The Jury

Monique Ntumngia

Monique Ntumngia is a sustainable entrepreneur and human rights advocate for climate-gender justice. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and promoting sustainable development in Africa with the use of renewable energy. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Green Girls Organisation a Pan-African social enterprise that uses AI to identify the specific clean energy problems faced by women and girls in African rural communities and uses the data to provide…

Dr. Effah Antwi

Dr. Effah Antwi is a Research Scientist currently working with Natural Resources Canada at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor and Project Coordinator at the University of Tokyo; and has also worked at the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability in Tokyo, Japan. During this time in Japan, Dr. Effah co-authored and served as co-investigator of a five-year Japan International Cooperation…

Foluke Michael

Foluke is a Project Management Expert, IBM Enterprise Design Thinker and Sustainable Development Goals Implementer. For Over 15 years, she has helped children and youths to develop their talents. She promotes and prepares them to lead positive changes in the future. She has strong passion for the women empowerment arts, culture and creative enterprise development. In addition to founding Creative Youth Community Development Initiative and Solution17…

The Winners

1st Prize Winner

Agridat Ventres


Bees in Trees

The objective of Agridat Ventures is to protect bee populations for plant pollination and pure natural honey production for farmers, urban and rural households respectively.

As a result, a beehive on trees will be integrated with an agroforestry system, where the bees will aid in plant pollination and produce pure natural honey, which will be used to produce ecological consumer goods.

The impact will be measured by the increase in farm yield, the number of trees planted in the system and the pollination period of plants, as well as number of jobs created.

2nd Prize Winner

Fibre Trans-Waste


Menstrual Hygiene Products from Organic Waste

Fiber trans-waste is an early social enterprise that promises to improve the menstrual hygiene of women in rural communities by recycling waste from sugarcane and maize husk to produce organic sanitary pads.

The projects will be focusing on the Upper East Region of Ghana, specifically Builsa North Districts, as that is one of the areas significantly affected by mistral poverty.

The raw material for the biodegradable fabrics will be gathered from agro-waste products like corn and sugarcane husk (waste) to prevent emissions caused by burning them.

3rd Prize Winner

The Waste Gobbler


Waste Separation on Rivers & Recycling

The goal of the Waste Gobbler Project (WGP) is to build a sustainable system (powered by solar) that would retrieve about 250 tons of municipal solid waste entering the sea at the intersection between the Korle lagoon and the sea every year.

The project also aims to provide jobs for community members, especially the youth and women through the creation of a sorting center where waste collection and audit will be done.

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