Innovation Prize for Africa 2013 Call for Applications

The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) honors and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) are currently accepting applications for the IPA 2013.

The 2013 IPA recognizes innovative breakthroughs that unlock new African potential in the following five priority areas

Only innovations by Africans for Africa are eligible to enter.  Africans in the Diaspora can also apply if their innovations are of significance for Africa.

The 2013 IPA will consist of three Prizes, which will be given following the criteria outlined below:

A. The first Prize of USD100,000

B. The runner-up Prize of USD25,000

C. The special Prize for Social Impact Innovation of USD25’000

D. Nominees: This is a group of the IPA finalists who will be invited to the final face-to-face interview and to the Award ceremony. All nominees will receive  certificates, and the IPA team will work with them to mobilize in-kind support to facilitate next steps for their innovation.

The deadline for submitting applications is 31 October 2012. For more information, visit this link.

Comments

  1. I am posting on behalf of Peter Sserumaga of the Bavubuka center of Excellence, please inform if the application deadline has been extended, we would like to submit an entry for a new project in Uganda.

  2. CLEMENT MTIKA says:

    My name is clement mtika from Malawi,why is Malawi NOT AMONG THE LIST OF COUNTRIES TO APPLY. WE ARE VERY POOR ,LOCAL NGOS ARE FINDING IT ARE TO GET FUNDING.
    AND AM WORKING IN THE FIELD OF TREATMENT AND CARE OF HIV/AIDS PATIENTS. I NEED A RESPONSE.

  3. NSABIYUMVA Raphael says:

    I am the president of IBYIRINGIRO COOPERATIVE that aimed to develop one another in peaceful world. For this grant we want to improve the lives or Rwandans, especially in Western Province in order to have sustainable peace through this grobal project of “Triple Project; Water-Energy-Food”.

  4. M. Badr says:

    Billions are spent over decades on minor projects of very limited outputs, conferences,workshops, seminars and other unfruitful events. I have repeatedly written to US water partnership, Bill and Milenda Gates Foundation and many other entities about my global project: “Triple Project; Water-Energy-Food” which is aiming to solve the fatal threats of shortages of water, energy and food, especialy the case of Africa, without getting a positive response. I need partners for this projects, whose revenues are expected to be trillions of euros and dollars, but I will reject sensible donations.
    Can you help in that.
    Kindly respond.
    M. Badr
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