Are you a youth entrepreneur with a solution aimed at adapting to climate change? Apply for the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthADAPT) Challenge today!


The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) invite youth entrepreneurs to apply for the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthADAPT) Challenge under the African Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP). The Challenge seeks to inspire and scale solutions focused on helping adapt to ongoing climate change driven by youth entrepreneurs in Africa. Selected applicants will have an opportunity to develop and fully commercialize their businesses via a 12-month accelerator program. Ten winners will be selected, and each will receive a business grant of up to $100,000 to grow their business.

The Challenge is open to solutions (products, services, tools, or ideas) targeted at climate change adaptation and increasing resilience. These solutions must also contribute to raising awareness on climate adaptation among communities. To be eligible for the Challenge, applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Youth-led applicants aged between the ages of 18 and 35 years
  • Commitment to delivering climate adaptation or resilience solutions addressing real-life challenges
  • Legally registered enterprises operating in Africa
  • Be able to show company revenues for at least two years

Note: 50% of the enterprises to be supported will be women-owned or women-led.

How to apply

Interested youth enterprises can apply by filling in the form here.


Submission deadline: 06th October 2021.

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