Solar Energy for Women’s Empowerment in Burundi

Solar Energy for Women’s Empowerment in Burundi

Challenge In Burundi, there is an excessive use of firewood for fuel and low electrification rate (5%, compared to average of 16% across Africa, 41% average in other low-income countries). This limits economic capacity and impedes on children’s access to education....
WIPO Academic Institutions Programme

WIPO Academic Institutions Programme

Challenge Intellectual property (IP) rights establish a secure legal framework for investment in and the commercialization of innovation and creativity, enabling firms, including innovative start-ups, to navigate the perilous process of transforming an idea into a...
Fish Culture Development for Africa

Fish Culture Development for Africa

Challenge Fish and other fishery products are preferred food items in Africa because they are rich in protein and micronutrients. Fish is reasonably priced (less expensive than substitute food items such as meat) and constitutes an integral part of traditional diets....
African Risk Capacity

African Risk Capacity

Challenge Over the last four decades, sub-Saharan Africa has experienced more than 1,000 disasters. They are a major threat to development, putting recent economic development gains at risk. Africa’s disaster profile is characterized by extreme...
MicroLead

MicroLead

Challenge While the global outreach of microfinance has grown over the past 30 years, an estimated 2.7 billion people around the world do not use formal financial services. About 56 per cent of adults worldwide remain unbanked. While access to financial services,...