African youth called to apply for Greenpreneurs clean energy challenge
The global Greenpreneurs challenge has rolled out the 2019 edition, with applications open to Africans between the ages of 17 and 35.
These Africans are needed to help in creating clean energy solutions that can grow into sustainable businesses.
The Challenge, now in the second edition, is sponsored by Student Energy, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Youth Climate Lab (YCL).
Greenpreneurs is a virtual green entrepreneurship accelerator for 15 youth teams to develop their green growth idea into a viable business plan.
According to Greenpreneurs website, the challenge is open to individuals from GGGI member countries, which include Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, and Uganda.
Deadline for application is May 15.
Teams that will impress the selection committee will from June take part in a 12-week virtual accelerator course with weekly learning modules that include webinars and tasks, as well as receive weekly coaching from mentors and subject matter experts.
In the end, a business competition will be held so that the Greenpreneurs can win seed funding and attend the International Student Energy Conference in 2021.