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The Afri-Plastic Challenge Invites Early/Idea Stage Startups that seeks to eliminate Plastic usage



About the Opportunity:

We are seeking the creation of new or the development of early-stage products, technology and/or services to encourage the reduction or elimination of plastic usage across Sub-Saharan Africa.

By the end of the Challenge successful community-centered products and services will have demonstrated a sustainable approach to reducing the reliance on plastic that also supports the empowerment of women and girls.





Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must have a new or early-stage idea that seeks to reduce or eliminate plastic usage across Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Ideas must be focused in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Applicants can be formally constituted and operating in Sub-Saharan Africa as either a registered business or NGO, but applications from individuals and community groups will also be accepted.



Benefits of the Opportunity:

In February 2022, 25 Semi-Finalists will be selected and each receive a £25,000 grant.

In June 2022, of those 25 Semi-Finalists, 10 will be selected to move forward to the finalist stage and will receive a grant of £75,000 to support in the development and validation of their solutions.




Submission Deadline:

01 December 2021



Submission Requirements:

We strongly encourage all entrants to read the Applicant Handbook



To apply, please click:

https://challenges.submittable.com/submit



For more information, please click:

https://afri-plastics.challenges.org/creating-solutions/



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