After several months of selection, three projects have won the Convergence Awards, which since 2011 reward innovative partnerships for the common good.
The winners of the Convergence Awards 2018
WEEECAM, a project led by Solidarité Technologique and its partners, won the IPPAG International Convergence Prize. WEEECAM aims to set up a large-scale collection and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment in Cameroon. At the key: a better respect of the environment, and better working conditions thanks to the structuring of a promising sector of activity.
The Project Smart Clean Garden Concept received the Convergences International Research Prize, supported by IRD. This is a project carried out by several research organizations in order to set up a sanitation and wastewater treatment system in urban areas of Vietnam and Senegal, through the use of plant filters and innovative digital tools.
Finally, the project Jute Lab, led by Gold of Bengal and its partners has two objectives: to participate in generalizing the eco-design of composite materials and to help the jute industry in Bengal to develop. It has won the Coup de Coeur Research Prize, supported by the IRD, for the collaboration between actors in the field and the world of research around concrete applications.