Identifying problems and creating solutions: “Inspired African inventors”

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“Five inventors on course to transform the continent for the better” -The Guardian

From a Kenyan uncle who wanted to understand sign language to understand his deaf niece, to a South African engineer who was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was tired of waiting at clinics for his medication, these inventors were up to face challenges they saw in their communities and their own lives.

For the past five years, The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded African inventors for their innovations and work with the “Africa” prize, while also giving guidance through training and funding. The Guardian recently focused on the stories of five creative inventors up for the prize who have found solutions to complexities or problems they encountered in their daily lives.