Are you the initiator of a digital project promoting the development of sustainable cities in Africa?
AFD has kicked off the fourth edition of its Digital Challenge, a competition for startups and digital innovators. For this new edition, AFD Digital Challenge wishes to combine the challenge of digital transition with that of sustainable cities, in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11.
Startups from Africa as well as entrepreneurs coming from across the world, who build innovative solutions in the field of urban services, urban planning for the most vulnerable, local economic development or improvement in citizen and local authorities relationship in Africa can APPLY HERE before 18th November 2019.
The 10 winning start-ups will benefit from both financial support of 20,000€ and professional support to accelerate their projects and promote their integration into the African digital ecosystem.
You can apply if your startup, association, or research center is developing a digital solution that promotes the development of inclusive and sustainable cities in Africa and falls under one of the categories below;
- CREATION OF QUALITY URBAN SERVICES
The development of digital tools that focus on creating or improving sustainable and efficient public services.
Waste collection services
Innovative urban transportation
Access to water
- URBAN PLANNING FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE
The use of digital technology to improve the knowledge of the city, facilitate the local decision making and improve the risk and disaster management.
Participatory or community mapping
Participatory alert system in the context of a health or environmental disaster
- STIMULATION OF LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The development of digital services that stimulates local economic activity.
Valorisation of an architectural or natural heritage
Agri-food sector in the city (product designations of origin, traceability, etc.)
- IMPROVING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITIZENS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Use of digital technology to improve exchanges between local authorities and citizens.
Find more information here: www.afddigitalchallenge.afd.fr