The Africa innovates for the SDGs is an award which recognizes and rewards exceptional early-stage African social innovation which solve problems within the focus of the 17 United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).These SDGs include putting an end to poverty, hunger, ensuring good health and wellbeing of all people, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, amongst others.
According to the application website, selected innovators will receive funding to develop and scale their innovations to become financially sustainable and reach as many beneficiaries as possible. They will also receive regional exposure and a cash award of up to USD 5,000. The target of the competition is 5 innovators.
The award is open to all Africans above the age of 18. Apply for this award before September 7, 2018 and visit africainnovates4sdgs.com for more information on the application process.