Smart Villages has announced finalists in the second annual Smart Villages Energy Innovation Challenge. Smart Villages would like to congratulate Andrew Kasujja, Ronnie Ssejjuko, Fred Tuhairwe of Uganda and Leticia George, Frank Kanizio and Simon Kalolo of Tanzania.
Building on last year’s success, this year’s competition challenged aspiring young East African entrepreneurs to come up with an idea for a social business powered by off-grid energy. Social businesses are financially sustainable and also deliver positive social impacts to the end user.
The six finalists have won a spot in the Cambridge Development Initiative’s (CDI) 2016 DAREnterprisers entrepreneurship training course and the opportunity to pitch to win $3000 in prize capital to help implement their idea.