Tinapgreen

There are lots of overlooked products and materials in our planet, screaming re-love, re-use and re-make me, these voices have been heard by tinapgreen.

At tinapgreen we specialize in upcycling and repurposing objects and materials into customized handmade products.

Our brand is inspired by African art and mostly Sierra Leonean parables to produce durable, stylish and fairly priced products.

Our products include;

  •   Furniture
  •   Home wares
  •   Office Accessories
  •   Flower pots
  •   Found objects.

Our explicit services include;

Space design for homes owners, hotels, commercial and recreational spaces.

We create fascinating environments with tinapgreen products.

We are a Sierra Leonean based upcycling and repurposing company extracted from the Krio word tinap which means stand up.

We are standing up for sustainable design, eco-friendly unwanted materials, our environment and your pockts in a unique way.

OUR GOAL

  •   We are passionately against waste in our environment.
  •   We aim at transforming overlooked items into wealth by making it tell a story

OUR MISSION

  •   We are here to provide a well designed eco-friendly environment.
  •   Our belief is that design is for eveyone regardless of budget.

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RFI organizes the “RFI Challenge App Africa”

RFI organizes the “RFI Challenge App Africa” ​​in order to promote sustainable development in Africa. This contest is organized by RFI as part of the program ” C’est pas du vent” which decrypts progress or setbacks of our actions in the face of our …

Education is a universal concern that affects the production of people and their socio-economic situation.

Only one-third of developing countries have achieved the “Education for All” goals set by the international community in 2000, but none are in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the assessment drawn up by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in the latest global report on education for all. In 2010, 61 million children of primary school age were out of school, according to a new UNESCO study. For 15 years, this figure has been declining. Girls, who accounted for 58 per cent of out-of-school children in 2000, compared with 53 per cent in 2010, have benefited greatly from efforts to improve access to education.

https://digital-africa.tech/en/calls-for-applications/79-rfi-challenge-app-afrique.html

 

 

The theme for the Freetown Pitch Night June 6th event is “Social Entrepreneurship

The theme for the Freetown Pitch Night June 6th event is “Social Entrepreneurship”. The World Economic Forum describes Social Entrepreneurship as “A term that captures a unique approach to economic and social problems, an approach that cuts across sectors and disciplines grounded in certain values and processes that are common to each social entrepreneur, independent of whether his/ her area of focus has been education, health, welfare reform, human rights, workers’ rights, environment, economic development, agriculture, etc., or whether the organizations they set up are non-profit or for-profit entities”. Do you have an idea or a business that is applying practical, innovative and sustainable approaches to benefit Sierra Leonean society in general, with an emphasis on those who are marginalized and poor?. Does your business focuses first and foremost on the social and/or ecological value creation and tries to optimize the financial value creation in Sierra Leone? Are you using market principles and forces to meet poverty alleviation goals? Are you innovating by finding a new product, a new service, or a new approach to a social problem? Will you like to pitch your idea or post revenue business at the Freetown Pitch Night in June? Send an email to- mail@freetownpitchnight.com- with a short summary of your idea or business description.  

Moinina Tucker -“Moinina d Robot”

Monina Tucker

Moinina Tucker commonly called (Moinina d Robot) is a born Sierra Leonean who like his contemporaries pursues Academia at the Fourah Bay College and a self taught Electrical Engineer. His zest for innovation and Technology has led him to create a tech company “Think Light Innovation Company.”

Through his company, he has been one of the first Sierra Leoneans to invent a talking robot, and a host of other admirable inventions and innovations.

In 2016, he was awarded as Sierra Leone’s most Robot Builder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-nq9RqBj6k&feature=youtu.be

Tech startup ecosystem in West Bank and Gaza findings and recommendations

Technology is one of the main drivers of productivity and economic growth. Developing countries have traditionally had difficulties in both developing technology and absorbing foreign technology. However, the recent emergence of tech startups present an opportunity. Tech start-ups are an effective a mechanism to both create local technology and absorb foreign technology. The objective of this report is to provide a better understanding of the status of start-up ecosystem in West Bank and Gaza, and provide policy recommendations for policy makers and other stakeholders who are interested in supporting the growth and sustainability of the ecosystem. The report is based on an in-depth survey of startups and supportive stakeholders of the ecosystem. The findings point out to an early stage start-up that is maturing. Skills, supportive infrastructure, finance pipeline, and community and networks are examined and gaps are identified. Policy recommendations to tackle these gaps are presented based on international practices.

Agtech:Freetown Pitch Night, May 16th, Venue, 232 Complex, Lumly Beach

The technological revolution has brought great changes to our lives – and agriculture is no exception. Today, it’s increasingly common to see sensors or drones as essential tools in the agronomical engineer or farmer’s toolkit.This movement has a name – agriculture technology, or AgTech. The number of startups around the world that have created tech products with the purpose of making agriculture more efficient, precise and productive have increased exponencially since 2013. The values of investment in the sector have increased significantly as well.

Productivity and efficiency in Agriculture is ripe for improvment in Sierra Leone.Such improvement will bring immense benefit to the economy of Sierra Leone.It’s increasingly common to see sensors or drones as essential tools in the agronomical engineer or farmer’s toolkit. Disruptive techologies in robotics and those utilising data science are at the forefront of agriculture technology, or AgTech.

Agtech is one the top three attractions for tech investments in Africa.

Four startups will Pitch their ideas on 3D Printing, Drones, Agri efficiency and Mobile Money.
As with last month’s pitch event, these disruptive ideas create excitment and promise.