Between ecology, hi-tech and culture, Kigali is rising from its ashes 30 years after the genocide

When you fly over Rwanda for the first time, from the blue of the sky, you are struck by the green hills and forests that dot the country rightly nicknamed “Little Switzerland”. Kigali, perched at an altitude of 1,500 metres, means “something big and spreading” in the local dialect. The Rwandan capital, made up of several worlds, forms a patchwork on the horizon, with, on the one hand, the new districts with their ultra-modern buildings and famous international signs, signs of an economic dynamism propelled by the current government, with in particular the Congress Centre, the Kigali International Financial Centre and the future Innovation City, and on the other hand, the poor and traditional districts, but just as carefully planned.

Technology can turn electronic waste into gold

Although electronic waste can harm the planet, it also opens the door to innovative solutions that promise a more sustainable future. Recycling discarded electronic products and turning them into gold could transform a global challenge into a sustainable circular economy practice, highlights an article in INNOVATORS magazine, entitled New alchemy of the digital age: turning waste into gold. 

Reimagining the future of solar energy

A group of scientists from the Cavendish Laboratory and AMOLF (Amsterdam NL) have discovered that improving the efficiency of solar cells by concentrating more sunlight on them is more difficult than one might think, but they have discovered other ways in which it might be possible to improve solar energy capture anywhere on the planet.

Ecosystem restoration leaders win the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity

Three inspiring personalities have been honoured with the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2023 in recognition of their leadership restoring and protecting vital ecosystems: Bandi “Apai Janggut”, customary community leader (Indonesia), Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet, activist and agronomist (Cameroon) and Lélia Wanick Salgado, environmentalist, designer and scenographer (Brazil). The Jury, chaired by former Federal Chancellor of Germany, […]

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