The 11th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East rewards four winning projects out of our 14 finalists. The names were revealed during the AfricaTech Festival, which took place on 9 November during an e-awards ceremony hosted by Élizabeth Tchoungui, Executive Director CSR, Diversity and Philanthropy and Deputy Chair for the Orange Foundation and Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa.
The winner of the International Women’s Prize:
The Mmaabo App (Botswana) - a maternity platform to support women throughout their pregnancy and following childbirth.
The winner receives 20 000 euros.
The winners of the International Grand Prix are:
3rd prize : Agrinect (Botswana) - Agrinect is a digital company that reduces the cost of marketing and transporting agricultural products in Botswana and across Africa by connecting farmers with their target market.
The winner receives 10 000 euros.
2nd prize : Kumulus (Tunisia) – Kumulus produces machines that are the size of a mini fridge and which produce 30 liters of drinking water a day using only solar energy and the natural humidity in the air.
The winner receives 15 000 euros.
1st prize : OuiCare (Cameroon) – an electronic health record that gives people access to their medical data and enables doctors to see their patients’ current health status and medical background.
The winner receives 25 000 euros.
Le POESAM 2021 en quelques chiffres
1,679 applications collected
48 national winners
4 prizes awarded