African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have partnered on a joint mission to accelerate climate adaptation action under the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP).

Winners of the YouthADAPT challenge * will be awarded a business grant of up to $100,000 each as well as the opportunity to further scale their businesses through 12-month business support, mentorship, and acceleration program.


  • Enterprises that wish to apply must be:
  • Youth-led with applicants aged between the ages of 18 and 35 years
  • Delivering climate adaptation or resilience solutions addressing real-life challenges
  • Legally registered and operating in Africa
  • Able to show revenues for at least two years

*50% of the enterprises supported will be women-owned or women-led.*

Click here to download the eligibility and selection criteria.

Application Deadline: 6th October 2021 Inquiries:

1 Step 1
2. Gender
12. Is your business formally registered?
18. Who are the target customers/users for your product or service?) Check all that apply.
22. Have you secured any funding for this business from external sources?
23. What kind of funding did you receive?
24. From which source did you receive your funding?
31. How did you learn about the African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge? Please select all that apply: