Selected from about 700 applications from 42 countries the IPA has awarded its 2014 prize to Dr Nicolaas Duneas and Nuno Peres, from South Africa for their an innovative product for the treatment of bone injuries. The IPA 2014 also recognized two runners up for their contributions to African innovation.
- In the business potential category, Logou Minsob (Togo) received USD 25,000 for his Foufou Mix, a food processor designed to replace the mortar and pestles used to prepare Foufou, a popular dish in West Africa.
- In the social impact category, Melesse Temesgen (Ethiopia) received USD 25 000 for developing the Aybar Broad Based Furrow Maker (BBM), a low-cost farming device that is used to easily drain excess water from waterlogged fields.
Daniel Gitau Thairu (Kenya)
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