Africa is without a doubt the continent with the largest number of developing countries with large poverty levels. Technological innovation, however, is the key to improving Africa’s state of development. This is the reason that certain good willed organizations such as Africa’s Movers and Shakers meet with the purpose of making Africa a better place to be live for generations to come.
Their most recent meeting held at the World Economic Forum in Kigali Rwanda, where the discussion entailed how the digital economy can propel the radical change the continent needs.
Despite the desperate need for the African continent to be digitized. If it is to compete with other first world countries in the future it is important to consider at what cost. By cost, the resources needed to develop the continent technologically is not the main concern but rather the cost to the environment.… Read the rest
She Leads Africa Sustainable Living: A Rousing Platform For Young African Women
Women across Africa have been left behind for a long time as far as matters to do with entrepreneurship and development, in general, is concerned. It is the recognition of this gap that Yasmin Belo-Osagie in conjunction with her business partner, Afua Osei, founded She Lead Africa (SLA) back in 2014. The two young women armed with creative minds as well as a vast network developed over their travels around the earth decided to set the ball rolling from their humble beginnings in Lagos, Nigeria.
She Leads Africa provides a platform on which entrepreneurial ideas for young women. These ideas across Africa are shared, nurtured and even ultimately developed into thriving businesses. The organization followed the trials and tested business incubator model where the focus is on start-up companies run by women.… Read the rest
With the increased need for sustainable and eco-friendly practices, it is no surprise that one of the biggest proponents of solar energy and other renewable forms of energy is the government. The government may offer benefits and incentives to encourage and motivate people to use off-grid home solar system power.
Homeowners and other property owners have two options when it comes to solar power; off-grid systems and on-grid solar power systems.
The off-grid home solar systems, also known as stand-alone solar power systems are not connected in any way to the grid. The solar system is responsible for catering to the electricity needs of the home/building. To buy one of these systems you need to make sure you get the proper size system and according to SolarGenerator.guide, you should calculate carefully.… Read the rest
Time and tides wait for no man so goes the adage. Paul Chambers has made living on top of the Australian Bush with his wife Sarah a sustainable living project since their apartment is made of two shipping containers. He has done several developments from that time to spice up our lives!
Reason Of Making The Developments
We are not a couple who will move out of our relationship soon. We are industrious and believe the model of the current economy is not sustainable. We do interact with others in exchange of knowledge and experiences that teach us how to build a sustainable home.
It has been an uphill task since money, time and effort. It feels good having stepped out of the Ferris wheel and living more lightly.… Read the rest
Necessity has always been known to be the inspiration for innovation. Hence, some people saw the need for having the largest computer that ran on solar power energy. Also, the computer would have the capabilities that would equal the capacities of a computer that can achieve the power of quantum-enabled gadgets. Also, the project initiates by the primary aim of assisting Africans who reside in the continent of Africa and specifically in the rural regions.
The computer that goes by the name Walty Funding was brought into existence courtesy of a Spanish-Italian start-up. The primary mission of the start-up was to provide clean water, electricity and also internet services that could be able to change the economy as well as the lives of economies across the African region that is rural.… Read the rest
The concept of green revolution dates back to the early 1930s. When large-scale mechanization and adoption of technological innovations was embraced as a way to improve crop yields and overall agricultural efficiency. Among the important drivers of this movement include people like the geneticist Nazareno Strampelli and Norman Borlaug. Who has been recognized as the “father of the green revolution.”
Norman was eventually awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his extensive work. That reformed the irrigation techniques, farm management, distribution of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and other farm inputs that contribute to high yielding crops.… Read the rest
In today’s world, products get shipped to our place of business or our home on a regular basis. Have you ever thought about how these products are packaged? What happens to the packaging when the item is received? Are the packages reusable, recyclable, or sustainable packaging to protect our environment? Sustainable packaging is the way of the future.
Consumers should prefer and demand corporations to be environmentally friendly. The use of such materials is the way forward for companies wishing to enhance their brand image through active engagement in sustainable packaging practices.
The image below clearly describes items that are not recyclable and reasons why they are not. Education is a big step towards becoming environmentally-friendly. One has to create the awareness before change can happen.… Read the rest
Water is a valuable resource in our environment. Small adjustments done daily on our routines can make a big difference when it comes to conserving water. Water conservation is a practice that is being done everywhere even in areas where there is an abundance of water.
By conserving water, we can prevent water pollution and also cut down on water bills. There are many ways as well as approaches in which you can save water in your environs. When you are not using water, make sure to close taps to save water and also fix drips from water taps to avoid wasting water.
You can also opt to take shorter showers to reduce the amount of water that gets wasted. You can also choose to invest in water-efficient goods like shower heads, toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers.… Read the rest
Over the recent past, one of the most popular narratives championed by socioeconomic reformers is the one that advocates for sustainable lifestyle choices. Numerous non-governmental agencies, social enterprises as well as organizations have been at the forefront driving the message of going green.
The idea that there are ways we can comfortably meet all our current economic and social needs without necessarily depleting natural resources for future generation has been gradually gaining traction in all regions of the globe. Most governments around the world are now recognizing the importance of this paradigm shift to sustainability and are even supporting the efforts to adopt technological innovations that embrace conservation.
Despite this, very few people on the ground understand the meaning of sustainable living and how they can participate individually.… Read the rest
It is no mystery that Africa is known to be the continent with the highest number of under-developed and developing countries. One of the major factors that make this fact reality is the lack of sustainable power. Most people sit back in their little towns and complain about their governments’ incompetence. As well as the squandering of public funds rather than using it to provide electricity to their villages and homesteads.
Otherwise known as rural electrification. What if you did not have to depend on electricity wired from an unknown location that you did not know? What if you could generate your electricity from a source that never goes out, is affordable and green? Well, with a solar power generator, you can achieve these goals.… Read the rest
The world has opted to make” green” their best color of choice which leads having cities, household and so on having the green color. The word green has been on everyone’s lips since with it life becomes safe and sustainable, the economy is stable, and energy is very efficient.
Known as the thought of architecture that encourages the use of sustainable energy, using energy in a suitable manner and the recycling and safety usage of building materials and more so the position of the building in a way that tries to create a difference to the environment. Africa is not behind in this “go green movement” that the world state. That shows how the go green has created an impact.
After conducting my research, I discovered that ‘green’ architecture means differently Africa than it does in America and other European Countries.… Read the rest
World’s most talented designers hail from South Africa, and collection of proving to support the facts are here with us. Starting with a collection of shipping containers that are reconstructed to build an orphanage known as New Jerusalem Orphanage. That shows sustainable design in the Karoo Wilderness Centre which is the country’s first Hemp House. Whereby it shows how diversity has occurred in the building industry.
A unique selection of materials which are fused together to bring sustainable designs is used hence placing the country at a better position globally and pleasing people from the locality.… Read the rest
Salim Visram is the name behind Soular company, a visionary twenty-three-year-old who touch and inspired by how poverty struck children in rural areas in Kenya where unable to adequately conduct their studies due to inadequate light energy. This observation made her take it upon herself to develop a solution which entailed a Solar-powered backpack.
Visram through her Soular product which is the Solar-powered backpack has not only to decrease the expense incurred by African children. Through the regular purchase of kerosene to fuel carcinogenic kerosene lamps and worked on reducing the vicious cycle of poverty. That hinders African children from furthering their studies, by providing a source of sustainable energy.
The Soular is launching their all-new one for one model set for sale across North America.… Read the rest