Together with a colleague at the World Bank, I ran a small project aimed at supporting the Mogadishu tech community. We proposed this project to the Youth Innovation Fund and were supported with a small grant to carry out the project.We worked with Awil Osman at iRise Hub to put together #MogadishuWatt, focused on using technology to solve energy issues in Somalia.
.@iRiseHub just concluded Day 1 of the Bootcamp for the #MogadishuWatt open innovation challenge, supported by @WorldBank. Young Somalis are innovating to #EndEnergyPoverty#SDG7☀️🌪🔭👩🏾🔧👨🏾🔬— Multi Partner Fund (@mpfsomalia) June 20, 2018
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The winner of the #MogadishuWatt open innovation challenge is BulshoBille, a startup that provides access to solar equipment to IDPs & poor families. The pay-as-you-go model provides a better & affordable approach.#SDG7 #EndEnergyPoverty#SomaliaRisingpic.twitter.com/5eiecXncfr— iRise Hub (@iRiseHub) June 28, 2018
We wrote another blog post with information on some of the interesting tech projects happening in Mogadishu: blogs.worldbank.org/ic4d/node/762.