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Ugandan Innovator Natukunda Named Among AIF Top 10 Nominees


A Ugandan technology entrepreneur called Abraham Natukunda has beaten thousands to emerge among the 10 nominees of the 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) Awards. Natukunda’s innovation, eNose, a tool used in tea processing, saw him hit this milestone.

The IPA is organised by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) whose purpose is to increase the prosperity of Africans by catalysing the innovation spirit in Africa.

Natukunda and the other contenders who were picked from other nine African countries including Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzanians were announced on Thursday by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF).

Abraham Natukunda is the founder and managing director of the Rwandan based company Inter Connect Point Ltd. The judges, to come up with the 10 nominees, had to select from a pool of over 3,000 applicants.

The 9 other nominees come are Juslain Nomenjanahary Raharinaivo (Madagascar), Wassim Chahbani (Tunisia), Prof. Abdeladim Moumen and Dr. Hassan Ait Benhassou (Morocco).

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