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French Government Challenge for young African Entrepreneurs (Fully-funded to Africa-France summit)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020


The France government will invite 1.000  African entrepreneurs to come to Bordeaux to present their solutions at The City of Solutions, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories to be held during the 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit. June 4, 5 and 6, 2020




The selection of contractors will meet the following criteria:


  • Being an African entrepreneur, having an activity related to one of the 7 districts of The City of Solutions

  • Gender Parity

  • Geographical balance of origin of Contractors

  • Balance of themes on the 7 districts (Access to essential services, Feeding the cities, Building and enhancing the city, Moving around the city / visit the city, Living in the city, Financing and structuring projects, Connecting the city)

  • To be the bearer of an innovative or duplicable solution, at a lower cost and a strong impact to make French and African cities more sustainable from an environmental and social point of view

  • Be registered on the Digital Africa platform.

TOPICS

The City of Solutions, a trade fair to highlight projects and initiatives for sustainable cities and regions. Designed as a 360° view of a city, it is structured around seven themed districts to create the city of the future together!




PRACTICAL INFORMATION

CALENDAR

  • October 18 – January 31, 2020: Call for projects online on digital-africa.co

  • Every month: a selection of the best applications, apply as soon as possible!

  • End of March 2020: Nomination of the 1.000 winners.

  • June 4, 5 and 6, 2020: the Africa-France Summit in Bordeaux, France.


THE ESSENTIALS


In order to apply to the Challenge of 1,000:


  • You have to be an African entrepreneur, having an activity related to one of the 7 districts of The City of Solutions

  • Your organization needs a real legal existence (legal statute)

  • Your organization should have an increasing revenue

  • Your organization should beared a viable product or solution, innovative or duplicable at a lower cost, to make French and African cities more sustainable from an environmental and social point of view.

CAREFUL CONSIDERATION will be given by the jury to:


  • Gender Parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply!

  • Geographical balance of origin of Contractors

  • Balance of themes on the 7 districts.

WINNERS WILL BE INVITED (one person per organization): the costs of the plane tickets and 3-days accommodation in Bordeaux will be partially or fully beared depending on the financial capabilities of the winner.

Winners will have a space in the entrepreneurs’ stands at the City of Solutions.


FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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