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Kenya’s Pula Advisors, Sendy, Access Afya Named 2022 Tech Pioneers 

The World Economic Forum has welcomes 100 innovative tech firms to its Technology Pioneers community among them Pula Advisors

PULA Advisors, a leading Agri-insurtech company, has been selected by the World Economic Forum for their innovation and impact in using technology to provide agriculture insurance to millions of smallholder farmers in emerging markets.

PULA is among WEF’s selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2022 to its Technology Pioneers community.

PULA Advisors works with smallholder farmers to provide Yield Index Insurance which is a comprehensive cover that de-risks smallholder farmers against any systemic risks that will affect their yields. PULA also leverages digital technology to provide agronomy advice that helps farmers become better producers.

 

PULA operates across 16 countries in Asia and Africa and has impacted 6 million smallholder farmers with our insurance and digital technology products.  

 

“Through PULA, we enable millions of rural people to take their destiny into their own hands and make them the most economic and socially empowered citizens of the emerging markets” – Said CEO Thomas Njeru during the nomination ceremony. 

“The future is in farmers’ hands; they only need the appropriate technology and tools and then they can feed the world. This nomination is a recognition for PULA, but mainly for farmers’ work and an invitation for all to support us to change their lives.”

The 2022 Tech Pioneers are based in 30 countries and this year’s cohort is shaping industries around the world.

In Africa, the 2022 Technology Pioneers include:

Access Afya (Kenya) – High-quality healthcare for the global mass market

Ampersand (Rwanda) – Africa’s leading battery-swap energy network for light vehicles

Okra (Nigeria) – Digitalizing financial services for Africa

Pula Advisors (Kenya) – An insurance and technology company providing comprehensive insurance solutions

Sendy (Kenya) – Building fulfilment infrastructure for e-commerce and consumer brands

 

“The 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers is already bringing great changes to industries around the world,” said Saemoon Yoon, Technology Pioneers Community Lead, World Economic Forum.

“By joining this community these emerging tech leaders can continue to show not only the impressive tech advancements within their firms but also how their companies are helping to build a better future for us all.”

The 2022 cohort will also be invited to participate in World Economic Forum workshops and events and high-level discussions during their two years in the community.

The Technology Pioneers community, launched in 2000, comprises early-to-growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. Companies selected in the past include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, Twitter, and Wikimedia.


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