CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YouthADAPT Challenge 2023: Scaling Up Gender-Responsive Youth Innovations for Climate Action.
DEADLINE: November 5th 2023
The African Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAAP), a strategic partnership programme being implemented by the African Development Bank Group and the Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA), aims to raise $25 billion to scale up and expedite climate change adaptation efforts across Africa.
YouthAdapt: Empowering Youth for Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience is one of the program’s four flagship initiatives. Through the Africa young Adaptation #YouthADAPT Challenge, AAAP is scaling up young innovations for climate change under the YouthADAPT programme.
Only female-owned businesses focusing on innovations and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies for climate adaptation action in Africa and tackling gender inequality in their solutions are the focus of this cohort.
Artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual reality, robotics, the Internet of Things, quantum computing, additive manufacturing, blockchain, and fifth-generation wireless are a few examples of 4IR technologies.
These are the kinds of answers that ought to be put into practise in actual, on-the-ground climate problems in Africa. The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), which is housed by the African Development Bank, is providing funding to support this call for submissions.
Age: The business owner must be between the ages of 18 and 35.
Ownership of founder – Either the founder must be an African citizen or actively participate in the business’ activities.
Geographical location and corporate legal registration – The company must be legally registered in Africa.
Profitability – The company must have made money over the previous two years.
Impact and climate adaptation: The company must show how its operations have a direct bearing on these issues.
Gender Only businesses with at least 51% female ownership are allowed to apply.
Industry: Must utilise technologies from the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).