Africa Prize Shortlist

2022

The innovations represented in the 2022 shortlist tackle challenges central to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, such as better access to healthcare, reducing waste, improving energy efficiency and financial inclusion.

The Africa Prize supports some of the brightest minds tackling global challenges and improving economic prosperity and quality of life.

The complete list of shortlisted technologies and candidates is as follows:

VacciBox

Norah Magero, Kenya

Winner

A mobile and solar-powered fridge that safely stores temperature-sensitive medicine such as vaccines, to be used by travel clinics and for transport.

Solimi Prepaid Card

Gaël Matina Egbidi, Togo

Finalist

A Visa-backed card that does not require users to bank with one specific bank, giving unbanked individuals access to the digital economy. 

HYENA POWER POD

Dr Jack Fletcher, South Africa

Finalist

A fuel-cell based hydrogen generator that converts LPG into usable electricity, all within one device.

Crib A’Glow

Virtue Oboro, Nigeria

Finalist

Foldable photo-therapy cribs that treat jaundice in newborns. The crib can operate on solar or grid power, and monitors the baby’s condition

Terawork

Femi Taiwo, Nigeria

One to Watch Winner

An online platform that connects users to freelancers, so small business owners can find and safely outsource key skills such as coding and accounting.

A-Lite Vein Locator

Dr Julius Mubiru, Uganda

One to Watch candidate

A device that maps patients’ veins out as shadows on their skin, helping medical staff insert a drip or draw blood more easily.

Agelgil

Afomia Andualem, Ethiopia

One to Watch candidate

A sustainable range of packaging and tableware made from agricultural by-products such as barley and wheat straw.

Aquaponics Hub

Lawrencia Kwansah, Ghana

One to Watch candidate

A kit for new users to set up their own aquaponics system, complete with smart sensors to monitor crops and fish, and an online marketplace to sell produce.

Bleaglee

Juveline Ngum, Cameroon

One to Watch candidate

A sustainable cooking system that includes a smokeless cookstove made from recycled metal scraps, and bio-briquettes made from plastic and biomass waste.

Coldbox Store

Adekoyejo Kuye, Nigeria

One to Watch candidate

An off-grid cold storage solution for farmers to store and sell fresh produce without relying on the electrical grid.

Genesis Care

Catherine Wanjoya, Kenya

One to Watch candidate

A system to dispense and later dispose of feminine hygiene products. The system is installed to give young girls access to affordable products.

HoBeei

Mariam Eluma, Nigeria

One to Watch candidate

An online free-cycle platform where users can upload unwanted or unused items in exchange for virtual currency with which to purchase other goods with.

Kukia

Divin Kouebatouka, The Republic of the Congo

One to Watch candidate

A process that transforms the invasive water hyacinth plant into an absorptive fibre that can clean up oil spills and stop oil leaks on land or water.

Peec REM

Philip Kyeswa, Uganda

One to Watch candidate

A remote monitoring and metering system for off-grid solar installations. It also alerts utilities to blackouts or tampering.

SolarPocha

Oluwatobi Oyinlola, Nigeria

One to Watch candidate

An outdoor workstation, a solar-powered space where students can connect to WiFi and off-grid electricity.

TelMi

Fabrice Tueche, Cameroon

One to Watch candidate

A set of devices that help nurses monitor patients, respond to alarms, and collect data in order to improve workflow and response times.