For the fifth consecutive year, the Agence française de développement is committed to supporting high-impact digital actors in Africa. For this new edition, the AFD Digital Challenge wished to combine the challenges of the digital transition with those of climate protection and biodiversity, in line with Goal 13 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The African Union and GIZ have joined forces to launch the Agenda 2063 Africa Photojournalism Project for African Female Journalists. Pictures have the power to reflect everyday life experiences and are a valuable tool for storytelling. They capture a moment in time in history and also have the power to transport one to faraway places.
Google for Startups Accelerator Africa is a three-month accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups across the African continent. The program is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people, and technology to startups that leverage machine learning and AI in their company today or plan to in the future. In
Call for Youth Proposals on Raising Awareness and Engagement on Protection of African World Heritage
In Celebration of African World Heritage Day on 5 May 2021, and in the framework of the African Union Year 2021 for “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in partnership with UNESCO National Commissions in the region and the African World Heritage Fund is launching an open
Africa’s Business Heroes Competition (ABH) aims to identify, support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their local communities, working to solve the most pressing problems, and building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future. The initiative aims to be as inclusive as possible. Applications are
Supporting someone who has mental health challenges is far from easy. You may feel helpless, confused, and struggle to know what to do for the best. Every person has the right to quality mental health support where and when they need it. A 2015 BBC report suggested that there are 30 psychiatrists working in Uganda.
Do you have an idea, solution or approach to improve human rights work? Apply for the second cohort of the Digital Human Rights Lab Innovation Program and win a share of the total amount of UGX 60.000.000 and qualify for the following 6-month Mentorship Program. The Digital Human Rights Lab (DHRLab) is a virtual and
The African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) is Africas intergovernmental standards body formed by OAU (currently AU) and UNECA in 1977 in Accra Ghana. The fundamental mandate of ARSO is to develop tools for standards development, standards harmonization and implementation of these systems to enhance Africa’s internal trading capacity, increased Africas product and service competitiveness globally,
This year’s World Bank Youth Summit Competition challenges young social entrepreneurs to submit innovative proposals for scalable enterprises that fuel a greener, more inclusive and resilient recovery from the economic and health crisis induced by COVID-19. The global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic calls for a coordinated effort toward recovery. The pandemic has resulted in the creation of not
The British Council through the #DestinationZero challenge is looking for ideas that will help communities move closer to zero carbon emissions or adapt to the effects of climate change. #DestinationZero Challenge #DestinationZero is an innovation challenge for people aged 18 to 35 who want to tackle climate change and make a positive difference to the