Tag Archives: #TEFGREEN

  • Jama Yassin: Transforming Somaliland One Crop At A Time

    The greatest revolutions in history often started with the smallest decisions. Growing up with a desire to improve the standard of living in Somaliland, Jama Yassin defied the norms by choosing a business path that was unconventional in his community. He talked to the Tony Elumelu Foundation team about his inspiration, his business growth and …

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  • Shabbirali Mussa: Solving the Waste Challenge of Tanzania

    From Arusha to Dar es Salaam, over every 5 mins walk you will find a plastic bag (polythene) on the road or in a drainage leading to pollution. In Tanzania, a devastating amount of over a million polythene plastic bags are used each year. Only a small percentage of these plastic bags are used again …

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  • Energy from Waste: Greenpact’s Leroy Mwasaru is Driving Social Impact in Kenya

    As a high school student of Maseno School, Young Leroy Mwasaru started Greenpact when his school faced a problem of a faulty sewer system. The sewer problem polluted nearby sources of domestic water for the neighboring community, sparking a demonstration against the school. In a bid to provide solution to this problem, Leroy and his …

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  • Lawrence Hoba and EnraPower are the Solution to Zimbabwe’s Power Problems.

    Zimbabwe requires about 1 600 megawatts (MW) of electricity daily, but the country’s electricity body, ZESA’s five power stations at Hwange, Kariba, Harare, Munyati and Bulawayo generate less than 1 000MW. As a result, serious operational constraints have been evident. Harare Power Station has been producing 25 MW of electricity a day on average, while …

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  • Amani Katana is Making Waste a Resource Through Garb Tech

    Few weeks ago, Amani Katana was part of the 1,000 Young African Leaders in Washington DC who listened to Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, CON share his journey through life and business. Amani says he could relate with the journey “He’s story resembles the stories of many successful entrepreneurs. Likewise, When I started my waste management …

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  • The Boy from Bangui & His Romance with the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme

    While growing up in Bangui, the capital of war-torn Central African Republic, Gabino Guerengomba and his family would strive to fully utilize the electricity when it came on for just four hours every day across the entire town. The rationing was because Enerca, short for Energie Centrafricaine, the national energy utility company had to be …

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  • Winning Wednesday with Gabino Guerengomba

    Our entrepreneur, Gabino Guerengomba’s revolutionary solar module was first released after the TEF Forum on September 18th 2015 at the Pennsylvania smart Infrastructure collaboration center. The success there was so tremendous that his business was convened to the country of Benin for a Energy and Infrastructure trade mission. He has as a result signed a USD 80 Million MOU to …

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  • My TEF Story: James Kariuki

    Name: James KariukiCountry: KenyaSector:  Clean cook stoves and fuel/Renewable sustainable clean energy. It has been great being part of the Tony Elumelu Foundation family, thanks to an awesome team and Chairman. I have received first class entrepreneurship training, my business plan has been professionally evaluated by Accenture, and I have a 1000 cohort mentor support …

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