September 11, 2015
Quartz Africa, a subsidiary of Quartz, which was lunched in June 2015 to focus on telling Africa’s stories through a lens of innovation. As part of their covering of stories about Africa, Quartx Africa has initiatied the Quartz African Innovators annual list to celebrate Africans who have developed innovative models to create social impact in the continent and globally.
They’ve been chosen for their groundbreaking work, thought-leading initiatives, creative approaches to local problems and yes, for being African innovators – Quartz Africa
According to Quartz Africa, they selected only 30 innovators for their inaugural list and they were selected from just 15 countries of 54. Among the list is the only Bright Simons, 33 years, the only Ghanaian on the list and founder of mPedigree. mPedigree focuses on solving the problem of identifying fake pharmaceuticals in any country.
It gives the customers who purchase drugs from pharmacy shops to verify the authenticity of drugs with a simple text message code. mPedigree’s innovative system is currently been used in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and India with more pilots in other countries. Read more about him here.
Find the rest of the people on the list here, which includes Didier Drogba, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Akon and Boniface Mwangi.