Youth Opportunity & Transformation in Africa (YOTA) Youth Innovation Challenge for Young Africans for Course

  •  Course
  •  29-Jul-2023
  •   Africa
  • $$  Up to $5,000

YOTA (Youth Opportunity & Transformation in Africa) is currently accepting applications from African talented young innovators for its 2022 Youth Innovation Challenge.

The goal of the Challenge is to promote and nurture catalytic youth-led solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Challenge is part of the Africa Youth Partnership to Advocate for an Equitable Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic’s activities.

They are searching for the most outstanding young innovators from Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria to present their ideas and proposed solutions for solving the many issues that the COVID-19 pandemic has posed to the continent. They wish to encourage youth creativity in order to improve inclusive and equitable post-pandemic recovery initiatives.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to:

  • An individual young person between the age of 18 and 35; or an informal group of young people, or a local youth- or women-led organization or company (both non-profit or for-profit are welcome); female candidates or teams with predominantly female members are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Nationals of Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria who are resident in their countries or based in the diaspora.
  • Persons who are passionate about using their skills to design innovative solutions to promote addressing the many socio-economic challenges posed to your country by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Truly innovative and impactful ideas or solutions that have the potential to change lives in a sustainable way.

Offered Benefits

Participants in the Youth Innovation Challenge have the opportunity to receive a variety of resources to help them put their ideas into action, including:

  • Up to $5,000 USD of funding per project.
  • Business development advice from top experts in the field of innovation and human-centered design.
  • Access to carefully curated tools and resources to support the full cycle of youth-led innovation and human-centered design.
  • Opportunity to become part of a growing community of young African innovators for ongoing learning, sharing, and networking.
  • Opportunity to be supported to showcase solutions across various international multi-stakeholder platforms, processes, and convenings before the end of 2022.

Application Process

Go to Youth Opportunity & Transformation in Africa(YOTA) on to apply

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