Jua Jamii is a multidisciplinary team of young talented Africans aiming to transform the green building sector in Africa. JuaJamii offers sustainable and energy self-sufficient housing concpets based on local and recycled materials to African communities, aid and development programmes as well as businesses.
Status Kapitalsuche: Auf Kapitalsuche
Höhe der gesuchten Finanzierung: 60.000 €
Unternehmensphase: Seed-Phase (Idee bzw. Vorgründung)
Francis Fotsing Sadeu, Imane Boukhatem, Shallirosena Mbwette, Mohammed Bentaallah, Janvier Kamundala, Nasreddine Nemmiche
JuaJamii (Swahili for "Solar Community") offers smart solar housing solutions that integrate design concepts from all five regions of Africa. The Jua House is modular, resilient and can be adapted to different climate conditions and customer needs. It is made from recycled containers and local material, and combines solar energy solutions with circular economy technologies, such as aquaponics and water recycling. The product is offered to middle-income commuinities, development initiatives (e.g. government programmes or humanitarian setting), and companies in need of temporary accomodaction for their employess (e.g. at remote constrution sites).
Jua Jamii contributes to the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy (SDG 7), inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements (SDG 11), sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12), and climate action (SDG 13).
The use of solar energy as the main energy source for the Jua house means cutting down on expensive grid electricity, which is usually still generated through fossil fuels. Adopting Jua Jamii’s approach to energy generation and usage will encourage costumers to switch to the cleaner and readily available solar energy means for household electricity needs. This will also contribute to combating climate change.
By the use of local and recycled material, responsible production and consumption patterns are promoted. The use of aquaponics and water recycling systems furthermore contribute to the promotion of a circular economy and clean water and sanitation. The integration of different sustainabe technologies combined with modular and flexible design, adapted to costumers' needs and local conditions finally promotes safe, resilient and sustainable human settlements.
JuaJamii was founded by a team of students at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences in Tlemcen, Algeria. With their mission to promote green and energy self-sufficient building in Africa, JuaJamii qualified for the final round of the first Solar Decathlon Africa, taking place in Marrakech in September 2019.
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