Call for Applications: African Adaptation Acceleration Program

Call for Applications: African Adaptation Acceleration Program

Scaling Up Gender-Responsive Youth Innovations for Climate Action

The African Development Bank Group and the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) are jointly implementing a strategic partnership program, the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), aimed at mobilizing $25 billion to scale up and accelerate climate change adaptation actions across Africa.

One of the four flagships under this program is the YouthAdapt: Empowering Youth for Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience. Under the YouthADAPT program, AAAP is scaling up youth innovations for climate action through the Africa Youth Adaptation #YouthADAPT Challenge

This cohort targets only female-owned enterprises working on Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and innovations for climate adaptation action in Africa and addressing gender inequality in their solutions.

Examples of 4IR technologies include artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual reality, robotics, the Internet of Things, quantum computing technologies, additive manufacturing blockchain, and Fifth-generation wireless.

These should be solutions being implemented in real-life on-the-ground climate situations in Africa. This call for applications is supported by funds from the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) hosted by the African Development Bank.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age – The entrepreneur
    must be between the ages of 18 to 35.

  • Citizenship of founder – The founder must be of African nationality or the founder must be playing an active role in the operations of the enterprise.

  • Geography and legal registration of the company – The business must be legally registered in Africa.

  • Profitability – The business must have generated profits for the last two years.

  • Impact/ Climate adaptation – The business must demonstrate a direct impact on climate adaptation and resilience.

  • Gender Only female-owned enterprises are eligible – 51% of shareholding should be female.
    Industry – Must be within the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Call for Applications: African Adaptation Acceleration Program

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