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Africa Energy Generation Prize 2020, Calls for Entries

Entries have been invited from talented project owners from Africa for the 4th Africa Energy Generation Prize.

The competition is open to all young people, residing in Africa and having an idea of ​​a project or an existing project in the energy sector, the statement made available to Orient Energy Review stated. The 2020 edition will consider not projects in energy sector but also from health and agribusiness. 

According to the organizers, Energy Generation Prize is dedicated to supporting and accelerating the business of talented project owners from Africa. The call for applications is open from July 15 to August 15, 2020.

As in previous editions, the proposed projects must promote, in these 3 sectors, access to essential services for the greatest number and work concretely for the socio-economic development of the continent.

The projects will be selected by an independent selection committee made up of recognized professionals and experts.

According to the organizers, the first three editions of the Africa Energy Generation Prize have enabled young people from all over the continent and from different horizons to develop their project. Energy Generation said it is building on these previous experiences and has adapted training, adding that in this edition, 10 entrepreneurs, English and French combined will have the chance to integrate into one of the three Business Schools of Energy Generation, specializing in the three themes of the competition for two years of intensive training.

In addition, Energy Generation will provide student/project leaders with all the tools they need to succeed in their entrepreneurial projects – theoretical and practical modules, makerspace equipped prototyping costs, flanking team dedicated to incubating and product development, among others.

 “In addition to this, young talents will graduate from our schools with an internationally recognized diploma of excellence, thanks to Energy Generation’s partnership with the College of Paris, the statement read in part.

According to the winner of the AEGP 2017/2018, Victor MASUMBA (Zambia), the founder of Farm Connect, “Following the training offered by Energy Generation allowed me to structure and boost my project.

“It was a very rich human experience. I had the honour of working with international experts and meeting young entrepreneurs from all over the continent. I was able to develop an MVP and I acquired essential skills to develop my startup, Farm Connect.

Today, it is operational and the Energy Generation team is still by my side, working closely with me on marketing my products and acquiring my first clients,” Masumba said.