Deadline Extended: French Government Challenge of 1,000 for African Entrepreneurs 

Application Deadline: NOW 28th February 2020 ( from 31st January 2020)

About the Award: Announced at the press conference presenting the 2020 Africa-France Summit held in Bordeaux on Tuesday 17 September 2019, the Challenge of 1.000 is a joint initiative of Digital Africa and the Summit.

Eligibility: In order to apply to the Challenge of 1,000:

  • You have to be an African entrepreneur, having an activity related to one of the 7 districts of The City of Solutions
  • Your organization needs a real legal existence (legal statute)
  • Your organization should have an increasing revenue
  • Your organization should beared a viable product or solution, innovative or duplicable at a lower cost, to make French and African cities more sustainable from an environmental and social point of view.

CAREFUL CONSIDERATION will be given by the jury to: 

  • Gender Parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply!
  • Geographical balance of origin of Contractors
  • Balance of themes on the 7 districts.

Selection Criteria: The selection of contractors will meet the following criteria:

  • Being an African entrepreneur, having an activity related to one of the 7 districts of The City of Solutions
  • Gender Parity
  • Geographical balance of origin of Contractors
  • Balance of themes on the 7 districts (Access to essential services, Feeding the cities, Building and enhancing the city, Moving around the city / visit the city, Living in the city, Financing and structuring projects, Connecting the city)
  • To be the bearer of an innovative or duplicable solution, at a lower cost and a strong impact to make French and African cities more sustainable from an environmental and social point of view
  • Be registered on the Digital Africa platform.

 


How to Apply: APPLY NOW

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