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    Pola Haba brings waste management solutions to Guinea. With ECTO, mobile money meets technology to create clean cities. Pola founded ECTO to “address the problem of waste management which, especially during the rainy season, contaminates the population and spreads disease.” ECTO creates waste collection jobs and prevents the spread of disease with the impact spanning from the capital to far-flung villages. Pola welcomes the challenge in the sector and provides solutions.

    Represented by Labilé Maomou at Boot Camp in Casablanca.

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    Danjuma Emmanuel, Nigeria, founded Tripple Foods Plus to “solve the need for quality and highly nutritious infant baby foods.” Danjuma laments that some mothers must resort to unhealthy alternatives or highly expensive imported foods. Tripple Foods Plus developed tombrown, a product that combines locally available materials, to ensure that costs remain low, and nutritional value high. With a passion to “bring the dignity of meaningful life to the poor,” Danjuma approaches this vision one spoonful at a time.

  • Meryam El Ouafi founded Green Engineering Mission because she believes the “optimization of water use will create a huge impact on farm productivity, reducing costs especially, when it comes to energy.” The entrepreneur from Morocco brings Moistube Irrigation Technology to Africa. The nanotechnology is the first of its kind in North Africa and the system eliminates water waste and ensures plants receive optimal moisture. Green Engineering Mission solves the drought crisis with definitively upgraded irrigation.

  • Emeka Ebo delivers Ekovolt Telco Limited‘s cloud-based solutions for small and medium enterprises. The entrepreneur from Nigeria solves problems of “deploying and migrating sensitive data to the cloud,” a challenge that says hinders SME growth. This cloud technology in Nigeria enables SMEs “new capabilities to acquire virtual machines, storage, app services and hosting.” Ekovolt Telco provides security and peace of mind for businesses managing their network infrastructure.

  • Angela Nzioki, Kenya, wants to unleash the potential of SMEs. Her cloud-based accounting business, Pluspeople Kenya LTD, helps entrepreneurs manage all their affairs, not just their books. Angela says, “Many SMEs in Kenya operate without keeping proper books for the first few years. It is deemed expensive and time consuming. There is a general lack of knowledge for SMEs to implement proper accounting.” Pluspeople Kenya bridges this knowledge gap with cloud-based solutions, helping SMEs save time and money.

  • Zouhour Debbabi envisions Science Tech Tour as a way to “popularize science and technology with a variety of audiences, especially young people.” The entrepreneur from Tunisia aims to bridge the gap between science and society and access, specifically targeting “the lack of scientific literacy in Africa.” With Science Tech Tour, Zouhour tackles access barriers with traveling teams. These STEM groups bring animation, camps, workshops and exhibitions to students, and increase levels of fun and curiosity.

  • Kyria Guillao, Comoros, co-founded Massi Solution to “participate in the ecological transition of countries in sub-Saharan Africa.” To this end Massi Solution recycles and repurposes abandoned shipping containers and other landfill materials. The results are eco-friendly homes made of recycled materials. Massi Solution reduces landfill waste and increases buying power for new home owners. These container homes provide inexpensive, alternative housing options.

    Represented by Amine Souef at Boot Camp in Casablanca.

  • Kwame Ababio brings best practice efficiency and increased profits to smallholder farmers in the palm oil sector. The Ghanaian founder of Green Afro-Palms says that “Most farmers in Ghana, have resorted to giving their farms away for Illegal mining activities, which is destroying farm lands.” Instead of this approach, Kwame helps smallholder farmers increase the profits from their palm oil, use trees and land sustainably, and improve the livelihood of West African palm farmers.

  • Fatoumata Kebe, Mali, developed Connected Eco to increase efficiency and preserve water in developing countries. Many farmers use traditional farming techniques, during which Fatoumata says “40% of water is wasted.” Connected Eco uses irrigation kits, powered by solar, to provide targeted water to crops in arid climates. The company helps farmers decrease water waste and improve crop yields. Connected Eco provides solutions to the challenges posted by increasing populations and decreasing water supplies.