Link Portal to apply for 2022 UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge

Link Portal to apply for 2022 UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge

United Nations Development Programme Sub-Regional Hub for West and Central Africa (UNDP WACA) Youth Innovation Challenge Application Form Portal is now open for interested applicants to apply and register online. Start now!

The 2022 UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge is all about Identifying and supporting the transformative innovations and resilience of young people from West and Central Africa.

The Nations Development Programme Sub-Regional Hub for West and Central Africa (UNDP WACA) is calling for young entrepreneurs and innovators with impactful solutions in West and Central Africa.

Brief about for 2022 UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge

The UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge is an initiative designed to identify and support the transformative innovations and resilience of young people from West and Central Africa. It follows the 2021 inaugural edition – Sahel Innovate Challenge – which provided 10 youth from across the Sahel Region with funding ranging from $1,000 – $20,000 to bolster their innovations.

Take away

  • 5 finalists will be fully funded to participate and pitch their solutions at the 2022 YouthConnekt Sahel Forum in N’Djamena, Chad and win funding of up to $50,000 (total award envelope to be awarded to the top 5 innovators).
  • Opportunities for young innovators to access funding and partnership opportunities.
  • Evaluation committees will identify 30 pre-selected youth to join the WACA innovator network and access peer-to-peer learning, coaching, and training opportunities.

Requirements Eligibility for 2022 UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge

  • You must be between 18 and 35 years old.
  • A citizen (can be in diaspora) of a West & Central African country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • The best existing solutions (with tangible impact) in the following thematic areas: Digital Transformation, COVID-19 Recovery, Health, Education, Peace and Security, Cultural and Creative Arts, Agroforestry and Climate Change.

How to apply/register for 2022 UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge

For video submission guidelines – click here

Registration Form Closing Date for 2022 UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge

The deadline is on the 2nd September, 2022

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