Ahmed Hussein, the Canadian Minister of International Development, with Founder of Bleaglee Waste Management Limited Juveline Ngum Ngwa (R) during a panel discussion in Nairobi, Kenya on the unlocking finance on creating an enabling environment for Youth entrepreneurs and innovators in Climate action during the Africa Climate Summit on September 5,2023. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NMG

In the news | Young innovators using tech for climate fight

Vincent Owino of The East African reports on the African Union Climate Action Innovators Hub at the 2023 Africa Climate Summit, which was supported by AICCRA. 

“In most cities across Africa, drainages are already filled with waste material and as climate change increases the intensity of rainfall, we are so vulnerable to flooding; so, we’re trying to keep that garbage from the drainage,” EcoBarter founder Rita Idehai told The EastAfrican.

Idehai is one of about 100 young innovators from across the continent who are leveraging the power of the internet and modern technologies to help mitigate the impact of climate change in their countries.

Their innovations were showcased at the AU Climate Action Innovation Hub on the side-lines of the Africa Climate Summit this week to “inspire replication across the continent in the fight against climate change”, according to an organiser of the side-event.