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Zimbabwean Innovator To Exhibit At Africa Innovation Summit

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Zimbabwean Innovator To Exhibit At Africa Innovation Summit

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 founder and managing director of Oxygen Energy Private Limited

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

Tawanda started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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