The African continent has the world's poorest health care systems to combat prevalent ailments and diseases such as HIV, TB, Mental Health, Maternal Health, Ebola and most recently Covid-19. These disease have large impacts particularly on children and women. We are seeking digital tools, innovations (including apps and other mobile/web/data enabled tech) for these important health care areas that can inform, educate, communicate and connect people to treatment, support and care through their reach and information and improve health outcomes.
Managing packaging waste from the increasing consumption in Africa is a challenge for many communities. We are seeking sustainable innovations that will better address waste management, environmental conservation, and other innovations that has the potential to reduce or eliminate waste and better protect the environment.
Africa is significantly burdened by the challenges of insecurity. People, communities, regions and countries are being threatened regularly. We are looking for innovations (this can include apps, softwares, hardwares) that has the potential to make people and places safer. This innovation can be in the areas of surveillance, tracking devices among others.