Afri-Plastic Challenge calls for entrepreneurs that are passionate about the environment and women

Updated: Feb 5

About the Opportunity

They seek the creation of campaigns, schemes, tools and other creative interventions that will change both the behaviour of individuals and communities around plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as contribute to the empowerment of women and girls.

Successful applicants will use innovative engagement strategies such as nudges, gamification, incentives, and storytelling, as well as insights on the roles that women and girls play across the value chain. By the end of the challenge, the best solutions will have generated evidence of change in individual and communities’ behaviour around one or more of the following:

  • Reducing littering

  • Segregation of plastic waste

  • Choosing reusable options

  • Refusing single-use plastic

Benefits of the Opportunity


  • In April 2022, 30 Semi-Finalists will be selected and each receive a £5,000 grant.


  • From the 30 semi-finalists 15 will be selected to move forward to the finalist stage.

  • In June 2022, the 15 finalists will be required to submit a detailed report and plan outlining progress against their plans, together with a pitch video for evaluation by the judges against the criteria.


  • In March 2023, three winners will be selected to receive a prize of £250,000.

Submission Deadline:

16 February 2022

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