Elizabeth Kperrun of Nigeria, CEO of Zenafri Limited, has developed award-winning apps and animated video content for children in Africa to help preserve African culture and improve multi-language learning skills.
Seema Kumar, Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Science Policy Communication at Johnson & Johnson, provides an overview of the Champions of Science initiative, launched in 2016 to engage the public in supporting and celebrating the impact of science in our daily lives, and the Africa Storytelling Challenge.
Levit Nudi of Kenya, a self-taught software developer, senior research scientist at Notonlab and instructor at the Africa Digital Media Institute, created the mobile app Tambua to thwart the use of counterfeit and substandard prescription medications, a prevalent issue in Africa.
Philippa Ngaju Makobore of Uganda is an electrical engineer and Department Head of the Instrumentation Division at the Uganda Industrial Research Institute. Philippa and a team of engineers designed the Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed (ECGF) Infusion Set, a prototype medical device that helps to safely and accurately regulate lifesaving IV fluids and drugs in low-resource settings in Uganda. This device drastically improves medical care for children throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Askwar Hilonga of Tanzania, a chemical engineer and lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, is the inventor of Nanofilter, a low-cost customized water filtration system designed to clean contaminated water in rural areas of Tanzania.
Maame Ekua Manful of Ghana, an academic research student from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, combined her passion for cooking and science into an entrepreneurial venture. Her budding start-up Sweetpot Yoghurt produces a sweet potato-flavored, fortified yogurt that addresses the issue of vitamin A deficiency syndrome, a problem prevalent in developing countries in Africa.