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Launch of YouthADAPT Challenge 2023: Empowering Africa’s Female Tech Innovators to tackle Climate Change

Launch of YouthADAPT Challenge 2023: Empowering Africa’s Female Tech Innovators to tackle Climate Change

YouthADAPT Challenge 2023 is launched by the African Development Bank, the Africa Climate Change Fund and the Global Center on Adaptation

The Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program, a joint initiative of the African Development Bank and the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) has launched a call for applications for the third edition of the YouthADAPT Challenge, with support from the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) hosted by the Bank.

YouthADAPT is an annual competition that invites young entrepreneurs leading micro, small, and medium enterprises in Africa to submit innovative solutions and business ideas that can drive climate change adaptation and resilience across the continent.

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This year’s call is dedicated to female-owned enterprises pioneering Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies such as artificial intelligence; big data analytics; virtual reality; robotics; Internet of Things; quantum computing; additive manufacturing; blockchain and fifth generation wireless for climate adaptation.

The winners will be awarded $100,000 each and will receive training, mentorship and coaching to support their climate change adaptation solutions and business ideas in their communities and across Africa. They will also join the YouthADAPT Alumni Network to learn from dynamic community of youth entrepreneurs throughout Africa.

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To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 35. Their ventures should be youth-led and offer tangible solutions to real-life climate challenges. They must be registered and operational in Africa, with at least two years worth of accounts.

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