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Bringing Israeli innovation to African villages.
Innovation: Africa is a New York based 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to bring Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies to rural African villages. Since its founding in 2008, Innovation: Africa (iA) has completed over 130 solar installations bringing light, access to clean water, improved education, refrigeration for vaccines and medicines, and proper nutrition and food security to over 1 million people in the most remote villages in Africa. iA currently operates in seven countries: Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal.
In 2012, Innovation: Africa was granted Special Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and in 2013, was awarded The United Nations Innovation Award for its efficient and sustainable Israeli technology, one of which allows its team and donors to track in real time the energy produced, energy consumed and water flow output at each of its projects and at anytime.
Innovation: Africa has been featured in international media reaching an audience of more than 100 million people including The Daily Mail, Forbes and Newsweek. The Founder and CEO of Innovation: Africa was recently named one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Israel" by Forbes Israel and one of the "40 Under 40 Most Promising Israelis" by Israel’s leading business magazine, Globes.