Are you between 18 and 35 years old?
Are you running a business (profitable or social enterprise) that is combating climate change?
Is your business either a women-owned enterprise or promoting gender equality?
Has your business been operating for more than 6 months?
Do you live in Africa?
This year’s International Women’s Day, UN Women, UNEP and Microsoft Africa Development Center (MADC) are keen to ensure that the voices of young women and men entrepreneurs working in the green economy in Africa are heard, as we reflect on the theme of “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”. Simultaneously ensuring that innovations and social enterprises run by young women and young men in Africa region are showcased to a wide audience of potential partners and collaborators – to fuel climate action that is also profitable.
In this vein, UN Women and UNEP, in collaboration with MADC, are organizing a showcasing event for young African women and men entrepreneurs to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day. The event will provide a platform to showcase their work, share ideas, experiences and innovative approaches for effectively running profitable enterprises fueled on a need to mitigate climate change or adapt to the changing climate, while encouraging gender equality.
The initiative aims to showcase the powerful work of young women and young men mitigating the escalating climatic and environmental crises in the region while promoting gender equality. It will recognize up to 10 African youth voices from across the continent who are creating and advocating for effective, lasting, and transformative charge and amplifying the interdependency of gender and the environment in building a more sustainable future for all. The 10 best 2-minute videos will be played during an event on 8 March, during the International Women’s Day, and promoted on social media channels of all organizers.
Videos can be submitted in English, Portuguese, French, Swahili, or Arabic.
Upload your videos at this link by February 28th 10am, East African Time.
If Dropbox does not work for you, you can use WeTransfer and send the file to [email protected].
Any questions? Contact Michael at [email protected]
Application Deadline: February 28th 2022
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