Igniting Green Innovation, Catalysing Change
The Green Innovations Hub (GiHUB) is an incubation space which seeks to ignite social change and unlock the potential of young people in contributing to sustainable development through novel ideas around smart energy. The purpose of the GiHUB is to facilitate the transformation of promising ideas into practical solutions that address real social challenges faced by local communities in which the young people are resident. The GiHUB offers a project financing facility, incubation and mentorship as well as connecting young innovators to industry giants.
DESIRE ROBIAS GASA MUKUTA
Magic Flame Zimbabwe – Chitungwiza
My innovation is addressing challenges resulting from high costs of energy, a heavy carbon foot-print and unemployment. My solution is the production of efficient, low cost fuel pellets from compressing peanut shells, rice husks and saw dust.
LAZARUS TINASHE MANYONGA
Unique Innovations (Pvt) Ltd – Harare
My innovation is addressing rampant household waste pollution and expensive fuel sources for cooking. My solution is a thermal retention technology made from recycled material, designed to reduce the amount of fuel used for cooking.
TENDAI ELVIS MUGOVI
Bio Jell – Harare
My innovation is seeking to address Energy problems and poverty reduction among farmers affected by climate change. My solution is the production of cooking jell from sweet sorghum.
FELICITY VARAIDZO BGWONI
Greenture Investments – Bulawayo
My innovation is solving the problem of toxic bio-digester gas emitted at a local sewage plant. My solution is to address this by using a scrubbing technology to collect, purify and ultimately sell this gas
Solar Garden Tech – Masvingo
My innovation is addressing off grid energy poverty resulting in poor communication, inefficient and polluted home lighting and missed education opportunities. My solution is a one stop shop solar garden. A solar energy powered ICT hub for distribution of solar products and services.
TREASURE SIBUSISO MABHENA
Bulawayo Energy Laboratory – Bulawayo
My innovation is solving the problem of slow adoption of solar power because of the high cost of photovoltaic solar panels. My solution is the production of electricity from sun driven convection, of lightly ionized air.
KUDZANAI TATUNHAIRA CHIKARANGO
Ingenium Smart Energy Solutions – Harare
My innovation is addressing poor value addition to crops due to inefficient preservation processes.
Irrigation Solutions Company – Mutoko
My innovation is concerned with the failure by small scale farmers to access irrigation systems due to high costs. My solution is a cheap, simple and effective direct solar heat powered pumping system.
Nuisance Energy – Masvingo
My innovation is concerned with environmental nuisance and lack of access to clean and sustainable energy among low income households. My solution to this is the set up of a biogas production plant, complete with a compression and packaging system. dust.