By our reporter

Nile Breweries Limited has launched a Sustainability Challenge to source the most innovative solutions to sustainability challenges faced by Uganda today.
“We are at a point in time where sustainability challenges facing Uganda, Africa and the rest of the world are growing and becoming more and more significant. At the same time, innovation and technology are making it possible to find fitting solutions to these challenges.
“As a global company, we want to continue to brew beer and build brands that will bring people together for the next 100+ years. In order to achieve this goal, we need assistance from Africa’s brightest minds to unearth and nurture innovative solutions to our continent’s most pressing challenges,” says David Hauxwell, Vice President Sustainability and Procurement, AB InBev Africa.
The best solutions selected will have the opportunity to win the following:

1. A trip to Africa’s very own Silicone Savannah in Nairobi Kenya to benchmark against the continent’s leading green enterprises; and or
2. R620 000 (approx. USD$50 000) for seed capital funding to scale their enterprise; and or
3. An opportunity to compete in the global stage at our New York based Accelerator
There are five challenges to find solution for each of the Sustainability Goals:

1. Smart Agriculture Challenge
Do you have an innovation that builds high impact, inclusive solutions that improve grower access to sustainable agricultural resources, products, processes, or tools that can increase the quality, yield, and sustainability of farming at scale?
2. Water Stewardship Challenge
Do you have an innovative solution to expand access to water and sanitation services among households with no access to water?
3. Climate Action Challenge
Do you have an innovative solution that support low income communities, to adapt and transform to meet the challenges of climate change with access to renewable energy or carbon reduction opportunities?
4. Circular Packaging Challenge
Do you have an innovative solution that uses waste streams as a resource, generating value, and redirecting them from landfills? Ensuring that we have a waste free, circular future
5. Entrepreneurship Challenge
Do you have an innovative business solution that depends on employing a large number of people in order to solve sustainability challenges such as renewable energy, climate change, access to clean and safe water, waste management and sustainable agriculture?
Applications in the Sustainability Challenge is now open and will close on 31 May 2018. Interested
entrepreneurs can get further information and submit applications at