Africa Innovates for the SDGs is a new award opportunity catered to up and coming social innovators in Africa with exceptional ideas and initiatives linked to any of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates for the SDGs and President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, launched the award for a new generation of early-stage social innovators in Africa who are solving pressing problems in the SDG focus areas. The award will put a spotlight on the winning SDG innovators and raise awareness around their work.
Winners will be awarded the grand prize and have their work showcased at an international level, helping them to expand their work. In order to be eligible, applicants must:
- Be a citizen of any African country or a resident in any African countries for a minimum of 3 consecutive years.
- Be 18 years or older
The solutions submitted to Africa Innovates for the SDGs must:
- Be unique, new and innovative.
- Clearly contribute to one or more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
- Have already been tested or have proven impact.
- Have the potential to create strong and meaningful impact on society especially for large numbers of people.