Below are the student ventures competing in the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge for the 2021 cohort. These teams hail from every continent and address all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Take a look at these student leaders and learn more about how they are changing the world for the better.
The Agbogblo.Shine Initiative is a social enterprise exploring solutions to Africa's largest electronic waste dump, Agbogbloshie. This social enterprise advocates for environmental awareness and climate action, helps dump workers to convert or upcycle trash into value added products such as art or high-end furniture. Supported by organizations such as the Ford Foundation, World Bank’s Climate Innovation Centre, they continue to pursue their objective of mitigation of the prevalent environmental degradation at the dumpsite.
Agrisol AgVenture provides agriculture graduates and high school dropouts with jobs in Ghana. We do this by producing biogas with waste from households, food vendors and farmlands and going further to make manure out of the sludge (residue from production). The biogas and manure are sold to farmers as a source of affordable and clean energy to help power their irrigation machines, and a healthier way to increase the quality and quantity of their produce respectively.