8 years ago, during the 2012 African Union session at Ethiopia, Heads of States agreed to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of workers and investment.
This birthed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). With the start of trading under the AfCFTA set for January 1, 2021, the AfCFTA vision challenge was recently created.
We want to propel SMEs and startups by opening doors for them to places where they could never previously have entered, for capital but also for capacity building,
About: The AfCFTA Vision Challenge is open to startups working in any one of eight critical issue areas: education, health, agriculture, infrastructure, good governance, trade/integration, technology, manufacturing and environment. Pure commercial startups as well as social enterprises can also apply.
The Prize: Potential Investment in your idea by Africa’s leading Development Finance Institutions & Banks (such as AfDB, TDB, Afreximbank, BADEA, AFC, Equity Bank, Ecobank, CIB & more).
Next step: You can apply here