Apply to Participate in the African Startups AI Fest – the largest Microsoft Africa virtual event

Microsoft has announced the launch of the African Startups AI Fest, which will take place at GITEX Africa in Marrakech, Morocco. Organized by Microsoft’s Africa Transformation Office (ATO), the event aims to provide startups with the necessary tools and support to accelerate their journey to market using AI-powered technology. Scheduled for June 6, 2024, the festival will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, with virtual access available to participants from across the continent.  Register HERE  before June 5th, 2024. The African Startups AI Fest will bring together startup founders, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, engineers, and developers from various African countries. This inaugural event seeks to demonstrate the transformative potential of AI and

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An Invitation To Attend The Agriculture and Food Security Conference of Agriconnect Summit 2024

BusinessDay Media and Obasanjp Farms cordially invite you to join us at the inaugural Agriculture and Food Security Conference of Agriconnect in Lagos, Nigeria, on the 31st of May 2024 at 8.30 a.m. The event will take place at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island. The conference will revolve around the crucial theme of “Bridging the Divide: Fostering Collaboration and Innovation for a Sustainable Agricultural Future.” The AgriConnect Summit serves as a unique platform that brings together various stakeholders from the agricultural sector and other industries, including farmers, financial institutions, policymakers, academics, and technology leaders. Our goal is to facilitate meaningful discussions and partnerships that will contribute to a

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Afreximbank announces launch of CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa: Apply Now

Afreximbank has officially declared the initiation of the CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa, a collaboration between the CANEX Book Factory and the Narrative Landscape Press Limited. The CANEX Book Factory, a significant intervention within the CANEX program, is designed to foster a dynamic literary culture throughout Global Africa and promote the growth of a sustainable business environment in the literary field. Launched in 2020 by Afreximbank, CANEX serves as a crucial catalyst for development and job creation in Africa, acknowledging the importance and opportunities presented by the creative and cultural sectors. The CANEX Book Factory will shine a spotlight on and enhance the African book value chain through a

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APPLY NOW: Heirs Insurance Essay Championship for JSS1 – JSS3 students (N8 Million Scholarship to be Won)

We are delighted to announce that applications for the 2024 Heirs Insurance Essay Championship are now open, in celebration of Children’s Day. We encourage you to motivate your children and wards in JSS1 – JSS3 to participate by submitting their essays on the topic, “If I could Invent Something New”. By doing so, they will have the opportunity to win a N5 Million scholarship and a N1 Million grant for their school. The 1st runner-up will receive a N2 Million scholarship, while the 2nd runner-up will be awarded a N1 Million scholarship. To apply visit www.heirsinsurancegroup.com/essay for more details and submission guidelines. If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact our

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Applications open for the 2024 First Bank Sales Academy Program.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 First Bank Sales Academy Program. The program is specifically looking for individuals who possess exceptional talents in innovation, leadership, passion, adaptability, and team spirit. First Bank of Nigeria operates an extensive network of over 750 business locations across Africa, the United Kingdom, and representative offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, and Johannesburg. These locations are strategically established to facilitate trade-related business between different regions. Eligibility: First Bank Sales Academy Program. 1. Be under the age of 30 by June 30, 2024. 2. Have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in sales/marketing within a Microfinance Bank or other Financial Institutions. 3. Hold

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Applications open for the Global Landscapes Forum 2024 African Youth Story Telling Contest

Prior to the GLF Africa 2024 Hybrid Conference, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) are organizing the 2024 African Youth Storytelling Contest “The Stories of Africa”. THEMES: Global Landscapes Forum 2024 African Youth Story Telling Contest Your narrative should convey your reflections, aspirations, and visions for a future Africa that prioritizes community, cooperation, inclusivity, and resilience. In essence, what does a promising future for Africa entail? Eligibility: Global Landscapes Forum 2024 African Youth Story Telling Contest The competition is accessible to individuals aged between 18 and 35 who were born in Africa, reside in Africa, or are part of the African diaspora. FORMAT: Global

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Applications open for the WHO/Science Africa Road Safety Reporting Training

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Science Africa are organizing a three-day training workshop for journalists in Nairobi, Kenya, scheduled for 16-18 July 2024. The workshop will also mark the official launch of the WHO Africa Regional Report on Road Safety. The primary objective is to provide journalists with the necessary skills to report on critical road safety issues and enable them to train others. The Road Safety Reporting Initiative is designed to empower journalists to create impactful stories that contribute to the reduction of road crash fatalities. Aligned with the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, the initiative offers training, guidance, tools, and resources to assist journalists in

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The Growth Hub Business Growth Accelerator Grant Competition for Entrepreneurs in Ondo State

The Growth Hub is offering a business growth accelerator competition for business owners and entrepreneurs in Ondo State for opportunity to win prizes valued at over N3 million. So are you a business owner in Ondo State and its surrounding areas? It is an opportunity for you to discover how you can potentially secure up to N3 million in grant funding through The Growth Accelerator & Grant Competition in Ondo State. The goal is to open doors to opportunities that you may not have considered before! In line with our vision to foster individual, business, and economic development, as well as provide essential support for emerging startups throughout Africa, The

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Applications open for the TEBEBA School of Writing challenge (N1.5 million worth or prizes)

TEBEBA, a renowned writing and publishing organization, provides exceptional solutions for leaders and individuals in Africa and worldwide. With a focus on ghostwriting, editing, publishing, and printing services, TEBEBA fulfills its clients’ writing and publishing dreams. Founded by Emmanuel Olatunji, TEBEBA is a registered company in Nigeria and the United States of America. In an effort to give back to society and inspire more individuals to discover their writing potential, TEBEBA School of Writing is hosting a 31-day Teedba School of writing challenge. This second edition of the challenge will take place from July 1st, 2024, to July 31st, 2024. To make the most of this opportunity, it is crucial

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Apply for the Let’s Build, Africa: market entry program for African startups to expand and enter new markets

Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) is excited to announce the introduction of “Let’s Build, Africa” in celebration of Africa Day. This innovative market entry program is specifically designed to empower African startups, enabling them to broaden their horizons and enter new markets within the continent. “Let’s Build, Africa” serves as a strategic initiative aimed at providing support to startups that have the potential for cross-border growth but require strategic insights and assistance in navigating new ecosystems. CcHUB is fully committed to fostering economic integration and promoting innovation across the entire continent. Ojoma Ochai, the Managing Director of CcHUB Africa, expressed her enthusiasm about the launch of “Let’s Build, Africa” on Africa Day.

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Applications open for the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Grant Competition (Up to $100Million Grant)

Grants provided by foundations often fall short in solving certain problems. However, by funding at an exceptionally high level, we can tackle issues and support solutions that are vastly different in terms of scale, scope, and complexity. A sum of $100 million is substantial enough to concentrate on a critical problem and its solution in a meaningful and long-lasting manner. Our aim with the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Grant Competition is to spark discussions about solutions and how we can effectively address some of the most pressing challenges we face. In contrast to the Foundation’s Big Bets, which aim for transformative impact in specific areas identified by the Board and Staff, 100&Change is

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Apply for the 2024 ECOPRIZE SOLUTIONS CHALLENGE: Recognizing Youth-Led Sustainable Innovations

The ECOPRIZE SOLUTIONS CHALLENGE is a key component of the Digital and Sustainability Experience, the largest youth-led conference in Africa focusing on sustainability and digital transformation. The ECOPRIZE is designed to acknowledge sustainable innovations led by young people and offer avenues to showcase the inventive ideas they have for sustainability and digital transformation. Requirements: ECOPRIZE SOLUTIONS CHALLENGE: Recognizing Youth-Led Sustainable Innovations – Open to individuals or teams aged between 18 – 30. – If applying as a team, the group must consist of no more than 5 members, and only one member should complete the application form. – Submit a 1-minute pitch video and a summary of your innovation. –

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Application open for the CTA Training Program 2024

This CWW Tech Africa (CTA) Training Program  is available to all young people in Africa aged 18-40. The program aims to provide young people with digital and technical skills, as well as soft skills and mentorship. The program will last for 6 weeks and will be led by instructors who will provide practical classes and real-life projects. Each trainee will have access to a mentor to guide them. REQUIREMENTS: CTA Training Program 2024 The program is open to African youths between the ages of 18-40. Access to Laptop and reliable Internet Able to understand and communicate effectively in English Language Able to commit fully and complete the program in 6

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FIT4Mentorship Program for Women and African Innovation Support Organisations

The African technology industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, attracting over $5 billion in investments in 2022 alone. However, despite this growth, there is still a significant gender imbalance in the industry, with only 20% of tech startups funded in Africa in 2022 having a female founder. To address this issue, the FIT4Mentorship Program for Women and African Innovation Support Organisations was established. This program is implemented by SPARK, BongoHive, and Zanga Metrics. SPARK is a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The program aims to target 30 female tech role models

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Applications open for the 2024 IRENA Youth Logo Contest

Applications for the 2024 IRENA Youth Logo Contest are now being accepted. IRENA is excited to introduce the Contest as part of its dedication to involving and empowering the next generation of energy leaders. This competition is designed to motivate young talents globally to exhibit their creativity and enthusiasm for sustainable energy, while also establishing a strong bond between IRENA and the youth. It encourages them to express their ideas on revitalizing the current IRENA Youth Logo and its identity. We warmly welcome all young individuals to contribute their innovative concepts for the rebranding of the existing IRENA Youth Logo. Objective: IRENA Youth Logo Contest The primary goal of this

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Applications open for the Legatum MIT Foundry Fellowship

The 2024 Legatum MIT Foundry Fellowship is currently accepting applications. This fellowship aims to create a community of Africa-based entrepreneurs who are dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent. By bringing together like-minded individuals, the fellowship plays a crucial role in reshaping the narrative of Africa to one of abundance, opportunity, innovation, and dynamism. This eight-month program is designed for successful entrepreneurs who are passionate about driving the growth and connectivity of Africa’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems. It is tailored for ethical leaders who are eager to drive systemic change and promote inclusive development throughout Africa. Eligibility: Deadline: Legatum MIT Foundry Fellowship To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants

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Entries open for the United Nations Global Compact Target Gender Equality Accelerator Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 United Nations Global Compact Target Gender Equality Accelerator Program. This nine-month program is designed for companies involved in the United Nations Global Compact who are interested in establishing and achieving ambitious goals for women’s representation, equal pay, and leadership in the business sector. By participating in the Target Gender Equality Accelerator, companies will have the opportunity to enhance the implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles and contribute more effectively to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through performance analysis, workshops, peer learning, and dialogues at various levels. Eligibility: United Nations Global Compact Target Gender Equality Accelerator Program To be eligible for the Target

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Applications open for the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge: Empowering Refugee Communities in Rwanda

Impact Hub Kigali, in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), will be extending its support to the third edition of the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge: Empowering Refugee Communities in Rwanda. The main objective of this collaboration is to empower refugees and address their livelihood needs. This initiative aims to promote entrepreneurship and investment in ventures that improve food systems, combat hunger, and enhance food security, with a specific focus on serving refugee populations. Program Requirements: IGNITE Food Systems Challenge: Empowering Refugee Communities in Rwanda We are currently looking for dynamic and impactful businesses, including startups, MSMEs, and cooperatives, that are operating in Rwanda to participate in our program. We

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Entries Open for the IREX Community Engagement Exchange Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2025 IREX Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program. The CEE Program is a dynamic global network of innovators who are dedicated to addressing critical 21st Century issues in communities around the world. With over 100 countries involved, CEE provides dedicated visionaries with the necessary expertise, skills, and resources to develop innovative approaches and foster healthy and engaged communities. Program details: IREX Community Engagement Exchange Program The CEE Program is a transformative leadership development experience that spans a year. It is specifically designed for civil society leaders between the ages of 21 and 27, aiming to empower them to utilize the power of networks, relationships,

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Applications open for the 2024 Polaris Bank Graduate Trainee Intensive Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 Polaris Bank Graduate Trainee Intensive Program. Polaris Bank Limited, a Tier II Nigerian bank established by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on September 21, 2018, offers commercial banking services. The bank began operations on the same day after acquiring the assets and assuming certain liabilities of the defunct Skye Bank. Job Summary: Polaris Bank Graduate Trainee Intensive Program This initiative is aimed at young graduates residing outside the corporate headquarters in Lagos, providing them with an opportunity to join our dynamic workforce. The program is designed for recent graduates seeking to launch their careers in a fast-paced and supportive environment. As

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Applications open for the African Food Changemakers BRACE Capacity Development Program

Applications for the 2024 African Food Changemakers BRACE Capacity Development Program are now available. This program is designed to support agripreneurs in the agribusiness sector by increasing their awareness of the impact of climate change on their businesses and helping them develop strategies to adapt and mitigate these effects through the adoption of climate-smart practices and accessing climate financing opportunities. BRACE offers a unique learning experience that includes training, peer learning, interactive sessions, and practical applications. Eligibility Criteria: African Food Changemakers BRACE Capacity Development Program – Age between 18 and 40 – Registered and operating agribusiness – Citizen of an African country – Owner, representative, or decision maker of an

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The ANZA-TUT Future Tech Challenge For Entrepreneurs – Innovating for Tomorrow program

The ANZA-TUT Future Tech Challenge presents the Innovating for Tomorrow program, a cutting-edge endeavor aimed at leveraging innovation and collaboration to tackle current challenges. Co-organized by ANZA Capital and the Institute for the Future of Work at Tshwane University of Technology, this challenge calls upon innovators to showcase transformative solutions in Agritech, Digital Tech, and CleanTech. This initiative is founded on a partnership that merges ANZA Capital’s forward-thinking investment approach with Tshwane University of Technology’s academic excellence and research capabilities. Together, we strive to foster an environment conducive to the growth of innovative concepts, leading to sustainable progress and practical applications. Benefits 1. Venture Funding: Seize the opportunity to secure

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Youth Entrepreneurship Grant for Youths in Imo State (N1 million grants)

The Eze Mitchell Egbukole Foundation has opened applications for applications for its Youth Entrepreneurship Grant – Scheme II for youths in Imo State Eligibility Age range of 21-40, Have a business registered in Imo State You are a native of  Owerri North LGA, – Owerri West or – Owerri Municipal Funding Details A total of 50 creative young individuals will be awarded the grant Funding of ₦1,000,000 each to kickstart or enhance their businesses. Application To apply visit the official application portal

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Applications are open for the 2024 FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program. This scholarship is specifically designed to encourage and support talented women in the finance industry, particularly those who are pursuing careers in financial asset management, market risk management, fixed-income, and derivatives finance within the capital markets. Once a year, a deserving woman will be awarded a sum of US$20,000 to assist with her graduate-level studies in Finance. The award will be divided equally, with 50% being directly given to the recipient and the remaining 50% being paid to the educational institution to help cover tuition expenses. Originally launched in 2014 as the FINCAD Women in Finance

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Applications open for the 2024 WeThinkCode_ Software Development Programme

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 WeThinkCode_ Software Development Programme. WeThinkCode_ is an innovative coding academy located in Johannesburg. This program is completely free of charge and is fully sponsored by companies seeking top-notch computer programming skills. It is open to individuals from all backgrounds. The only requirement is a problem-solving mindset similar to that of a computer. Benefits: WeThinkCode_ Software Development Programme By joining this program, you will have access to state-of-the-art technologies and will collaborate with exceptional students who share your passion. You will learn how to access, filter, compare, and utilize relevant data to solve problems. Additionally, the campus is accessible seven days a week.

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