Mobile entrepreneur Gilbert Mwiinga has released Constitution App, an ingenious tool that lets Zambian citizens participate in the country’s ongoing constitution-drafting process—effectively allowing almost any Zambian adult to help forge the nation.
Lost in Africa? No problem, your cellphone speaks African dialect. You just need to download an app called Bantu Babel to get you to the next hotel or restaurant. Two young developers have invented this mobile app for seven Zambian dialects. It is already being used by the U.S, Peace Corps. Other African languages will follow.
A Kenyan entrepreneur has adapted Hydroponics, a technique that allows to grow plants without soil, to African climate. The technique that traditionally needs an energy intensive climate control, now allows to grow plants in simple sheds without the use of electricity.
YouTube resources for Afrisol Energy, winner of the Inaugural Off-Grid Energy Challenge, a competition organized by the United States African Development Foundation and General Electric to identify the most promising sustainable business models in the African region.
In Kenya, hiring private security is common practice, but verifying staff attendance remains a cumbersome, costly process. Meet Kate Kiguru, the mobile entrepreneur aiming to revolutionize the business of keeping Kenyan spaces safe.
An enterprising business has been recycling blood from a Maasai slaughterhouse to create biogas for cooking, thanks to business advice and financing from Kenya's Climate Innovation Center, an organization supported by the World Bank's infoDev. They even store the fuel in used tires, lessening the environmental impact of the operation. infoDev supports world-changing innovation by helping entrepreneurs with hands-on business coaching, access to early-stage financing and better entrepreneurship environments.
Benjamin Lyon tells us about Kopo-Kopo - a mobile app founded with the idea to improve access to financial products in resource-poor countries back in the summer of 2010.