The TotalEnergies Startupper of the year Challenge was created in 2016 inviting participation across 32 countries in Africa. Its goal is to support young African entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35, with business creation projects and young innovative startups with a positive impact on their communities and the planet.
This was in response to the United Nations and its Member States adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which forge a reference framework for 2030 to address the global challenges of poverty, environmental protection, peace and prosperity. TotalEnergies committed in 2016 to help achieve the SDGs and to structure its responsible development approach and make a significant contribution to this collective effort.

The Sustainable Ocean Economies pitch by Mr. Clive Lupao of the Africa Fishermen Foundation from Kenya, has emerged to be one of leading contenders for the ultimate prize in this third edition. CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW! 

“We are in the process of developing An Artificial intelligence & Blockchain powered software platform, that works to prevent Illegal, Unreported & Unregulated exploitation of marine resources.” he said.

“This is the single biggest existential threat to marine ecosystems, sustainable fisheries, economic security and the natural resources that are critical to global food security.

We need your support by Voting to make this project a reality. Your vote for this project is a vote for humanity, a vote for the sustainable use of ocean resources, and a vote for Africa!
The future of Africa is on its waters!” he added.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW! Voting ends on February 4th 2022. Vote Now!

Mr. Clive Lupao says that by voting for this project, you will playing a huge role towards the conservation of marine resources, inclusivity of fishermen in the blue economy and raising the bar of technology and innovation in the fishing industry!

The TotalEnergies Startupper Challenge seeks to identify winners in three categories:
– Best business creation project
– Best startup under 3 years old
– Best female entrepreneur
The 3 winners in each of the 32 participating countries will benefit from Financial Support, Media visibility and Coaching from the TotalEnergies organizing committee and its partners.


Get in touch with the Africa Fishermen Foundation via email on and connect with their activities on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. You can also donate to their ongoing Crowdfunding Campaign to raise money for donation of life jackets for Kenyan Fishermen.



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