By Felix Omondi
The winners of the 7th Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize 2017 in Africa and the Middle East have been announced.
Orange through this program gives prize rewards to innovative startups with ICT solutions that digitally improve their immediate community. The prize is awarded to innovative ICT solutions within the fields of healthcare, farming, education, mobile payment, and sustainable growth. This year’s winners were as follows:
1st Place Winners: Manzer Partazer from Madagascar
This startup has come up with an ICT solution to reduce food waste; because there is always someone somewhere with too much food and looking to a place to throw it away, yet someone in a different place is starving and is looking for food in vain. Partazer’s solution links the two. On one end you will find restaurants, hotels, and supermarkets while on the opposite end you will find orphanages and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The platform matches the two and ensures no food goes to waste.
2nd Place Winners: City Taps from Niger
People living in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Niger have trouble getting clean taped water supply. Reason being they cannot afford to Click here to read entire article