In Ethiopia, one company is gaining momentum on the path towards green growth. Alphasol Energy, an Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) client, has developed several effective ways to unleash the country’s green potential. Alphasol Energy, an Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) client, offers integrated, locally relevant clean energy solutions that combine micro-hydropower, biofuels, and solar power. With each micro-hydropower project, Alphosol is able to generate enough energy to power schools, churches, and up to 40 local households.
Ernest Chitechi, business consultant for the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), talks about innovation, climate technology, and the catalyzing role of the Kenya CIC on the TV show ‘Road to Success.’
New Climate Innovation Center launched to jumpstart clean-tech and climate-smart agriculture ventures in Ethiopia
A new World Bank–supported business hub, the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), was launched on March 27, 2014 in Addis Ababa to support pioneering clean technology enterprises that address climate change while creating jobs and improving livelihoods.
Last week was International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Each year, the World Bank recognizes women who have made an impact in their communities. This year two of our young Senegalese entreprenuer women caught the World Bank’s attention for their innovative thinking.
March 27 will mark the official launch of the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), a new business hub designed to support local clean energy and climate technology ventures and create green jobs in the region.
The Kenya Climate Innovation Center identifies and supports groundbreaking technologies and innovative business models that can turn climate challenges into opportunities for sustainable growth. It is the first of its kind in the world and in December, a little over a year after its launch, it was time to take stock of its main successes, challenges and lessons learned.
Kate Mahugu, cofounder of Shopsoko made quite an impression when she was in Washington, DC for our 2013 Mobile Startup Camp. She not only impressed infoDev but has caught the attention of global corporations and well-established organizations. There's no stopping her as she's determined to let others know about local artisans in developing countries.
m:lab East Africa—the Nairobi-based mobile innovation hub supported by infoDev—is one of seven organizations to win a grant from the Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF). The fund is awarded to organizations that support social and impact enterprises with a focus on creating sustainable impacts for underserved communities.
Fresh off a string of recent successes—being a VentureOut Challenge finalist, presenting at DEMOAfrica, pitching at the 1776 Challenge Cup Tour in Cape Town—GoMetro CEO Justin Coetzee chats with us about the evolving field of startups building smarter cities.