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Africa’s first metaverse and Innovation Africa bring clean drinking water to the continent

418 million people lack even a basic level of drinking water, and 779 million lack basic sanitation services on the continent

Africa's first metaverse and Innovation Africa bring clean drinking water to Africa
Ubuntuland screenshot. Image from Joseph Morton.

The continent’s first metaverse Africarare has teamed with non-profit Innovation Africa to help them bring clean drinking water to remote communities.

Africarare is creating a custom Innovation Africa village in it’s metaverse, Ubuntuland to showcase the organization’s work. Here viewers can learn more about the technology used and see success stories, and witness the effects of the organization’s work.

The partnership empowers rural communities by providing access to clean water and light using Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies.

“We are proud to support the incredible work of Innovation Africa, and we believe that through the metaverse and web3, we can help them achieve their goals in a new and exciting way,” said Mc Mann, co-founder and CEO of Africarare.

“By participating in the Drops of Life fundraiser, you too have the power to make a difference and transform someone’s life for the better.”

Africaware will also be launching a unique collection of Water Drop NFTs called “Drops of Life.” The collection includes five water drops, including diamond, gold, silver platinum and bronze, with different attributes and variations based on the donation type.

For example, the Diamond Drop will provide a village with water for life, and includes a trip to where the water was provided where the person can turn on the taps for the first time. Also, a 3×3 village in Ubuntuland to view all the data around the water production in three dimensions.

Developed by Johannesburg-based innovation company Mann Made, Africarare is a 3D virtual reality immersive hub. It houses a metaverse marketplace that showcases African art, and provides a platform for businesses and artists to display their offerings.

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NFT collection proceeds go to support Innnovation Africa initiatives

The NFT collection will be available in mid 2023. All the proceeds will go to support Innovation Africa’s ongoing projects.

Africa’s population jumped from 800 million to 1.3 billion people between 2000 and 2020. In that time, 500 million people gained access to basic drinking water and 290 million to basic sanitation services according to a report from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply.

That leaves 418 million people who still lack even a basic level of drinking water. Additionally, that’s 779 million lacking basic sanitation services (and also 208 million who still practice open defecation) on the continent.

Also, 839 people who still lack basic hygiene services.

The new collaboration aims to help change this trajectory. Innovation Africa has delivered more than 800 successful projects across 10 African countries since 2008. It’s improved over 4 million lives in so doing.

“We are truly excited to launch this partnership with Africarare, taking this unique opportunity to create NFT’s for good and enable each buyer to make a direct, significant and transformative impact with each Drop of Life purchased,” said Sivan Ya’ari, founder and CEO of Innovation Africa.

“Access to water is a right, not a privilege and we are grateful for your support.”

People can donate the initiative via Africarare website.


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