Global Center on Adaptation and African Development Bank call for applications for the African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthADAPT) Challenge.

The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for building resilience and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change. Young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to respond to the call for the expression of interest and submit their business plan through the official submission portal.

The African Youth Adaptations Solutions Challenge is part of the ‘Empowering Youth through Jobs and Entrepreneurship’ pillar of the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), a strategic partnership between the GCA and the African Development Bank aimed at galvanizing climate-resilient actions through a triple win approach to address the impacts of Covid-19, climate change and the economy.

So if you know young entrepreneurs who are interested: The call is open for young entrepreneurs between 18 and 35 years old to implement solutions for building resilience and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change. Winners will get business grants of up to USD 100,000 in value, and access to a 12-month business accelerator program.

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