African Innovation

Call for Participation in the Africa Protected Areas Congress

This landmark forum aims to position Africa’s protected areas within the broader goals of sustainable development and community well-being. The event will provide a platform for holding honest discussions on the future we want for our protected areas and seek solutions to the persistent and emerging problems that stand on the way. The continent has …

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Apply: $600,000 Zayed Sustainability Prize for African Innovators

The UAE’s pioneering global award for rewarding innovation, impact and inspiration in sustainable development solutions has announced that it will be inviting organisations and schools to submit their entries in one of its five (5) categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water, Global High Schools. The Prize’s five categories are designed to closely align with the United …

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11 Africans Selected for the Facebook Community Leadership Program

Facebook has announced the names of 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Around a dozen African community leaders have been selected to become program residents and fellows.  The five (5) participants selected  as community leaders in residence, each will be awarded up to $1,000,000 to fund their community …

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Introducing the 15 Companies Accepted into Facebook\’s Accelerator Program in Lagos

The teams went through an intensive 1-week bootcamp between the 27th and 31st of August 2018 and have now kicked off their six-month journey to build, modify and optimize their value-driven products. The selected teams will receive up to $20K in equity free-funding, partner credits, mentorship, technical and business support from Facebook and CcHUB.  RoadPreppers: Lara.ng is a …

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African Innovation Foundation (AIF) Announces the 10 Finalists for the Innovation Prize for Africa

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 finalists for its prestigious 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). This year’s call for applications with its theme “African innovation: Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems” attracted more than 3 000 applications from 52 African countries. Building on the AIF mandate, submissions this year demonstrate significant breakthroughs in ICT, …

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Apply: $185,000 Innovation Prize for Africa

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) recently announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems” thereby inviting submissions to reward the best home-grown innovations on the continent. The annual Award seeks to celebrate outstanding breakthroughs that deliver practical, and commercially viable African solutions that are innovative and sustainable. IPA’s …

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Apply for the 2017 $150,000 Innovation Prize for Africa

The African Innovation Foundation driver of the Innovation Prize for Africa is pleased to announce the launch of the sixth edition of the IPA awards by calling for applications to the prestigious competition. The competition offers Africa’s top crop of innovators a share in a grand prize of US$150 000 and additional scalable entrepreneurial opportunities. Enterprises …

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50,000 Euros Up for Grabs

The Siemens Stiftung is looking for low technological solutions or products with business potential for basic supply problems in developing and emerging countries. The “empowering people award” is addressed to any individual, team, organization or enterprise from any region in the world. The products or solutions have to already be in use. The aim of …

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