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Published on 20 May 2022

Environment and digital equality: winners of our Solidarity FabLabs Challenge

As voted for by web users and visitors to the 2022 ChangeNOW Summit, the winners of our international Solidarity FabLabs Challenge were announced on 21 May live from our Orange stand. The competition, which takes place in 10 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, is aimed at young jobseekers and illustrates the Group’s commitment to the environment and digital equality.


« End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture ». This was the theme for the 15 “Agri Makers” projects selected by the Orange Foundation as part of the Solidarity FabLabs Challenge. This involved young people aged between 16 and 25 from 10 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East who had received free training in digital production from the Foundation. In recent months, they had developed their own responsible agriculture solutions using the digital tools available via their local Solidarity FabLab.



The Orange Foundation’s Solidarity FabLabs awards ceremony


Each of the three finalists selected by web users and the challenge jury joined the Orange stand to present their project during ChangeNOW 2022:


The high-frequency rocket to combat locust infestations,
developed at the Amman Solidarity FabLab (Jordan)

The aquaponics urban farming kit,
invented at the Lisungi Solidarity FabLab in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)




And this year’s winner is:

The Ghallaty Smart Harvesting Basket developed,

at the Solidarity FabLab at the Orange Digital Center in Rabat (Morocco)




Orange, partner of the 2022 ChangeNOW Summit


Now in its sixth year, the international ChangeNOW Summit welcomed entrepreneurs, large companies, public actors and heads of NGOs from all over the world from 19 to 21 May to present their initiatives supporting the ecological transition.

Orange partnered this year’s show. It’s a great opportunity for the Group to showcase its progress during the virtual roundtables, interactive conferences and various exhibitions taking place throughout the ChangeNOW summit.

Ecological transition and digital equality are at the heart of Orange’s Engage 2025 strategic plan, which combines economic performance, social responsibility and a robust environmental commitment.