The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) have announced the innovators selected from across the continent to exhibit their solutions at the forum, which will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the patronage of President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde and 2011 Mo Ibrahim Laureate).
And one of the 50 exhibitors is a Zimbabwean, Simbarashe Mhuriro, has been selected to exhibit his game-changing solar innovations
Simbarashe Mhuriro is the founder and managing director of Oxygen Energy Private Limited, an independent power producer, and renewable energy development company that specializes in utility-scale power plants and commercial rooftop projects.
The AIS which serves as a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and a catalyst for coalition and action towards building robust innovation ecosystems in Africa, will this year focus on innovation as a tool to address Africa’s most pressing challenges.
The exhibition will showcase home-grown innovations on the continent. Dr. Olugbenga Adesida, Director of the AIS said: “it is heartwarming to see so many Africans engaged in trying to find solutions to the pressing challenges facing the continent. The hope which we have is to build the AIS into a platform that will support innovators, refine the ideas and scale them up across Africa and the World. Also important, we need all Africans, especially those with the power to act, to actively engage in building innovation-driven societies in Africa”.
Below are some of the AIS 2018 innovators:
Pidson Abaho, PedalTap, Uganda
James Dick, Food Security for Everyone, South Africa
Victor Shikoli, HYDROIQ, Kenya
Immanuel Hango, Chlorine Production Using Solar Energy, Namibia
Venuste Kubwimana, School Water Kiosks, Rwanda
Emmanuel Noah, BenBen, Ghana
Carlos dos Santos, IGRPWeb 1.0, Cape Verde
Jackline Kemigisa, Parliament Watch Uganda, Uganda
Chifungu Samazaka, Recyclebot, Zambia
Clement Mokoenene, Vehicle Energy Harvesting System (VEHS), South Africa
Bryan Mwangi, Pyro-Degrade Waste Management Solutions, Kenya
Simbarashe Mhuriro, Oxygen Energy Commercial Rooftop Solar Solutions, Zimbabwe
Tony Nyagah, Strauss Energy, Kenya
Ahmed Abbas, SunCity, Egypt
Zachary Mbuthia, Prosol Limited, Kenya
Zuko Mandlakazi Senso, South Africa
James Makumbi, The EpiTent, Uganda
Joan Nalubega, Union-Ganics (Uganics), Uganda
Dougbeh-Chris Nyan, The Nyan-Test, Liberia
Atef Ali, Sign Heroes, Egypt