Africa Innovates for the SDGs: Apply Now to Compete for the Award

Are you an African Entrepreneur? Do you have a disruptively innovative solution that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa? Then, apply now to participate in the Africa Innovates for the SDGs.

The Africa Innovates for the SDGs is a new award for African social innovators with exceptional ideas and initiatives linked to any of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates for the SDGs and President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, launched the award for a new generation of early-stage social innovators in Africa who are solving pressing problems in the SDG focus areas.

The award will put a spotlight on the winning SDG innovators and raise awareness around their work.

The Africa Innovates for the SDGs is therefore seeking innovative solutions that will make a substantial contribution towards improving livelihoods and accelerating development across various economic sectors, whether it is health care, education, climate change, or any of the SDG focus areas.

Successful innovations may start off small, but they will have the potential to scale to impact tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands and even millions of beneficiaries!

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Open to innovators from any one of Africa’s countries, the Africa Innovates for the SDGs will recognize and award outstanding early-stage African innovation that solves key challenges linked to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The winners will be awarded the grand prize and have their work showcased at an international level, helping them to expand their work.

Basic Eligibility Eriteria for the Africa Innovates for the SDGs

Applicant must be a citizen of any African country or a resident in any African countries for a minimum of 3 consecutive years.
Applicant must be 18 years or older.
General criteria

The solutions submitted to Africa Innovates for the SDGs must:

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Be unique, new and innovative.
Clearly contribute to one or more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Have already been tested or have proven impact.
Have the potential to create strong and meaningful impact on society especially for large numbers of people.

How to Apply for the Africa Innovates for the SDGs

Interested in participating in the Africa Innovates for the SDGs entrepreneurship competition? Then, head over to the application portal and submit your application now

Or visit the website of the Africa Innovates for the SDGs to learn more

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Deadline: Applications must be received by September 7, 2018.

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