DW's Eco Africa showcases innovative concepts and best practice projects from Africa and Europe and presents environment and climate change ideas that inspire others to get on board or start something of their own. The show offers insight and moves people to help protect the environment.
A Nigerian mobile app called Trashcoin connects waste producers to recyclers in real time. Plus it gives users direct incentives like the ability to pay utilities with points gathered from their plastic waste.
In Senegal, environmental protection is not part of the official school curriculum. Still, some schools and teachers are taking on the issue by planting organic gardens in schoolyards where students can learn by doing.
Kenya's island of Lamu is burdened by a deluge of plastic waste. Now a facility on the island is processing this waste into a valuable material that can even be used to keep some of the island's traditions alive.
The disappearance of chimpanzees is accelerating in Guinea Conakry due to poaching, as well as timber and mineral exploitation. To reverse it, one project is raising chimpanzees and preparing them for a return to the wild.
Waterways can be a part of the solution when it comes to traffic jams. More and more people are commuting with boats. This trend reduces emissions and helps people arrive on time at their destinations.