Innovation for women in Africa

The tech startups challenge for women inclusion

Overview

Nov 12
Jan 1 - Jul 31, 2019
AFD Public Sector Initiative
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Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northern Africa
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

THE COMPETITION

To promote entrepreneurial initiatives managed by women and/or men, tackling the challenges of women’s inclusion and gender inequalities – whether social, economic, cultural or political – and leveraging digital innovation for their development.
 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

ANY INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVE

  • demonstrating the existence of a legal form and having a proven activity on the African continent
  • owned by women and/or men, and having a positive impact on women’s inclusion and the reduction of gender inequalities
  • leveraging digital technologies to amplify its impact

 

REWARDS

DIGITAL CHALLENGE INITIATIVE: 15 000€

Rewarding two startups going through the induction phase and demonstrating an outstanding ability to innovate.

DIGITAL CHALLENGE SUCCESS: 50 000€

Rewarding two startups going through the expansion phase and demonstrating an outstanding ability to scale up and develop.

DIGITAL CHALLENGE – JURY’S AWARD: 20 000€

Rewarding one startup demonstrating outstanding originality and uniqueness in its approach to the challenge of women inclusion.

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