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TrashOff

1st prize

Country of deployment

Liberia

Category

Other

TrashOff is a technological eco-green platform aimed at bridging the gap between trash makers and trash disposal workers. We thrive in anticipation of a vibrant community where trash makers and trash collectors are active participants in laying the template for a green environment. This project fits the combined categories of health, sanitation, energy, and agriculture.

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SportsLIB

2nd prize

Country of deployment

Liberia

Category

Other

Liberia is an emerging democracy, striving on significant progress following years of civil war. Liberians are enjoying over a decade of peace and unity with sports playing a significant role. In Liberia, many sports events including the National County Meet have been played to stimulate reconciliation and foster unity. As Liberia moves towards the digital era and embrace digital inclusion, it is paramount that technology serves as an agent of socioeconomic development, and a tool to strengthen unity. According to a recent report from the National Telecommunication Agency, Mobile penetration stands at 75% while Internet penetration is at 21%. In a recent poll we conducted, 86% of respondents answered YES to being a sports follower while 78% of them indicated their support for sport in Liberia. We understand that access to information, news, data and updates regarding sport in Liberia can help nurture growth, attract investment and open up its potential. As such, we are building a platform that promotes local sports leagues, showcases potential young talents to the world, and serve as a trusted repository of sports data that will be relevant to the sporting world including stakeholders and policymakers. The platform will help Users access information like live scores, league tables, calendar and news around sports in Liberia. With SportsLib, we envision a platform that captures both the successes and glory of local sports, the core and the details, the data, the preparation and the show. We envision a hub for sports information and a frontier in the modern sports revolution in Liberia. It is our aim to make local sporting information accessible to everyone, everywhere in Liberia and beyond, at their own convenience. SportsLib is an initiative of Tech Squad Liberia, a 21st century ICT firm in Liberia. A team of creatives, designers, artists and digital wizards whose envision an economy where technology is seen as agents of development and not just entertainment.

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AgriWATTS... #1 Food Bank #EatingWithDignity

3rd prize

Country of deployment

Liberia

Category

Agriculture

Given that Liberia has an excellent climate, soil and huge potential for food production, then why food is not affordable and accessible all year-round? Why are there lots of garbage and undignified selling conditions for market women in Redlight, Duala and Waterside markets? Also, US$5M vanishes from the Liberian economy every year – where does this money go? You will be shocked to know that the answer to all of these questions is “post-harvest loss.” So, our idea is harnessing the power of solar energy and waste to energy (WTE) technologies by transforming the wastes created in the market places, and the availability of the sun into clean energy in order to provide market women in Redlight, Duala and Waterside markets with the enhanced food storage facility and clean environment. At AgriWATTS, we operate as a social venture to give these market women a sense of DIGNITY. We have set ambitious targets of impacting 10 million people living in the 2014 ebola-affected Mano River Union (MRU) region by 2025: empowering local farmers to grow more food, creating employment opportunities for youths, cataloging market women in a database to provide food distribution service with a simplified user-friendly mobile operation, making seasonal food available all year-round and making the market easily accessible and affordable for consumers thereby aiding in the reduction of prices on the market. With initial investment, our goal is to coordinate the distribution of food along the chain from harvest on farms to markets in an effort to solve the problem of post-harvest loss in Liberia, at the same time maximize profits. That impact falls on you – do or make someone to #EatClean! And #SellWithDignity! We have provided a short, 3-min video to share with you regarding our targeted impact; we welcome you to click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_NOHYojaBU&index=2&list=LLUOTFb_fS_PdtBhwgo4_4vQ&t=12s