World Summit Award for Young Digital Entrepreneurs 2021

Deadline: 30th September, 2021 World Summit Award for Young Digital Entrepreneurs 2021 Application is now open for World Summit Award (WSA) for Young Digital Entrepreneurs 2021. The WSA is a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society. It is a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. The […]

Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund (YECF) 2021 for Kenya Youths

Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund (YECF) 2021 for Kenya Youths Application is now open for Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund (YECF) 2021 for Kenya Youths. This is for entrepreneurs Rural Access is part of the Knowledge Centres for Organic Agriculture (KCOA) in Africa project funded by GIZ. It is part of the “One World – […]

SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development 2021

Deadline: 22nd March, 2021 Are you part of a small and growing eco-inclusive enterprise that continues to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to your target markets? Application is now open for The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. This is an annual awards scheme designed to identify the most innovative and promising locally-led […]

Global Competition for Young Entrepreneurs 2021

Deadline: May 2021 Application is now open for The Global Competition for youth Start-ups 2021. The Global Competition for African entrepreneurs is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to showcase their entrepreneurial prowess at the Intra-African Trade Fair in Kigali, Rwanda. This is in partnership with the African Union Commission ALSO READ: WISE Edtech Accelerator Program […]

OIC Dhaka Global Youth Holy Quran Recitation Competition 2021

Deadline: 23rd March 2021 Application is now open for OIC Dhaka Holy Quran Recitation Competition 2021. The al qur’anul Karim is the guidance for mankind and the complete code of life. With a view to enhancing the practice and study of the holy Qur’anul Karim among the Muslim youth community, Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020 […]

Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge for Middle East, Turkey & Africa

Deadline: April 12, 2021. Application is now open for The second GNI Innovation Challenge in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa region focuses on reader engagement and new business models in any form. It follows the highly successful first round of the Challenge for the region which saw 21 projects from 13 countries receive $1.93 million […]

Young Social Entrepreneurs Global Program 2021 ($20,000 Grant prize)

Deadline: 25th April, 2021 The Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Global is an eight-month program that inspires, equips, and enables youth of different nationalities to start or scale up their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond. Since 2010, YSE Global has nurtured a network of youth with innovative business ideas focused on social good. Together with […]

Enugu State Youth Entrepreneurship Leadership and Initiative (YELI) Program

Deadline: March 1, 2021 The Youth entrepreneurship and leadership initiative (YELI) is my pet project (Dr Dorothy Jeff-Nnamani) and launched in 2021 to mark the celebration of my 50th Birthday. It is intended to continue as an annual program to encourage the youths as they embark on entrepreneurship and leadership journey. Having experienced the hurdles and successes […]

Global No Waste Challenge 2021 ($10,000 Prize)

This global issue foreshadows other devastating social and environmental problems ranging from accelerating global warming to loss of biodiversity, which if left unchecked, could ultimately drive the world to a climate crisis. To that end, What Design Can Do (WDCD) in collaboration with The IKEA Foundation is calling on forward-thinking individuals who can create innovative solutions to identify […]

TLA-SDGS 30 Under 30 Award Program 2021

Deadline: February 28, 2021 Applications are open to nominate any African for the TLA-SDGS 30 Under 30 Program 2021. Do you know any African under the age 30 fostering the achievement of SDGs. Nominate he/she now. TLA-SDGs 30 under 30 program recognizes young Africans from around the world promoting and enhancing achievement of the SDGs […]

MCI Uganda Media Challenge Fellowship Programme 2021

Deadline: February 12, 2021 The Media Challenge Fellowship Program is an aggressive multimedia journalism training program awarded to the best journalism students from the Inter-University Media Challenge, a practical reporting competition in 12 universities in Uganda. The fellowship program is part of the Media Challenge Initiative’s strategic vision of building the next generation of journalists […]

UN Environment Programme Champions of the Earth Award 2021

Deadline: February 12, 2021 The Champions of the Earth award is the United Nation’s highest environmental honour. Led by the UN Environment Programme, it recognizes outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have a transformative impact on the environment. Champions of the Earth inspire, defend, mobilize and act to tackle […]

Global IREX Youth Logo Design Competition 2021

Deadline: February 2, 2021 The Global IREX is inviting global youth to Submit their entry for the Global IREX Youth Excel Logo Design Competition 2021. This competition aims to challenge youth and youth-led organizations to capture the identity, vision and purpose of Youth Excel project by designing a logo that represents its target group. The goal […]

Union Bank Innovation Challenge 2021 (4.5 Million Prize)

Deadline: 28th February, 2021 Applications are now open for entrepreneur in Nigeria with an exciting technology-focused Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to apply for unionx innovation challenge! Union Bank is hosting the fourth edition of the Innovation Challenge, UnionX, themed A New Discovery. This challenge is open to innovative and creative entrepreneurs with solutions that have the potential to transform […]

UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers Program for Young Leaders 2021

Deadline: March 15, 2021. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future and shape a new era for business. As part of our Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, each year, the UN Global Compact celebrates a group of SDG Pioneers — business leaders who are doing an exceptional job to […]

UNEP Youth Environment Assembly (YEA) Programme 2021

Registrations are now open for the Youth Environment Assembly program 2021. The Global Youth Environment Assembly is the official youth forum toward the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).   The first YEA of 2021 will take place on 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 February in lead the up to UNEA 5.1.  The […]

UK-NG Fully-funded Digital Upskill Program 2021

Deadline: 16th January, 2021 The UK-NG Tech hub and Decagon are recruiting and pairing shortlisted SMEs with 100 vetted software engineers to help build web apps while they gain experience. DevPlacement is an initiative of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub in partnership with Nigeria’s leading software engineering institute, Decagon. With the pilot phase set to kick off in […]

World Ocean Initiative Ocean Changemakers 2021

Deadline: February 5, 2021. The Ocean Changemakers Challenge aims to showcase innovators working to develop business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges. It is aimed at early-career researchers or professionals.  Building on the success of the Women and the ocean: Changemakers challenge, The Economist Group’s World Ocean Initiative has launched the Ocean Changemakers Challenge, a competition open to men and […]

International Humanitarian Law prize for African academics 2020/2021

Deadline: 31st December, 2020 The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is pleased to announce an academic prize for the best published work on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in Africa in 2020. As part of its mandate to work for the understanding and dissemination of knowledge of IHL and to prepare any development thereof, […]

YouthLead #Reaching16 Essay Contest for Young Changemakers 2021

Deadline: 13th January 2021 Calling all young changemakers! Participate in the “YouthLead #Reaching16 Essay Contest” and join us in advocating for peace, justice, and strong institutions! “Reaching 16” refers to Goal 16 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that aims to promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies. It also serves as a reference and commitment to […]

Nairobi Innovation Challenge Application 2020/2021

Deadline: 31st December, 2020 The NIW Innovation Challenge provides the opportunity for early stage startups to get recognition and be rewarded as the Most Promising Startups of 2021. The NIW Innovation Challenge started in 2017 as the NIWStartups. The Nairobi Innovation Challenge 2020 focusses on five thematic areas based on Kenya’s Big Four Agenda.  They however take a […]

Nigeria Health Watch Prevent Epidemics Naija Journalism Award 2020/2021

Nigeria, just like the rest of the world, is grappling with COVID-19 and journalists have played the critical role of providing public health updates, combating misinformation and supplying entertainment to help people cope with the virus’s impact. The Nigerian media has proved to be a valuable force in covering issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, providing […]

Lafarge Africa National Essay Competition 2021 (N3million Price)

Deadline: December 31 2020 To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria and the 60th anniversary of LAP in Nigeria, LAP is organising a national essay competition. The theme for the essay competition is “Building the Nigeria of my dreams”, which is in line with LAP’s nation building initiative, to promote patriotism and corporate citizenship. The competition […]

The 2021 Digital Storytelling Contest and World Press Photo Contest

Deadline: 12th January, 2020 Our annual contests recognize and celebrate the best visual journalism produced over the last year. An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions.This year presents a first for the World Press Photo Foundation. Every year we look forward to welcoming industry professionals from all over the world to Amsterdam to […]

Global Essay Competition 2021

Deadline: 1st February, 2021 The St. Gallen Symposium is a two-day conference taking place at the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) in May. Every year key decision-makers from the fields of economics, politics, science, and society take part in the symposium to meet and exchange with the next generation of leaders. The entire conference is organised by […]

The Nigerian Content Science And Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC) for Nigerian students (Cash + prizes)

Deadline: 14th January, 2021 The Science and Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC) is a novel entrepreneurship development program by the Nigerian Content and Development Management Board (NDCMB) and implemented by Enactus Nigeria, intended to challenge all students of accredited Nigerian tertiary institutions, to apply science, technology and innovation to finding home-grown solutions to everyday problems across […]

UBA Sierra Leone National Easy Challenge for senior secondary School students.

Deadline: 11st December, 2020 The UBA essay national competition is calling senior secondary School students for essay challenge on the topic: “During the COVID-19 Pandemic school closures, explain the interventions you wish you had implemented to make your life at home or your community more comfortable” SCHOLARSHIP GRANT TO THE 3 NATIONAL WINNERS: First position: […]

Islamic Corporation Development (ICD) Mobile Phone Photography Contest 2020

Deadline: 31st December, 2020 The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is pleased to launch a mobile phone photography contest inviting resident citizens of all ICD’s member countries to capture and showcase their country’s culture, heritage, people, and development from their perspective and submit photographs for the contest before the 31  December 2020.  […]