Rwandan nominated for Rwf160m Innovation Prize

A Rwandan entrepreneur, Henri Nyakarundi, who developed a renewable energy App that helps connect rural communities to solar-power device charging and internet has featured on a list of top 10 nominees for the African Innovation Foundation (AIF)’s 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA).

Nyakarundi created Shiriki Hubwhich is a Smart Solar Kiosk powered by solar panels and equipped with large capacity batteries, sensors of Internet of things and a custom designed router, offering device charging, and low-cost connectivity among other services.

His innovation, organisers say, is an ideal solution for digital connectivity to rural populations and temporal settlements such as refugee camps.

Full article: The New Times




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