Posted by News Express | 16 December 2017 | 2,888 times
Two Nigerians have emerged among winners of the third edition of African Entrepreneurship Award. Twelve winners were selected in the final stage of this year’s competition, among them Nigeria’s Folashade Amusa and Sylvester Mujakperuo, according to the organisers, BMCE BANK of Africa.
A statement issued on Friday in Casablanca, Morocco, said that the award is “an initiative that aims to support African entrepreneurs, and has encouraged, since its launch in 2015, 33 entrepreneurs who were supported by more than 300 African and Global Mentors.”
“Following the final stage, 40 finalists from 19 African countries were brought together for a bootcamp in Casablanca on December 6 to 10, 2017. A concluding ceremony was organised on December 11 to reward the most impactful sustainable projects in three categories of the program: education, environment and unchartered fields,” the statement said.
It announced that the 12 winners from nine African countries shared an envelope of 1 million dollars. Details are as follows:
First PRIZE: $100,000
Louise Williamson – South Africa: Sustainability Professionals, Startup
Sustainable fuel ovens for schools in remote areas
Allen Kimambo – Tanzania: Zaidi General Enterprises, Start Up
Paper collection and recycling to protect the environment
Folashade Amusa – Nigeria: VicFold Recyclers, Start Up
Waste collection, processing and recycling with reward system for households
Adan Mohammed – Kenya: Ecodudu, Start Up
Animal food production from insects and larva.
Sylvester Mujakperuo – Nigeria: Saint Michelles and Joey Limited, Start Up
Transforming used paper and cardboard into new paper products
Kwame Ababio – Ghana: Green Afro Palms, Start Up
Optimising the cultivation and use of palm oil
Category: Unchartered Fields
Flavien Simo – Cameroon: Save Our Agriculture, Start Up
Production of aquaponics kits that combines fish farming and plant farming.
Paul Bartels – Afrique du Sud: Waterbok Community Fire-Fighting Cart, Prototype
INNOVATION PRIZE: $50,000
Meryam El Ouafi – Morocco: Green Engineering Mission, Prototype
New irrigation technology to optimise water consumption
Badr Idrissi – Morocco: Atlan Space, Start Up
Smart drone use to combat illegal fishing
Geoffrey Ssekatawa – Uganda: Brent Technologies, Start Up
Lubricant collection and recycling
Christelle Kwizera – Rwanda: VOMA Groundwater Solar Kiosks, Start Up
Drinking water purification and distribution to vulnerable communities
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