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April 2022 Deadline Scholarships for African Students

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April 7, 2022

Time is running out! Prepare and send in your application early to boost your chances of snagging one of these top scholarships.

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A Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in the USA

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April 6, 2022

The US is a popular place for international students to study, live, and work. However, navigating the country's complicated visa regime can be daunting. We break it down into 8 steps and walk through the numerous visa options for students and recent graduates.

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A Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in the United Kingdom

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April 5, 2022

The United Kingdom boasts some of the best universities in the world and top-tier global companies. African students thinking about studying and working in the UK should read this 5-step guide to work visas in the UK.

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An African Student's Guide to Work Visas

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April 4, 2022

Working abroad, whether it's while you are studying or after you graduate, can be beneficial to your career and your finances. Doing so will require a work visa (or permit) from your host country. Here's what you need to consider.

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A Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in Canada

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April 4, 2022

Canada is a popular destination for international students thanks to its excellent schools and straightforward visa regime. Get familiar with the 6-step process to apply for a Canadian work visa to better understand your earning options as a student and graduate.

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8 Steps to a Powerful Application Essay

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March 30, 2022

Your personal essay is the best chance you have to imbue personality and individuality into your application. We help you make the most of this opportunity with 8 simple steps.

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The Benefits of Studying Abroad for African Students

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February 18, 2022

Studying in a new country can be daunting. But for those with the right mindset and proper preparations, the rewards can be tremendous.

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6 Skills You Need for a Successful Career in Global Health

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February 18, 2022

Know-how is key to success in the field of global health, but so are these six soft skills that set apart the leaders from the qualified.

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Kenyan Entrepreneur Warns US To Invest In African Health & STEM Talent

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November 29, 2021

Lydiah Kemunto Bosire shares with Forbes how and why she founded 8B Education Investments.

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Harnessing Growth in a New Era of African Trade

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November 23, 2021

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A Call to Support Africa’s Health and Science Workforce

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October 29, 2021

Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire argues why investing in African healthcare and STEM workers would help the world fight the next pandemic.

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Why investing in African students is a good bet

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May 5, 2021

Florian Weidinger is an investment management business leader and an 8B Mentor. Find out more about our mentoring program

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Ambitious African Students: Meet Nifasha Rusibamayila

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May 5, 2021

Meet Nifasha Rusibamayila. She graduated from Boston University with a Masters of Public Health in May 2020. She shares her experience navigating global education and financing her studies through 8B.

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Creating Talent Pipelines Into Global Decision-Making That Are More Inclusive of Africans

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March 24, 2021

Reflecting on her formative years in Kenya and at UWC, Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire shares the experiences that fueled her determination to create talent pipelines to include more Africans in global decision-making positions.

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Epitomizes Brain Circulation

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March 6, 2021

So what was her journey, and what stands in the way of Africa producing more Dr. Okonjo-Iwealas?

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Backing Their Future: 8B Education Investments funds next generation of African students in higher ed

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March 1, 2021

As part of a multigenerational mission, 8B views education as an investment. Dr. Bosire explains, “I feel the need for what we are doing every day.”

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How Social Entrepreneurs Reimagine Business and Leadership

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February 17, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, The Impact Executive highlighted a diverse group of social entrepreneurs creating innovative and sustainable business solutions.

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Advice to Africans: We need to retire the idea of brain drain

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February 1, 2021

Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire argues that those who oppose African student mobility on account of brain drain should retire the term: it is patronizing, not based in data, and causes real harm. Instead,

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Opinion: African Innovators Not Hitting Pause During COVID

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December 15, 2020

African entrepreneurs defy expectations during the pandemic, innovating in healthcare, online learning and fintech.

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How Africa Can Lead on Global Racial Justice

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August 6, 2020

Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire explains why Africa can lead the global movement for racial justice and the UN should give an official role to nations with deep experience in truth and reconciliation commissions.

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How to Make Society’s Risk Capital Riskier

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July 29, 2020

Philanthropy must hire outside the box, write the first check, and take unsolicited applications.

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The African Union Needs a COVID-19 Think-And-Do Tank

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July 19, 2020

As the trajectory of the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, the African Union must activate Africa’s global human capital in a think-and-do tank to support the efforts of its member states. Such a mechanism, if done well,

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Fit-For-Purpose Priorities for a Pandemic-Threatened Future

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May 25, 2020

Whatever else we do, we need to revamp focus on our prevention and response capacities: make the pivotal, proven investments that can strengthen the health system of every last country and territory in the world,

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Future of Edtech in post COVID African Markets

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May 7, 2020

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