Ashoka 2024 Young African Climate Changemakers Challenge

Ready to Lead the Charge for a Greener Future?

Ashoka’s ‘Young African Climate Changemakers Challenge’ in partnership with the Anglo-American Foundation invites young visionaries aged 16-25 from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana to channel their creativity and innovation towards combating climate change. This exciting opportunity is designed to empower the next generation of environmental leaders with the tools and support they need to make a lasting impact on our planet’s future.


Ashoka Climate Changemakers Challenge: Benefits and Opportunities

Participants in the Ashoka Climate Changemakers Challenge will enjoy numerous benefits, including:

  • Feedback and Networking: Receive constructive feedback from Ashoka & Anglo American Foundation networks, and connect with peers on the Challenge’s online platform.
  • Learning and Resources: Gain access to valuable information sessions and online resources focused on change-making and social entrepreneurship.
  • Exposure and Recognition: Early applicants stand a chance to win $100 and receive feedback to refine their submissions. Semi-finalists and finalists will be featured on Ashoka’s communication channels and social media platforms.
  • Grand Prizes: Each of the 10 winners will be awarded $1000, an invitation to a celebratory event in Johannesburg, South Africa, and opportunities for mentoring from seasoned social entrepreneurs.

Requirements and Selection Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Age and Language: Be between 16-25 years old and submit entries in English.
  • Residence: Impact one or more of the following countries: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, or Botswana.
  • Initiative: Be the founder or co-founder of an idea-stage or existing initiative focused on climate change mitigation, adaptation, or climate literacy.
  • Innovative Solutions: Present creative and original solutions that involve community participation and have the potential for long-term impact.

Application Process and Deadline

The application deadline for the Ashoka Climate Changemakers Challenge is July 30, 2024. To apply, visit Ashoka’s website at Don’t miss this chance to join a community of passionate young leaders and drive meaningful change for a sustainable future!

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