MultiChoice is calling on climate change activists and innovators in Africa to submit nominations for the prestigious Earthshot Award.
January 13, 2023
LIBREVILLE, January 13 (Infosplusgabon) – The Earthshot Prize, a global environmental prize that aims to find, accelerate and scale revolutionary solutions to repair and restore the planet, has launched a search for revolutionary solutions to solve the world’s biggest environmental challenges in 2023.
MultiChoice, the official broadcast partner in Africa and a member of the Global Earthshot Awards Alliance, invites applications from African organizations, companies, governments and individuals who are scaling up and doing effective work in the field. Potential nominees can enter one of five Earthshot Award categories, namely: Protect and restore nature, clean our air, revitalize our oceans, build a zero-waste world and fix our climate. The prize is awarded to five winners each year, who will each receive a $1.2m (£1m) grant to develop their project.
Each year, the Earthshot Prize launches a global search for game-changing solutions with the help of a global network of more than 350 individuals and organizations from 66 countries responsible for driving the process forward. As the official presenter, MultiChoice has established an official entry portal and requests that all entries be submitted by 27 January 2023. MultiChoice representatives will then review those entries and formally submit the selections directly to the Earthshot Awards.
By participating in this prestigious award, African innovators will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions, inspire other companies to join the fight against climate change and encourage governments to prioritize climate change on their agenda.” MultiChoice President Imtiaz Patel said. Group nomination and being part of the solution. “
When the Earthshot Prize was presented in 2021, three African organizations were selected as finalists: Sanergy (Kenya), Reeddi Capsules (Nigeria) and Pole Pole Foundation (Democratic Republic of Congo).
On December 2, Prince William and The Earthshot Award announced the 2022 winners. Africa-based Mukuru Clean Stoves won a start-up that provides women in Kenya with cleaner-burning stoves to reduce unhealthy indoor pollution and provide a safer way to cook. An enviable environmental award at an inspiring awards ceremony in Boston.
In addition to the $1.2 million (£1 million) award, Mukuru Clean Stoves will benefit from a global network of professional and technical support to expand its business.
This includes access to resources across multiple professions and sectors, including manufacturing, retail, supply chains, legal advice, digital technology, corporate strategy and government relations through the Global Earthshot Awards Alliance. The award will enable Mukuru Clean Stoves to create a cleaner stove that burns ethanol, and within three years they hope to reach one million customers. Within ten years, they hope to reach ten million people in Africa.
The five winners were selected from a pool of 15 finalists from 10 different countries by the Earthshot Awards Board, a global team of influencers committed to promoting positive environmental action.
The five Earthshot award winners for 2022 are:
– Protecting and restoring nature: Khaiti, India: A pioneering solution for local smallholder farmers to reduce costs, increase productivity and protect livelihoods in a country on the front lines of climate change.
– Clean Our Air: Mukuru Clean Stoves, Kenya: A startup providing clean-burning stoves to women in Kenya to reduce unhealthy indoor pollution and provide a safer way to cook.
– Revitalizing Our Oceans: Indigenous Women of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: An inspiring women-led program that combines 60,000 years of indigenous knowledge with digital technologies to protect land and sea.
– Building a world without waste: Notpla, United Kingdom: A circular solution creating an alternative to plastic packaging from seaweed.
– Fixing Our Climate: 44.01, Oman: Childhood friends who developed an innovative technique to turn CO2 into rock and store it permanently underground.
At MultiChoice, we are driven by our mission to enrich lives. That is why the future of the African continent, its natural resources and our communities requires us to work with our partners to create a world where everyone thrives for generations to come. It is for this reason that we not only encourage African innovators to participate in the Environment Prize, but also partner with the Earthshot Prize to accelerate and illuminate the ingenuity and ambition of African innovators, activists and scientists working to solve the climate. Crisis on the African continent and around the world.
MultiChoice Group (MCG), which went public on the JSE Main Board on 27 February 2019, is one of the fastest growing video entertainment providers globally, providing entertainment products and services to 22.1 million households in 50 countries on the African continent. Its 30+ years of experience reflects its commitment to providing viewers with only the best local, sports and international content.
MCG aims to secure content rights in a cost-effective manner that reflects the diversity of its audience. Its significant portfolio includes award-winning local content (a key differentiator in its service offering), leading sports offering (including production capabilities) and access to international content, all shared across the group’s platforms: DStv, GOtv, Showmax, M-Net and SuperSport.
MCG has superior technological capabilities thanks to the security solutions brought to the group by technology company Irdeto. These solutions enable MultiChoice to protect its investments, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With 50 years of software security experience, Irdeto’s software security solutions and cyber services protect more than 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s biggest brands.
The Earthshot Prize, established in 2020 by the Prince William and Royal Foundation, is a global environmental prize that aims to discover, accelerate and develop breakthrough eco-solutions to repair and restore the planet. Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot, which united millions around the goal of reaching the moon, The Earthshot Prize aims to catalyze the Earthshot Challenge to promote and scale innovative solutions that can help put the world on a trajectory toward a stable climate. A place where communities, oceans and biodiversity will thrive in harmony by 2030. The five challenges are: Protecting and restoring nature; Clean our air; Revive our oceans; build a world without waste; and Fixing Our Climate.
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