Please see below a list of useful opportunities that you can share with the young people that you work with :
1. BMCE African Entrepreneurship Award
Looking for mentorship to launch or grow your business idea in Africa? Need some funding to bring your vision to life or to further your entrepreneurship journey? Submit a brief summary of your business idea or existing business here. Deadline to apply is April 28, 2017.
2. The UNDP’s Equator Prize
This year’s Equator Prize winners will feature innovative solutions related to protecting, restoring and/or sustainably managing nature to achieve local sustainable development, such as food security, water security, sustainable jobs and livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction. To be eligible for the Equator Prize 2017, the following requirements apply:
- The initiative must have been in existence for at least three years, and/or the actions taken must have been in place for at least three years.
- The nominee must be either a local community based group operating in a rural area, based in a country receiving support from the United Nations Development Programme; or an indigenous peoples’ community in any country, operating in a rural area.
- Actions taken must be nature based and must deliver benefits related to two or more sustainable development goals. (SDGs). Each winning group will receive $10,000 USD. One may self nominate here.
3. Need free legal assistance? Contact TrustLaw
TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s legal pro bono service that links amazing social enterprises such as who are fortunate to win Fellowships with The Anzisha Prize, who are working hard to make a major difference and achieve really meaningful impact, to a large network of lawyers who provide free legal services. For more information, visit their website here. If you have further questions you may contact program coordinator, Shalom M. Ndiku at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. The Young African Leadership Initiative call for applicants from Southern Africa
The Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa is now receiving applications for the Residential Program Cohort 8 (12 June – 7 July 2017) and Cohort 9 (11 August – 8 September 2017). The deadline for application is Sunday, March 05, 23:59 SAST. For more information or to submit an application visithere.
5. Enhancing Growth in New Enterprise Programme Business Plan Competition for Ghanaians
To participate in the ENGINE Business Plan Competition, one must be:
- A Ghanian citizen
- 20 years of age or older
- Propose an expansion of an existing business or new business that is or will be based in Ghana. Learn more here.
6. Ye! Global Awards are designed to celebrate an outstanding young entrepreneur who is successfully running his/her own enterprise and is making a positive impact on society. The award is part of the Global Inclusion Awards. This year, the Ye! Awards are also an official event of Germany’s G20 Presidency!
Who can apply? Any entrepreneur, from any country who is under 30 years old and whose enterprise has been officially running for over a year.
What the winner receives? A sponsored trip to Berlin in May to attend the Global Inclusion Award Gala Dinner and receive the award on stage, and an exclusive invitation to the G-20’s GPFI Forum in Berlin.