Calling all disruptors, innovators and blue-sky-thinkers: We are looking for the best solutions from Tunis to Cape Town

Bamboo bicycles from Ghana, floating schools in Lagos, Nigerian and Kenyan solar-powered water-systems – the list goes on. What’s evident is that African sustainable innovations are on the rise, as demonstrated in last year’s Sustainia100 – a report that identifies the 100 best clean, green and life-changing solutions in the world. Now, we’re searching for 100 more. It’s time to put your solution on the world map.


Last year, the Paris Climate Agreement and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals painted a large global picture in bright and green colours. A picture that puts a sustainable future within our grasp. At Sustainia we know that the solutions for tomorrow already exist today, which is why we’re asking the world’s thinkers and doers to show us how they are paving the way to a cleaner, greener and fairer world for everyone. If you think your solution ticks the boxes, make sure you submit it here:

The Sustainia100 campaign is open to nominations until 2 March 2016. After four reports and more than 3,000 identified solutions, the Sustainia100 has become a leading benchmark for scalable sustainability and is read by a global network of decision-makers and thought-leaders. We know that Africa has a lot to offer. We know that thousands of fantastic projects are underway from Tunis to Cape Town that we have yet to learn about. So make sure they get the recognition they deserve.

The 100 best solutions that make it into the Sustainia100 will also be considered for a chance to win the Sustainia Award presented at our annual prestigious award show. Last year Sir Richard Branson turned up to help us celebrate. Who might it be this year?

Anyone can submit a solution, whether they are directly involved or not, simply provided it meets the submissions criteria. Remember that sharing is caring. We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Submit your solution here and follow the action on @sustainia using #100solutions
  • Submissions can be made up until 2 March 2016.
  • Read more about previously featured Sustainia solutions here.​

Sustainia is a sustainability think tank working to secure deployment of sustainable solutions that improves quality of life in communities around the world. For the last four years, Sustainia has identified +3400 sustainable solutions from all over the world that are ready and available. The 2015 Sustainia100 study is freely available at Find out more on @sustainia and #100solutions

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