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Sustainability Project of the Year Award

This award celebrates the remarkable achievements of individuals or organisations leading the way in the development and integration of sustainable energy solutions.

About the Sustainability Project of the Year Award


The Sustainability Project of the Year Award celebrates the remarkable achievements of individuals or organizations leading the way in the development and integration of sustainable energy solutions. This prestigious accolade recognizes those who have demonstrated exceptional commitment, innovation, and impact in advancing sustainability, addressing environmental challenges, and promoting the responsible use of resources.

In a world increasingly aware of the need for sustainable practices, this award highlights the pivotal role of sustainability projects in fostering environmental stewardship, mitigating climate change, and ensuring a healthier planet for future generations. It honors those who have developed and implemented groundbreaking solutions that not only reduce environmental impact but also enhance social and economic well-being.

Award Criteria


Innovation & Creativity

The sustainability project must showcase exceptional innovation and creativity in developing and applying sustainable energy solutions that address key environmental challenges.

Environmental Impact

The project should have a significant and measurable positive impact on the environment, such as reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, or enhancing biodiversity.

Social and Economic Benefits

The project should demonstrate how it contributes to social and economic well-being, improving quality of life, creating jobs, and fostering community development.

2024 Awards Timeline


Here is the timeline for the 2024 Africa Tech Festival Awards!

Key information:

  • The shortlist will consist of the top 5 candidates per category and will be subject to a public vote.
  • The top three shortlisted candidates with the most votes from the public will progress to the finals.
  • The finalists will be sent to our expert panel of judges, who will determine the winners.
  • The winners will be announced live at the ceremony in Cape Town on 13 November.

2023 Award Winner


Winner: Resilient Network, Intelligent Operation: South Africa MTN & Huawei Green Site Innovation

To solve South Africa’s intensified load shedding crisis, South Africa MTN is closely cooperating with Huawei to launch resilient and intelligent green site power solutions. For example, the innovation includes anti-theft reconstruction and smart power, which greatly adapt to power outages and weak power grids to ensure more than 99% PAV. Moreover, Huawei’s cutting-edge OSS, NetEco is added to provide continuous optimization in conjunction with AI-based green solar access to reduce carbon emissions and save electricity. Through in-depth collaboration, resilient network requirements are met for best user experience and simultaneously empowers MTN to build green & simplified sites.