Winners Of African Entrepreneurship Awards 2017

Updated on 18 December 2017

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BMCE Bank of Africa announced the winners of the third edition of African Entrepreneurship Award, 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 organized on December 11 to reward the most impactful sustainable projects in three categories of the program: education, environment and unchartered fields.

For the third edition of African Entrepreneurship Award, 12 winners from 9 African countries shared an envelope of 1 million dollars.

First Prize: $100 000

Category : Education
Louise Williamson – South Africa: Sustainability Professionals – Sustainable fuel ovens for schools in remote areas

Category: Environment
Allen Kimambo – Tanzania: Zaidi General Enterprises – Paper collection and recycling to protect the environment

Folashade Amusa – Nigeria: VicFold Recyclers – Waste collection, processing and recycling with reward system for households

Adan Mohammed – Kenya: Ecodudu – Animal food production from insects and larva

Sylvester Mujakperuo – Nigeria: Saint Michelles and Joey Limited – Transforming used paper and cardboard into new paper products

Kwame Ababio – Ghana: Green Afro Palms – Optimizing the cultivation and use of palm oil

Category: Unchartered Fields
Flavien Simo – Cameroon: Save Our Agriculture – Production of aquaponics kits that combines fish farming and plant farming.

Paul Bartels – Afrique du Sud: Waterbok Community Fire-Fighting Cart – Fire-fighting Cart

Innovation Prize:  $50, 000

Meryam El Ouafi – Morocco: Green Engineering Mission – New irrigation technology to optimize water consumption

Badr Idrissi – Morocco: Atlan Space – Smart drone use to combat illegal fishing

Geoffrey Ssekatawa –Uganda: Brent Technologies – Lubricant collection and recycling

Christelle Kwizera –Rwanda: VOMA Groundwater Solar Kiosks

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