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Eligibility Criteria


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

The founder must be of African nationality.

The founder must be playing an active role in the operations of the enterprise.

The business must be legally registered in Africa.
The business must have generated profits for the last two years.

The business must demonstrate a direct impact in climate adaptation and resilience.

  1. Climate Modeling and Simulation
  2. IoT and Data Analytics
  3. Smart Infrastructure
  4. Remote Sensing and Satellite Technology
  5. Blockchain for Resilience
  6. Urban Planning and Design
  7. AI for Risk Assessment
  8. Disaster Response and Recovery
  9. Community Engagement and Education
  10. Natural Ecosystem Restoration
  11. Early Warning Systems
  12. Infrastructure Monitoring and Maintenance
Only female-owned enterprises are eligible. >51% of shareholding should be female.

Must be within the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies

  1. Artificial Intelligence e.g. Crop Monitoring, Extreme Weather Prediction etc
  2. Big Data Analytics e.g. Natural Disaster Risk Assessment, Climate Modeling etc
  3. Blockchain e.g. Supply Chain Transparency, Carbon Credit Trading etc
  4. Fifth Generation Wireless (5G) e.g. Disaster Response, Remote Monitoring etc
  5. The Internet of Things (IoT) e.g Smart Agriculture, Smart Cities etc
  6. Drones e.g. Autonomous Disaster Response, Ecosystem Restoration etc
  7. Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)g Customized Climate Adaptation Tools, Localized Production etc
  8. Quantum Computing Technologies e.g. Advanced Climate Modeling,
  9. Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) e.g. Training and Simulation
  10. Robotics e.g Disaster Response, Ecosystem Restoration etc
  1. Only solutions that demonstrate responsible and ethical use of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to ensure that they benefit society while safeguarding individual rights, privacy, and the environment will be eligible.
  2. The entrepreneur MUST NOT bear any criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or other offenses
  3. Applicants must adhere to fill all sections of the application form (incomplete forms will be rejected).