Close the Gap’s founder Olivier Vanden Eynde

lalibre.be (French) Pourquoi les start-up belges lorgnent le Kenya

La Libre Belgique (French) Alexander De Croo joue la carte du numérique en Afrique

lesoir.be (French) Au Kenya, les start-up activent le développement / online and slightly longer version (French)

lesoir.be (French) Black Panther, la fierté des start-ups africaines

lesoir.be (French) Quand le digital participe au développement

africanbrains.net (English)

africanews.it (English)

africanmanager.com (French)

afrique.lalibre.be (French)

bx1.be (French)

einnews.com (English)

datanews.knack.be (Dutch)

datanews.knack.be (2) (Dutch)

datanews.knack.be (3) (Dutch)

datanews.levif.be (French)

fr.metrotime.be (French)

nl.metrotime.be (Dutch)

belga.be (French)

belga.be (2) (French)

belga.be (3) (Dutch)

diner.be (French)

lalibre.be (French)

rtl.be (French)

skynet.be (French)

skynet.be (Dutch)

sociolinguistic.com (English)

 

French

20 September - Interview Olivier Vanden Eynde Le Vif/L'Express

6 October - Close the Gap's investment in BeCentral

7 October - Close the Gap's investment in BeCentral

10 October - Close the Gap's investment in BeCentral

17 October - Mobile Phone Collection pilot project

25 October - Social entrepreneurship for a better world

December - New Close the Gap website thanks to Design is Dead

Dutch

1 September

6 September - on IT donation of city of Poperinge, Belgium

6 September - on IT donation of city of Poperinge, Belgium

6 September - on IT donation of city and OCMW of Poperinge, Belgium

12 September - on Telenet's support of Puerto Rico project through Close the Gap

5 October - Close the Gap's investment in BeCentral

5 October - Close the Gap's investment in BeCentral

10 October - Close the Gap's investment in BeCentral

11 October - CSR initiatives of Belgian banks

17 October - Mobile Phone collection pilot project

25 October - Social entrepreneurship for a better world

December - New Close the Gap website thanks to Design is Dead

English

September - Telenet's laptop donation to Close the Gap

September - Protime's donation to Close the Gap

December  - Close the Gap's new website thanks to Design is Dead

December  - Close the Gap's new website thanks to Design is Dead