TBL and AB InBev launch new innovation challenge

16May 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
TBL and AB InBev launch new innovation challenge

TBL Group and its parent company AB InBev have launched the first Africa Sustainability Challenge aimed at solving the continent’s challenges using top innovations.

Speaking during the launch of the challenge held in Dar es Salaam, TBL Group’s Sustainability Manager, Irene Mutiganzi renewed calls on TBLs vision of creating unifying brands which she said required concerted efforts from all innovative stakeholders.

She said Africa’s most pressing challenges of Smart Agriculture, Water Stewardship, Climate Action, Circular Packaging and Entrepreneurship could be solved using these new initiatives and innovations.

The AB InBev Africa Sustainability Challenge seeks for local entrepreneurs with innovations that can improve grower access to sustainable agricultural resources; expand access to water and sanitation services among households; support low income communities adapt and transform to meet the challenges of climate change.

Local entrepreneurs stand a chance to win up to USD 50,000 (over Tshs 100m/-) in seed funding for the winning innovation to transform their ideas into reality.

Mutiganzi summarized the event by saying, “the entrepreneurs with best innovations stand a chance to win a trip to Silicone Savannah in Nairobi Kenya, a cash prize amounting to USD 50,000 for seed capital funding to scale their enterprise and/or an opportunity to compete in the global stage AB InBev New York based Accelerator programme.

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