Applications call for African Union Democracy and Governance in Africa Youth Innovation Challenge
The African Union (AU), through the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat, in a joint project with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have launched the “Democracy and Governance in Africa – Youth Innovation Challenge”. Youth innovators, innovation hubs, and incubation centers across the continent can participate in the innovation challenge. The challenge calls for existing innovations that are making an impact in the structural prevention of conflict through addressing issues of democracy deficit, lack of good governance, and contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights.
The 20 applicants will receive an opportunity for accelerator training to help develop their ideas further; for expansion and greater impact. Experienced trainers and experts will be supporting the ideas to refine, improve, and transform them into initiatives that will be magnified, replicated, or scaled up.
The jury will also screen and shortlist final innovations based on the ideas developed during the accelerator training and select final innovation/s to be awarded. The innovation/s will have a number of opportunities to be acknowledged namely on the African Union Commission’s initiatives on the theme of the year; AGA Annual dialogues, COMESA policy-making bodies, and others.
The submission should be based on an existing innovation (digital or non-digital) on or contributing to the following thematic areas;
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