The problem

The region now accounts for more than half the world’s extreme poor. Forecasts indicate that by 2030, nearly 9 in 10 extremely poor people will live in Sub-Saharan Africa

Our solution

Our goal is to catalyse the creation of 5 small and medium businesses per year with capacities to employ ten to fifty people in their value chain. Our prototypes can create more than 500 jobs.

Prototypes produced by the centre has the capability to provide about 500 jobs each year, thereby reducing unemployment and poverty.

Some of our activities in this area include:

  • Retraining in renewable energy technologies
  • Provision of support and technical services to startups via co-location and access to practical scientific information
  • Promoting and advocating green businesses for social and environmental sustainability

See how we engage communities | See our technology and prototypes

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