AFD Digital Challenge

African Cities for a sustainable Development

Your startup, association, or research centre is developing a digital solution that promotes the development of inclusive and sustainable cities in Africa and falls under one of the categories below?
So you can apply!

For the fourth consecutive year, the French Agency for Development commits alongside high impact digital actors in Africa.


THE CATEGORIES

CREATION OF QUALITY URBAN SERVICES
​The development of digital tools that focus on creating or improving sustainable and efficient public services. Examples: Waste collection services, Innovative urban transportation, Access to water

URBAN PLANNING FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE
The use of digital technology to improve the knowledge of the city, facilitate the local decision making and improve the risk and disaster management. Examples: Satellite imaging, Participatory or community mapping, Participatory alert system in the context of a health or environmental disaster

STIMULATION OF LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The development of digital services that stimulate local economic activity. Examples: Urban tourism, Valorisation of architectural or natural heritage, Agri-food sector in the city (product designations of origin, traceability, etc.)

IMPROVING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITIZENS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
​Use of digital technology to improve exchanges between local authorities and citizens. Examples: E-governance, E-government, Electronic Administration


PRIZE

  • 20 000 €
  • International Visibility
  • A tailor-made support program “Acceleration pack”

CALENDAR

  • OPENING OF THE CALL FOR PROJECTS: September 30, 2019
  • CLOSURE OF THE CALL FOR PROJECTS: November 18, 2019
  • SELECTION OF THE TOP 30 APPLICATIONS FOR THE DEEPENING PHASE
  • SELECTION OF THE 15 BEST APPLICATIONS FOR THE FINAL SELECTION PHASE
  • NOMINATION OF THE 10 WINNERS

Details

November 18
AFDPublic Sector Initiative
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Africa
Smart city solutions

Activity