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The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges.

Video © Sarah Fretwell.

The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six-month period of training and mentoring.

Following this period of mentorship, finalists are invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000. 

The next event is being held on 23 May in Nairobi, Kenya. If you are interested in attending, please register here

Meet the 2016/17 shortlist


Meet Arthur Zang, from Cameroon, the 2015/16 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation winner.

Arthur Zang (centre) with judges Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng and Dr Bola Olabisi

 

BBC World News' coverage of the 2016 Africa Prize.

Arthur Zang's innovation – the Cardio-Pad, a small tablet device that allows any medical professional to perform heart diagnostics at any location – has earned him prize money of UK £25,000 (21 million FCFA). Arthur Zang competed against three other finalists at the final pitch event held in Dar es Salaam on 26 May 2016. 

Read more about the final and the winner in our press release.


 

Dr Moses Musaazi, Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation judge and Siemens Stiftung Empowering People Award Winner

The Africa Prize is generously supported by The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund, Consolidated Contractors Company, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Africa Prosperity Fund, ConocoPhillips and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

If you would like to know more or are interested in being involved please contact the Africa Prize team.