French Development Agency (AFD) 2023 Digital Challenge for African Countries for Course

  •  Course
  •  23-Feb-2023
  •   Worldwide
  • $$  Varies

AFD Group continues to strengthen its support for African start-ups and digital players for the sixth consecutive year. Since 2016, the annual objective of the AFD Digital Challenge has been to identify these projects, promote them and accelerate their development. This latest edition of the AFD Digital Challenge is dedicated to digital technology for cultural and creative industries. The Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) are not only a place for entertainment, they are also a major lever for economic and social development. The role of these industries goes beyond their mere potential for wealth creation, as they actively participate in strengthening social cohesion, inclusion, the valorisation of African cultures and the emancipation of citizens.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Your digital project involves one of the six main sectors of activity of the Cultural and Creative Industries (mentioned above)
  • Your project is currently in the seed phase (prototyping or beginning of commercialization with an indicative annual turnover of 0 to 18 000€), or in the acceleration phase (economic model and user market established with an indicative annual turnover of 18 000
  • Your project has a legal structure based in one or more African countries?
  • Your project has a sustainable and autonomous economic model
  • Digital technology is at the heart of your solution
  • Your project offers a digital solution to one of the following three challenges

- Transformation of the modes of production and consumption of cultural and creative goods and services

- Enhancing the value of African cultural heritage and legacies

- Promotion of inclusive access to cultural and creative content

Offered Benefits

  • Up to € 45,000 per winner

Application Process

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