After the Launch of PandaLabs; WWF’s decentralized innovation accelerator, supporting innovative, new tech and commercial based solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Three Prototypes have been chosen by the selection committee.They will take part in an acceleration program and offered technical support and seed funding to improve their concepts taking them to the next level.
Ukwenza VR (edu-tourism)
Ukwenza VR are looking to promote edu-tourism by creating interactive Virtual Reality content that school-going children and young adults can use to learn about conservation(Team Members: Njeri Ndonga, Christine Nyambura)
Ndovu Care (Human Elephant Conflict mitigation);
Ndovu Care founded by a team of high school students from Taita Taveta, contains a motion mover detector, a siren and a LED light powered by solar sensor generates mobile alerts and alarms to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers and villagers, thus ensuring real time response before elephants cause havoc in a particular area. (Team Members; Ezra Abuga, Sandra Marianne, Joyce Mtoto, Nany Mburu and Macrinah Antonia).
Nairobi Green (waste management and disposal):
Nairobi Green Movement is a simple, low cost initiative aimed at modifying the Behavior of everyday consumers and corporations towards improved waste management and disposal through behavior change communication and public awareness campaigns. (Team members: Shabaya Deche, Mariam Bishar, Mumbi Ndung’u, Mugambi Muhavi, Wandia Kimani, Dyna Kagendo)
WWF Field office Intrapreneurship program
The Innovation Team will be going round the WWF field offices as from next week to introduce and build excitement for internal capacity for Innovation in the Conservation sector around different areas of work .The term “Intrapreneurs” is an innovative concept, quite unique but very graphic and explicit created to designate the effective staff who can both create new ideas and make them happen within a team and a dynamic working environment inside an organisation. Participants for this will include;managers, Program officers,Operation Staff,CSO /community members. The objective for this is also to Introduce PandaLabs Innovation program and spread the culture of innovation around the team.