Pulkit: Illumina Africa’s mission is to provide sustainable energy and water infrastructure to every single individual on our planet and the wider universe. Currently, we build, own, and operate, solar photovoltaic power plants and provide low-cost sustainable electricity to industries, offices, residential and off-grid individuals.
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.
Bhagya: Well, Spiffy, in my journey, I have witnessed and heard stories of families adversely affected by climate change. I have seen people affected by malnutrition, stunted growth in children, and an increase in school dropouts due to hunger and lack of a free morning meal. I’ve seen farmers attempt suicide to escape debt traps. I’ve seen escalating food costs and nutritional deficiencies. I started gathering information so I could better understand how people can live peacefully without relying on government agencies and institutions for support all the time. At the same time, I started gardening in the backyard of my kitchen. All this while, there was a constant inkling pushing me to help others start their home garden to fight food insecurity
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