Sharia: I am trying to build more partnerships between investors, non-profits, schools and startups across developing countries so that those local entrepreneurs can thrive and build their communities. For example, one of my recent in-the-works partnerships is between a non-profit, a school system based in Haiti, and a solar wind company. The goal is to bring solar wind energy into developing countries so that students can have access to the internet. With access to the internet comes information and with information comes ideas—so future entrepreneurs can give back to their country.
Nirere: As young people, we must understand that we are a generation in a time that needs serious change. We must be part of that change. No one is too little to make a difference. It’s many of those little actions that bring about the change we need. You are not too young to do something.
Kari: There are various challenges we face as human beings, and that is why BIOVATEC seeks to contribute to the development of sustainable and eco-efficient solutions. We do this with a scientific-technological base to promote innovation through projects that tackle environmental problems. We also highlight the opportunities that biotechnology offers us and that new things can be created from very basic or complex problems. This is actually how we developed NoPlastic, one of the main projects at BIOVATEC, with the aim of combating plastic pollution and food waste. We also offer support and collaboration with different sectors to generate social, environmental, and economic benefits.
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