Afri-Plastics Challenge

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Afri-Plastics Challenge 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.

  • 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.

  • Applicants can be an individual, single entity (organisation or community group), an African partnership or an international partnership. For partnership applications, the nominated lead applicant must be operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

In March 2023, three winners will be selected and receive the following awards:

  • First Place: £750,000

  • Second Plasce: £250,000

  • Third Place: £100,000

Opens for entries on Wednesday, 06 October 2021, 09:00 (BST) and closes on Wednesday 01 December 2021 at 12 noon (BST).

Apply here