Orange Africa and Middle East Social Entrepreneur Prize has celebrated its 10th anniversary, announcing the latest winners.
In addition to the International Grand Prix that has historically rewarded three prize winners with prizes ranging from €10,000 (third place) to €25,000 (first place), Orange added two new prizes to the 2020 edition.
It is the ‘International Women’s Prize’ with a value of €20,000, supported by the Orange Group Diversity and Inclusion unit.
After a round of domestic competitions in the 17 African Orange subsidiaries during which 41 winners were identified and supported, 18 finalists were selected to enter the international competition which took place at the AfricaTech Festival, the biggest technology fair in Africa.
At the end of the presentations, the jury, comprising experts on social entrepreneurship in Africa, met to decide on the winners of the 10th edition of POESAM.
Since 2011, the prizes awarded have been in recognition of innovative projects and start-ups associated with the use of mobile phones that have an impact on society, by improving the quality of life of people in Africa and the Middle East in the fields of education, healthcare, agriculture, or mobile payment, e-commerce or even sustainable development.
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