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African Development Bank (AfDB) African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge (Funding Available)

African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge: Applications are invited from young entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 35 for the AfDB African Youth Adaptation Fund Challenge. The award will provide a business grant of up to $100,000 to winners.

The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for building resilience and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change.

African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge | DETAILS

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. With a strong focus on youth and gender, winners of the Challenge will be given grants of up to $100,000 to help them scale up their businesses and the opportunity to participate in a 12-month business accelerator program.

Apply for: KKR Small Business Builders Grants for Entrepreneurs ($10,000 Funding Available)

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the Challenge, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be young African entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • The business entity must be owned or led by a youth.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years at the time of application.
  • Businesses must have the ability to provide solutions for building resilience and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change.

Also See: Tony Elumelu Foundation Women Entrepreneurship for Africa Program 2021

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge are to submit their business plan through the official submission portal on or before the close of the application window.

Note: Twenty youth-led enterprises will be shortlisted at the end of the application window and invited to submit videos for a jury panel review ahead of the finals and an award ceremony at COP26 in Glasgow on November 8, 2021.

Application Deadline: 6th October 2021

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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