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Uganda’s SolarNow Raises USD 740,000 From The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity
2 months ago

Uganda’s SolarNow Raises USD 740,000 From The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity

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On Friday 26th, The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) announced that nine companies from seven countries will receive more than US$9 million to support projects that expand financial …
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Uganda’s SafeBoda and UgaBus Shortlisted For The 4th AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
2 months ago

Uganda’s SafeBoda and UgaBus Shortlisted For The 4th AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

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Neopenda Wins USD 30,000 for the UN Women She Innovates Prize for Gender-Responsive Innovation
2 months ago

Neopenda Wins USD 30,000 for the UN Women She Innovates Prize for Gender-Responsive Innovation

Neopenda, a startup that’s innovating medical technologies for high-growth emerging markets, starting with a wearable neonatal vital signs monitor has named recipient for this year’s UN Women She Innovates Prize for …
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Two Ugandans Shortlisted For Africa’s Premier Award for Her Youngest Entrepreneurs
2 months ago

Two Ugandans Shortlisted For Africa’s Premier Award for Her Youngest Entrepreneurs

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The Anzisha Prize awards young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities.  Selected from a pool of over 600 …
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Local Rescue Digital Network ‘Yunga’ Wins Uganda’s Edition of the Justice Innovation Competition
3 months ago

Local Rescue Digital Network ‘Yunga’ Wins Uganda’s Edition of the Justice Innovation Competition

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Yunga, a local rescue digital network for neighbors that allows them to communicate to each other in real time in case of an attack or emergences has been announced winners …
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Uganda’s DigiHealth named Best Innovation in Health Winner at the Second Edition of Women in Africa Summit
3 months ago

Uganda’s DigiHealth named Best Innovation in Health Winner at the Second Edition of Women in Africa Summit

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The second edition of Women in Africa (WIA) Initiative summit opened Thursday in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, under the theme Looking at Africa with confidence, believing in its talents

The …
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Uganda’s Sanitation Venture ‘Joelex’ Selected for Amref Africa’s Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator
3 months ago

Uganda’s Sanitation Venture ‘Joelex’ Selected for Amref Africa’s Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator

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JOELEX, a social enterprise that makes sanitation accessible, affordable for the urban poor in Kampala by building and operating toilets and showers within slums and market institution has been selected …
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Women in Science Awarded at Uganda’s Edition of Africa Science Week
3 months ago

Women in Science Awarded at Uganda’s Edition of Africa Science Week

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The Next Einstein Forum’s (NEF) Africa Science Week (ASW), which is Africa’s annual weeklong celebration of science and technology with thousands of individuals from students, to scientists to technologists actively …
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The investment company I&P Développement 2 Reaches it’s Final Closing and Accelerates the Launch of 10 Impact Funds in sub-Saharan Africa
3 months ago

The investment company I&P Développement 2 Reaches it’s Final Closing and Accelerates the Launch of 10 Impact Funds in sub-Saharan Africa

Following a first closing at €9.5 million in October 2015, IPDEV 2 realized its final closing at €11.5 million, bringing its equity to €21 million. This final closing brings together …
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Simple & Robust Hearing Assessment App ‘Wulira’ Launched at the Can You Hear, Workshop
3 months ago

Simple & Robust Hearing Assessment App ‘Wulira’ Launched at the Can You Hear, Workshop

Wulira App, a mobile phone-based hearing loss assessment application that allows audiologic assessment using pure tones to be conducted within 5 minutes has been launched officially at a workshop dubbed Can …
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