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2 Nigerians win African Entrepreneurship Award

By News Express on 16/12/2017

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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

Category: Education

Louise Williamson – South Africa: Sustainability Professionals, Startup

Sustainable fuel ovens for schools in remote areas

Category: Environment

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

Fire-fighting Cart

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

 

Source News Express

Posted 16/12/2017 6:54:45 PM

 

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