THE 1st EDITION
Africa Basque Challenge (ABC)
The Africa Basque Challenge (ABC) calls for innovative and creative solutions from young people in the Basque Country and Kenya that bridge the urban-rural gap. ABC provides a platform for intercultural co-creation, learning, idea development and start-up founding.
ABC was created thanks to the existing relationships between Africa and the Basque Country. It is a partnership between foundations, academic institutions and companies from both Kenya and the Basque Country.
This collaboration aims to promote new socio-business realities co-created by young people who collaborate on an intercultural level.
MEET THE WINNING TEAMS
House of Coco (HOCO)
This company plans to produce sustainable construction stones and bricks made out of coconut waste which impacts positively to the environment.
VAA - “Slow Fashion”
Plans to promote African fashion with an international e-commerce.
Africa to Manufacture (ATM)
The team plans to empower rural women through value addition on cassava production and transformation.
Concerned with the environment degradation due to the use of charcoal. The company plans to produce briquets to be used in households instead of charcoal.
OTHER PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
Sustainable tourism through glamourous camping.
This is a social innovation plans to ensure that women and girls in rural areas have access to safe and re-usable sanitary pads.
Africa to the world (A2W)
The team plans to create a company able to trace agricultural products, to connect farmers to buyers with 4.0. technology.
A platform to connect general population to skilled manual workers in carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc.
Barú Baru Taude
Digital platform to promote tourism in areas not yet known to many tourist agencies.
System of eco-motorbike, recharged by solar panels.
This is company planning to provide new technological solution with block chain to the access to micro-financing.
What People Said
Bringing youth from different…
Bringing youth from different continents to share their cultural experiences and work together in finding solutions to the present challenges in the world is gratifying.Dr. Ezekiel Mutua
Through @AfricaBasque I had…
Through @AfricaBasque I had an opportunity to form a multicultural team from the Basque country (Spain) to work on a project that seeks to use agricultural waste products as an alternative for charcoal.Ezra Muinde
Met participants of @AfricaBasque…
Met participants of @AfricaBasque today. Impressed by the challenges and the innovative problem solving I heard! Good luck and may the best idea win.Pat.I.Am
Creativity is critical for…
Creativity is critical for success as an entrepreneur. Take a risk. Fall, start again. " Ms Ivy Karushi AkiAki
Africa is asking us…
Africa is asking us something, to be authentic." Stellamaris Mulaeh - CEO of Act for Change.Stella Maris
As a technology leader,…
As a technology leader, IBM helps boost capabilities in Africa by developing local skills and talent, " @nnesbitt remarks at the official launch of the @AfricaBasqueNesbitt IBM