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APPLY: 2021 AfDB African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge For Young Entrepreneurs

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB.org) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge.

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.

Young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to respond to the call for the expression of interest and submit their business plan through the official submission porta

  • Host: Global Center on Adaptation | African Development Bank 
  • Category: Competitions | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All African Countries 
  • Reward: $100,000
  • Deadline: October 6, 2021
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Details

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defines climate change adaptation as:

…. adjustments in ecological, social, or economic systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli and their effects or impacts. It refers to changes in processes, practices, and structures to moderate potential damages or to benefit from opportunities associated with climate change. In simple terms, countries and communities need to develop adaptation solutions and implement action to respond to the impacts of climate change that are already happening, as well as prepare for future impacts.

Within this framework, an adaptation solution refers to any necessary measure, practice, product, or service that helps counteract and minimize the risks arising from the changing climate, thereby reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience.

The YouthADAPT Challenge is open to solutions (products, services, tools, or ideas) targeted at climate change adaptation and increasing resilience. Admissible solutions can represent:

  • An adaptation solutions business that has not been scaled and is not in widespread use
  • An existing resilience and adaptation solutions business or product
  • A commercially viable means to raise awareness or scale uptake of specific adaptation solutions.
 
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Requirements

Enterprises must be:

  • Youth-led with applicants aged between the ages of 18 and 35 years
  • Delivering climate adaptation or resilience solutions addressing real-life challenges
  • Legally registered and operating in Africa
  • Able to show revenues for at least two years

50% of the enterprises supported will be women-owned or women-led

Reward

The YouthADAPT Challenge will gather adaptation solutions from young entrepreneurs in Africa selecting the best, providing the businesses with a grant of up to $100,000 and an opportunity to scale and fully commercialise their businesses via a 12-month accelerator program. The eligibility criteria for applying to the Challenge are as above

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should use the link below to access the application window

Application Deadline: 6th October 2021
Enquiries: [email protected]

Deadline: October 6, 2021

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