Every year since 2010, it recognizes the best technological projects with a positive
social impact in 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East, including Cameroon.
On Wednesday, 7 September 2022, the national final was held at the Orange Digital Center in Akwa Soudanaise and was attended by the 13 finalists and a Grand Jury of ecosystem’s experts.
For this 12th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize (OSVP), the candidates had
to compete with each other in terms of skill and innovation to reach the final podium and win the different prizes.
They submitted their project pitches to the Grand Jury who asked them pertinent and
At the end of this ceremony, 04 finalists were awarded prizes:
- The first prize was awarded to Kwessi Christian, the founder of the Blind Key
project, which is a computer training kit adapted to visually impaired and blind people and accessible via a USB key. He won the sum of 2,000,000 CFAF as well as 6 months of support for the development of his project.
- The second prize was awarded to Anong Nelson, the founder of the MAD’Socket project. This is a combination of plugs and switches that allows you to remotely control your lamps and other electrical appliances at home, as well as monitoring your electricity
consumption. He won the sum of 1,000,000 CFAF as well as 6 months of support for the development
of his project.
- The third prize was awarded to Chifen Micklem, owner of the SMART AGROBOT project. This solution is designed to increase food production through precision agriculture and
automation. It combines traditional agriculture with advanced technologies using IoT(Internet of Things). He won the sum of 500,000 FCFA as well as 6 months of support for the development of his project.
- And finally, the winners of the special women’s prize of this edition,
Valerie Patricia Bararunyeretse, Simplice Tankoua and Laba Kagalang, the holders of the SmartEd Africa project.
This is a mobile teaching and learning application available with or without an internet connection and designed to address the problem of the lack of access to education for Cameroonian women and girls.
They received the sum of 1,000,000 CFAF as well as 6 months of support for the development of their project. The 4 winners therefore qualified for the finals of the International Grand Prize with a cash prize of up to 16 million CFAF and support for 6 to 9 months.
The OSVP is part is part of a logic of detection of young talents of digital useful and inclusive. This new edition confirms Orange Cameroon’s commitment to pursue its approach as a responsible, humane and solidarity-driven operator, which aims to use technology and digital innovation for the benefit of socio-economic development, while providing its support and expertise to Cameroonian entrepreneurs. We look forward to the next edition to discover and make new champions of innovation!