Judith Joan Walker is the Director of Operations for African Clean Energy, an Amsterdam-based company focused on providing cookstoves to rural households in Africa and Southeast Asia. Their main product is the ACE-1 solar biomass cookstove, which burns solid biomass without smoke and captures solar energy with an external solar panel for mobile phone charging and LED lighting.
On Tuesday, Kenyans will vote in the country’s general election. The build-up to the Aug. 8th vote has already included the death of a key election official and reports of some residents leaving the capital Nairobi and others stocking up on food, both fearful of possible violence because of the vote.
For many innovators entering new markets, finding partners, and identifying opportunities and resources can be challenging. USAID’s Global Development Lab has documented many cases where USAID implementing partners have provided critical support in these areas to innovators. USAID’s programs on the ground are implemented by a large group of implementing partners including private sector contractors, NGOs, Universities and many others. Innovators should view these implementing partners, who manage billions of dollars of USAID programs, as a potential source of funding, partnership, expertise, market knowledge, and much more.
UNLEASH announces an innovative Technology Partnership with OnFrontiers that will amplify support for Talents working on solving sustainability challenges