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The Development Bank of Southern Africa

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) Youth Challenge

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The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) invites participants for the Youth Challenge 2021. The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is a leading development finance institution (DFI) operating across the African continent. It provides infrastructure financing in the energy, transport, water and Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sectors, with a secondary focus on the education, health and human settlements sectors.

DBSA believes that financing infrastructure is about improving people’s lives and growing the economy. With the inaugural DBSA Youth Challenge, we are inviting youth legally residing in South Africa to submit their ideas and solutions that improve the lives of our communities by addressing infrastructure challenges in new and innovative ways that build Africa’s prosperity.

The Sectors

  • Energy: Your idea will contribute to economic and environmentally sustainable energy generation, storage and/or distribution.
  • Health: Your idea improves access to quality affordable primary healthcare in marginalised communities in urban and rural areas of the country.
  • Water: Your idea reduces water pollution and/or increases access to clean potable water.
  • Human Settlements & Housing: Your idea offers a solution to the need for affordable, environmentally sustainable housing in informal settlements and/or rural areas of the country.
  • Transport: Your idea improves access, safety and/or the experience of public commuters, or reduces traffic congestion and air pollution or increases the efficiency of moving goods.
  • ICT: Your idea solves the challenge of access faced by many, breaking down those barriers to digital accessibility and connectivity.
  • Education: Your idea solves the need of access to quality education; for every child ensuring that they’re equipped for the future.


The winner will receive the share of R1.5 million

Criteria & Prizes

Ideas will be selected according to:

  • Originality
  • Relevance
  • Technical feasibility
  • Quality of the submission, motivation and presentation
  • Scalability

Enter How


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 July,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Development Bank of Southern Africa



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