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06/11/2018

Digital services in the service of sustainable development in Africa

The finale of the RFI Challenge App Africa

The African RFI challenge App aims to provide innovative solutions for sustainable development in Africa through the creation of mobile applications or any other numerical service.

Organized in partnership with Societe Generale, the third edition received more than 300 application files.

The members of the jury, including Florent Youzan of the Societe Generale Dakar Innovation Lab, selected the three finalists and will award the winner on November 13th in Cotonou, Benin.

Tiam Erik Gyslains for Agropad, Serge Auguste Zaongo for Saaga and Steeve Camara for WeFly agri are the finalists of the RFI Challenge App Africa.

Agropad is a smart irrigation system project that also makes solar energy the main power supply of its systems. SAAGGA, from Burkina Faso, is a smart irrigation system too, but with the advantage of being modular, with an adapted price range depending on the size of the plot and the needs of the farmers. And last, WeFly agri is a start-up which drones allow a precise reading of agricultural lands. 

They will have about 15 minutes each to pitch their project in front of the jury. After deliberating, the laureate will be presented during the RFI radio show "C'est pas du vent".

The winner will be granted a 15 000€ check and the opportunity to develop its service in several African countries.