Innovation: Africa – Lighting Up Africa!

Introducing Innovation: Africa


One woman’s idea is bringing life-changing technology to some of the poorest people in the world. Innovation: Africa is changing lives across the world! Watch the video here:



To sum up…


Native Israeli Sivan Yaari-Borowich spent some time working in Africa. She witnessed the extreme poverty that exists across the continent, like a lack of clean water, limited access to healthcare, and unreliable power. Sivan decided that something had to change. She set up her non-profit Innovation: Africa in 2008 with one mission in mind: to change the face of Africa.


Innovation: Africa is bringing Israeli solar, water, and agricultural innovations to rural African villages. Their projects in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are changing lives every day. The installations are remotely managed; this means help is always available to people who need it. They’re projects are changing the lives  of more than one million people across the continent.


Innovation: Africa does more than just install new technology and bring new power to developing regions. It also helps new businesses grow, as locals set up factories and supply chains to keep their new power and water sources running. Additionally, the charity’s amazing projects are improving healthcare and medical aid for local people, vastly increasing their overall health and quality of life, as well as providing much-needed food, water, and other vital resources.


In 2012, Innovation: Africa gained Special Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. In 2013, it won the United Nations’s Innovation Award for its use of sustainable technology. Its amazing innovations and outreach are helping more than one million people fight their way out of poverty. Sivan and Innovation: Africa are based on compassion, humanity, and love – and these beautiful qualities exemplify the real heart of Israel.