Roberta Annan has been appointed patron, mentor and advisory consultant for the Green Planet Foundation. Her skill, knowledge and experience is instrumental in helping the Foundation realise its energy poverty and air quality outcomes.
1.5 billion people do not have access to electricity. This means they rely on biomass, such as, wood, charcoal and dung for cooking and heating purposes. The Green Planet Foundation has termed this “energy poverty”. The ramifications are far reaching. Instead of going to school, young people have to spend hours collecting firewood to heat their homes and cook. Using wood, charcoal and dung in the homes is dangerous to the health causing chronic respiratory problems, and is also a fire hazard.
According to the Green Planet Foundation, the number of deaths from this kind of indoor air pollution currently kills more people each year than malaria and tuberculosis. By 2030, the number of premature deaths from household air pollution will be more than the combined total of deaths from HIV/AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis.
Read more about Roberta’s work with the Green Planet Foundation here.
Polymateria was founded to develop and distribute industry-leading biodegradable plastic products to serve our customers — and beat global pollution. Our proprietary technology, developed by industry-leading scientific expertise -- can be licensed by customers for food packaging/consumer household goods, agricultural films, and plastic bags.
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We unite African luxury brands with emerging designers and artists.. We incorporate elements that have social impact in their business model and we use a custom social enterprise and platform to promote African luxury brands in the Global market. These brands and categories include Fashion Leather goods and accessories
LANRE DA SILVA AJAYI - Lanre Da Silva Ajayi creatively combines patterns, prints, and traditional fabrics to produce collections that bridge time and make the label successful within and outside of Nigeria.
ITUEN BASI - Ituen Basi combines timeless elegance with a contemporary twist by incorporating traditional African prints, Ankara, with a cutting edge design aesthetic. Since it’s launch in 2009, the label has been featured in Vogue Italia, British Vogue, ELLE South Africa, and Ebony and Pride, among other international fashion press.
MO SAÏQUE - MO SAÏQUE was created by Afua Dabanka — a banker turned footwear designer by way of London College of Fashion and launched in March 2011.
Afua draws creative inspiration for her designs from the extraordinary interplay of her unique background. Her Ghanaian heritage is evident in the rich and bold selection of colours and prints, combined with a strong influence of Germany’s clean-cut silhouettes.
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THE PROPOSED OPPORTUNITY is for select South African and international investors to partner with a US-based film investment fund (with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Cape Town), whose A-list founding partners have successful track records in entertainment (producing, writing, acting, talent representation), global marketing and finance.
The Fund sees an opportunity to leverage the team’s talents and successful track records to produce Independent, “Hollywood” films for U.S. and global exploitation. Additionally, the team will leverage the well-developed South African film production capabilities, strong creative, attractive film incentives, cost effectiveness, and combined incentives from other jurisdictions to simultaneously drive return on investment and assist in further developing the South African film industry. While concept, creative, and production decisions will be done on a film by film basis, with a primary focus on driving return on investment, where prudent and profitable, production will be done in South Africa.
Allexis Education is designed to help schools go completely paperless while making learning fun, interactive and captivating for students.
Customised tablets with pre installed apps allow students, teachers and parents to work and collaborate with each other. Meanwhile the system empowers schools to efficiently coordinate everything from calendars to exams and homework to admissions.
Benefits for educational institutions and students
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Gray Matters Capital (GMC) is seeking to invest in ambitious, early-stage social enterprises with the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world. GMC has launched coLABS, a new portfolio to develop bold, innovative social ventures by providing seed investment capital, rapid prototyping, and advisor support.
coLABS reviews proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year and seeks social entrepreneurs who are: Reaching the most vulnerable populations of women in any part of the world; Tackling hard-to-reach markets, demographics, and critical barriers for women; Ready for seed funding ($10,000 - $100,000 USD) to launch an investment-ready pilot; Able to eventually scale your model to help GMC reach its mission of 100 million women!
For more information on pilot criteria and how to apply, visit GMC coLABS .