Smart living: Livelihood

Solar­Pocha is a solar-pow­ered out­door work­space where stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­als can con­nect to both elec­tric­i­ty and the Inter­net and work com­fort­ably out­doors. The idea came about as part of a cre­ative group com­pe­ti­tion, and Oluwa­to­bi Oyin­lo­la lat­er decid­ed to put it into prac­tice in Nige­ria. After fur­ther devel­op­ment, Oyin­lo­la installed the first device at his …

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We are a team of a new, young gen­er­a­tion of Africans with an aver­age age of 27. Like many our age, we have seen our par­ents and grand­par­ents and those before them work tire­less­ly on farms in the coun­try, only to find that much of their fresh pro­duce has spoiled for lack of prop­er cold …

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Reed­di inno­v­a­tive­ly pro­vides clean ener­gy and relat­ed inno­va­tions at a price that indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es in ener­­gy-poor regions of the world can afford. Our solu­tion was devel­oped based on per­son­al expe­ri­ences grow­ing up in low-ener­­gy com­mu­ni­ties, as well as a com­pre­hen­sive ener­gy study we con­duct­ed to design our ener­gy sys­tem. With Reed­di Cap­sule, any­one can …

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Zuhu­ra Solu­tions is a social enter­prise based in Kenya that aims to inno­vate and inspire the infor­mal food sec­tor for socio-eco­nom­ic change by pro­vid­ing sus­tain­able renew­able ener­gy solu­tions and a data-dri­ven smart ener­gy man­age­ment sys­tem to sup­port street ven­dors in Kenya. We have devel­oped and suc­cess­ful­ly test­ed our first solu­tion, the Hal­isi Trol­ley. It is powered …

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Lack of prop­er, well-designed on-farm and off-farm stor­age facil­i­ties and unre­li­able elec­tric­i­ty sup­ply pre­vent small­hold­er farm­ers and oth­er food sup­ply chain actors from extend­ing the shelf life of crops. Niger­ian small­hold­er farm­ers and sup­ply chain actors pro­duce 23 mil­lion tonnes of fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles worth US$4 bil­lion per year, of which an aver­age of …

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In Kam­pala, Ugan­da, there are cur­rent­ly more than 100,000 unli­censed street ven­dors work­ing in unsafe con­di­tions and with uncer­tain busi­ness prospects. Musana Carts are street vend­ing carts that are solar pow­ered, equipped with access to elec­tric­i­ty and an upgrad­ed cook stove, and save three tons of car­bon emis­sions per year. Along with the cart itself, …

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Smart­phones have tak­en over our lives. Did you know that the aver­age smart­phone user spends more than 4 hours a day on their phone? ChargeKo Tech­nolo­gies Lim­it­ed is a mar­ket leader in the pro­vi­sion of elec­tric charg­ing solu­tions. We offer a vari­ety of mobile charg­ing kiosks, charg­ing lock­ers and oth­er mobile charg­ing solutions.