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Save Medicine, Save Lives

The secret is out about the potential impact and scalability of Adama Kane’s business, Jokko$anté. Lives saved. Money saved. Unused medicine saved. The entrepreneur from Senegal has spent years hurdling barriers to bring the medical sharing program to the people who benefit the most. His perseverance is paying off, in profits, but most importantly with patients with the most need. …

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Passion, Purpose, Pumpkins

Start with pumpkins, add passionate persistence and a clear purpose. The result? A successful agri-business in Uganda scaling into neighboring African countries and Europe, doubling employment and tripling training to suppliers – women farmers. Joyce Kyalema founded JoyceMark and her Pumpkin-Value-Add product line to be a no-waste pumpkin source and create products for the local and international market. In 2016, …

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Changing a Narrative in Liberia

Mahmud Johnson is changing the narrative of Liberia. The founder of J-Palm Liberia knows the positive growth of the company sends a strong message to his employees and customers, and to entrepreneurs all over Africa. You can change narratives and change lives. Since winning $150,000 in the 2016 African Entrepreneurship Award, Mahmud’s impact is becoming very evident on the growing …

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Badr Idrissi

Innovation Award Badr Idrissi Morocco For his seed idea, Atlan Space® Artificial intelligence in drones to monitor ships and protect marine ecosystems

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Christelle Kwizera

Innovation Award Christelle Kwizera Rwanda For her startup, VOMA Groundwater Solar Kiosks Innovative water collection and purification for rural communities

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Geoffrey Ssekatawa

Innovation Award Geoffrey Ssekatawa Uganda For his startup, Brent Technologies New technology to recycle and resell motor oil

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Meryam El Ouafi

Innovation Award Meryam El Ouafi Morocco For her seed idea, Green Engineering Mission Agricultural irrigation technology to eliminate water waste

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Paul Bartels

Uncharted Award Paul Bartels South Africa For his prototype, WaterBok Firefighting carts to save rural farms

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Kwame Ababio

Environment Award Kwame Ababio Ghana For his startup, Green Afro Palms Efficient palm oil cultivation methods for farmers