Johanan Dujon – Commonwealth Young Person of the Year
Written by Radio Caribbean International on March 19, 2019
Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for the Caribbean and Americas Region is…Johanan Dujon!
Young Saint Lucian entrepreneur Johanan Dujon, is among four exceptional young people from India, Nigeria, the Solomon Islands and the Caribbean who received top accolades at the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of their efforts to end hunger, sexual violence, improve sanitation issues and combat climate change.
Twenty-five-year old Dujon who was the recipient of Invest Saint Lucia’s 2017 Young Entrepreneur Award, is the founder of an indigenous biotechnology company ‘Algas Organics’, which develops high quality commercial agricultural products from harmful Sargassum seaweed.
Recognizing his achievement the Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs extended congratulations to Mr. Dujon, who obtained the coveted award on March 13th, 2019.
Dujon’s company converts Sargassum seaweed into bio-fertilizers and household chemicals, abating the detrimental effect of the seaweed’s hydrogen sulphide emissions. The products are sold to commercial farmers and households. He won in the category: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, meeting Sustainable Development Goal No. 9 (SDG 9).
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