IFC, Kobo360 identifies global innovators to pilot sustainable cooling innovations in Nigeria

NIGERIA – IFC in partnership with Kobo360, an African digital logistics platform, have selected eleven global innovators to take part in the recently launched TechEmerge Temperature-Controlled Logistics Nigeria program. Under the program, the selected participant will partner with 15 leading Nigerian companies, to pilot cost-effective and climate-smart technologies to strengthen the country’s temperature-controlled logistics supply chain. The sustainable cooling innovation program is funded by the UK Government’s International Climate Finance and offers a total pool of US$1 million in grant funding to support field-testing over the next 12-18 months. The…

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Kobo360 partners with IFC to tackle food waste and reduce energy consumption

NIGERIA – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with Kobo360, an African digital logistics platform, announced an open call for innovators from around the world to bring climate-smart, temperature-controlled logistics (TCL) cooling solutions to Nigeria to help the country address food waste challenges, support its health sector, and reduce its energy consumption. The program is being implemented by IFC in partnership with the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Kobo360, an African e-logistics platform and IFC client. Applications are open until January…

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Co-founders of logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into Endeavor network

NIGERIA – Co-founders of digital logistics company Kobo360, Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II, have been accepted into the global Endeavor network, gaining access to various support services to help the company scale.  The Endeavor initiative works to catalyse long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide, and has accepted a host of African entrepreneurs into its network in recent years, most recently at the start of April.  At its recent Third Virtual International Selection Panel (ISP), Endeavor selected 10 entrepreneurs from five markets to join its network,…

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Nigeria logistics firm Kobo360 officially launches in Kenya

KENYA – A Nigerian freight logistic firm, has started its operations in Kenya after being in experimental operations for five months. The firm announced that it has launched its operations in Nairobi, Kenya, with access to over 3,000 trucks and truck owners. The platform started as an app, linking shippers, forwarding firms and truckers. Kobo360 is eyes the intra-African trade space in order to support the thousands of freight companies who require a safe, reliable and cost-effective delivery of their goods to cargo recipients across the region. Speaking during the…

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Nigeria logistics firm Kobo360 to launch operations in East Africa

KENYA – Kobo360, Nigeria’s technology logistics platform, has unveiled plans of expanding its operation by setting up a branch in Kenya to serve the East African region. According to a report by Business Daily, Its co-founder, Ife Oyedele II, said that the Kenyan office to be opened this year will also enable the firm exploit the opportunities along the Northern Corridor which is anchored at the port of Mombasa The firm also unveiled plans of expanding into Ghana after starting operations in Togo last year. Speaking during the recently held…

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