YOTA (Youth Opportunity & Transformation in Africa), an NGO has started collecting applications from African talented young innovators for its 2022 Youth Innovation Challenge.
The innovation challenge, according to YOTA, is to promote and nurture catalytic youth-led solutions in response to COVID-19 pandemic. It is part of the Africa Youth Partnership to Advocate for an Equitable Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic’s activities.
YOTA aims to empower young innovators to drive change and contribute to post-pandemic recovery efforts, and help to reduce the negative effects of the pandemic on young people and their communities while also elevating the ideas, resourcefulness, and creativity of young innovators striving to address the global health issue.
Those eligible for applications are young persons between the ages 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.
According to YOTA, those who participated in the Youth Innovation Challenge have the opportunity to receive a variety of resources to help them put their ideas into action, including but not limited to: Up to $5,000 USD of funding per project, Business development advice from top experts in the field of innovation and human-centered design, and Access to carefully curated tools and resources to support the full cycle of youth-led innovation and human-centered design.
To Apply for the YOTA Youth Innovation Challenge, Interested participants should visit their official website and click “Apply Now”.
Note that the First Round submissions deadline is July 29, 2022, and announcement of shortlisted submissions is on August 12, 2022.
Visit YOTA Challenge Offical Page