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Fikru Gebre Dinkumbab. Photo by Amanuel Sileshi for the UK Royal Academy of Engineering

Addis ababa – The UK Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that Ethiopian mechanical engineer and innovator, Fikru Gebre Dinkumbab, is among its shortlist of 15 African entrepreneurs shortlisted for the Africa Award for Engineering Innovation 2023.

According to a statement sent to Addis Standard by the Academy.

The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering says the shortlisted innovations provide engineering solutions crucial to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which basically address the challenges of water, healthcare, agriculture, education, food security, waste and energy.

The winner will receive £25,000, and the three finalists will win £10,000 each, with the next most promising innovator in the competition receiving £5,000.

Africa Award for Engineering Innovation, launched by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014 and has been rewarding ambitious African innovators who have been creating local and scalable solutions to pan-African and international challenges.

Dubbed Africa’s biggest award, APEI, for the ninth year shortlisted 15 talented entrepreneurs from Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe who have contributed to addressing continental challenges.

The Academy said innovators shortlisted for this award will benefit from a unique package of support that includes business incubation, mentoring, fundraising and communications, as well as access to the Academy’s global network of top business experts and engineers. profile and extensive experience in the UK. and africa

Africa Prize alumni are expected to impact more than three million people over the next five years, and have already created 3,585 jobs, including 1,766 for women and 211 for people with disabilities. WHAT


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