About WACEE Challenge 2019
Prelude to WACEE, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana) organized an idea challenge dubbed, “WACEE Challenge” to encourage ideas on innovative approaches in the West African energy and environmental ecosystems to launch the new concept of the West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference (WACEE 2019).
The “WACEE Challenge” aimed at ground-breaking ideas and strategies to create a sustainable West African energy and environment ecosystem. This initiative is in line with the theme of the 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production”.
Among the contestants were numerous start-ups, NGOs, schools, and companies within the West African sub-region. The winners had the opportunity to present their idea at the opening of the WACEE conference and were also invited to exhibit their solutions alongside leading industry experts at the WACEE’19 trade fair. The winners were offered the WACEE stages platform and exhibition booths to also engage directly with the WACEE’19 visitors.
WACEE'19 CHALLENGE WINNERS
Magnanimous Earthbound Solutions Limited
It is an agricultural technology company that offers soil-fewer farming solutions for farmers via Aeroponics systems. The Nigerian start-up produces water and energy-efficient Aeroponics systems for screen houses which reduce the quantity of water required for farming by 95%. Moreover, the utilized pressurized irrigation system enables the production of energy.
BIOTRI / GLOBAL BIOTEK
Is a start-up from Togo which is active in the space of circular economy. BIOTRI improves the agriculture sector as it engages in the production of bio-pesticides based on natural microorganisms. As such it works towards solving the problems of crop-decaying diseases and provides the consumer with healthy food products.
Monamix is a Ghanaian start-up which produces charcoal briquettes from coconut waste for local and international use. Therefore, MONAMIX contributes to the reduction of waste generated by the coconut industry and decreases the depletion of natural resources. Furthermore, the start-up’s technique generates a clean and sustainable source of energy alleviating the amount of air pollution caused by charcoal fire in addition to creating jobs and revenue sources from the respective market.