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[Ambassador report] AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Event 2019

by Rosa Domingos | 21-05-2019 22:28 Comments 11 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations



On the 15th of May 2019, I took part in an event call the AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge (or IBE for short). The IBE is a one of the many events that is umbrella-ed by the African Utility Week Conference. This conference took place in Cape Town between the 14 to the 16th of May.


AfriA 2019

AfriAlliance IBE saw delegates from the Netherlands, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, South Africa and many other countries.


The Conference aims to promote the development in African countries. The show is the one world assembly location, convention and trade exhibition for African vigour and water utility professionals and offers a distinct networking possibility for engineers, stakeholders and resolution vendors alike. This event shows products like discuss strategic and technical improvements in the utility power, water and gas sectors etc. in the Business Services, Power & Renewable Energy industries.


Apart from me were many other innovators in the water sector. We all had to present a 1 - minute pitch on our innovative ideas (on how to combat climate change within the water sector through innovation) in the aim to be funded by potential stakeholders who were eagerly awaiting to hear our pitches.


AfriA 2019

I was being interviewed by a journalist from Media24 on my project called Living Wetlands.


The event was a success! I heard wonderful ideas being pitched, moreover I saw prototypes of the ideas that they came in to pitch as well. my idea had no prototype because it is a large scale project that is based in Lesotho. 


Living wetlands

A little 'HAPPY' dance after a successful occasion. 


The event even gained local news coverage and had wonderful responses on social media. I hope more of such events are established. I like how the event took the issue of climate change, and water scarcity and aligned it with innovation as a means of finding solutions. 


Reference list (Photos):

Credit for the first photo goes to https://www.african-utility-week.com/press-releases/expenditure-on-research-for-water-security-not-reflecting-water-scarcity-reality

The last three - Ms. Rosa Domingos


AfriAlliance

11 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello rosa

    Thank you for your report about AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Event 2019. Hope you had an meaningful participation. Keep up with your great work.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-06-2019 05:15

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hi Asmita!

    It was very fruitful indeed! Not only did professionals from various fields give their input, but we managed to come to a common ground about how important it is for innovation to thrive in our daily lives.

    Thank you for reading and commenting!
    Sincerely,
    Rosa
    Posted 31-05-2019 14:33

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Rosa sis
    I hope this event was entirely fruitful. Professional from different fields must have come up with different ways and effective ideas.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful report.
    Green cheers!
    Posted 31-05-2019 13:06

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey Sada,

    Indeed it was, I had a good time and got to meet people who really deal with such issues on a day to day basis.

    Thank you for reading and commenting Saba,! It means alot!
    Sincerely,
    Rosa
    Posted 30-05-2019 16:29

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey Mentor Louis!

    It truely was a great experience for me, and I had learnt a lot. I will make sure to post of events so that I can accommodate anyone who wishes to partake.

    Thank you for reading and commenting mentor!

    Sincerely,
    Rosa
    Posted 30-05-2019 16:27

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hi Mentor Wonhee!

    Thank you for reading and commenting on my report! It truely was a learning curve and I agree with you that innovation and water utility goes hand in hand with the SDGs. I do believe that there will be more of such events and I hope more, and more people participate!

    Sincerely,
    Rosa
    Posted 30-05-2019 16:24

Saba Iakobidze

  • Saba Iakobidze says :
    Hi Rosa,

    This seems to be a great experience for you. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

    Looking forward to reading your reports and seeing your future activities.

    Kind Regards from Tbilisi Georgia

    Saba
    Posted 29-05-2019 03:12

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Rosa,

    Thank you for sharing this great event with us, and I strongly believe it was a valuable opportunity and experience to be part of AfriAlliance innovation! I could definitely tell how fruitful it was from your photos. Please share with us if there is any other events like this. I would like to participate in such event there is any chance! :) Great work.

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 26-05-2019 18:18

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Rosa

    Thank you for sharing your amazing and valuable experience with us! It must have been a great opportunity for you to participate this AfriAlliance innovation. I hope you have learned a lot from this event. Strategic and technical improvements in utility power are key aspects of sustainable development as it can help developing renewable energy and mitigate climate change problem. Also, improvements in water sector can mitigate water scarcity problem too. Thank you for this amazing report. I wish more of such events are established too!

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 26-05-2019 00:06

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hi Eco-Generation!

    It was a truely an amazing learning curve. I learned alot from my time there and I would like to engage in as much events that are similar to this as possible. Thank you so much for your kind words!

    I will surely update you of more events to come, thanks again for reading and commenting Eco-Gen!

    Warm regards,
    Rosa
    Posted 22-05-2019 14:39

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    Greetings Rosa!!

    We see that you've attended such a meaningful event and had a wonderful time there, sharing your ideas and also listening to other ideas being pitched.
    Your photos look absolutely amazing and I'm sure your idea is amazing as well.
    Keep up the good work and let us updated if you attend any other events like this in the future.

    Sincerely,
    Eco Generation :)
    Posted 22-05-2019 08:16

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