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Kofi Annan 2022 Award for Innovation in Africa for Social Enterpreneurs

Applications are invited from all African social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven enterprises with digital healthcare solutions and a measurable social impact for the Award in Innovations.

The Austrian Federal Chancellery together with well-renowned partner organizations, is looking to support innovative and digital healthcare solutions across the length and breadth of Africa and boost their impact through the Kofi Annan Award for Innovation in Africa.

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About Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)

Based in Ghana, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre provides training and research in peacekeeping and peaceoperations. Established in 1998, headed by Maj-Gen Clayton Yaache, it formally began operations in 2002.The Ghana Ministry of Defence (MoD) established the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in 1998 and commissioned it in 2004. The purpose was to build upon and share Ghana’s five decades of internationally acclaimed experience and competence in peace operations with other states in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOW... read more


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Kofi Annan Innovation Award


Aim and Benefits of Kofi Annan Innovation Award

  • Three (3) teams will each receive a grant of 250,000 EUR from the Austrian Development Agency.
  • Finalists will gain international recognition and exposure.
  • Nine social enterprises will be accepted to participate in a fully virtual WFP Innovation Bootcamp.
  • Teams will be able to connect with an entrepreneur ecosystem and leverage a string network of mentors.

Requirements for Kofi Annan Innovation Award Qualification

To be eligible for the Kofi Annan Award for Innovation, applicants must:

  • Be an African social entrepreneur or be involved in purpose-driven enterprises.
  • Be involved in innovative and digital healthcare solutions across Africa.
  • Your company must be a for-profit legal entity and incorporated for at least two years at the time of application.
  • Your solution is anchored in at least one African country.
  • The applicant must have existing contacts / presence in the country of implementation: country office or other permanent presence, subsidiary, long-term operations or partnerships in the country.
  • Your innovation clearly addresses one or more areas of SDG 3 Target Indicator 8.
  • The entity does not fall under any of the points listed in the solemn declaration.
  • Your innovation has more than 1 million people of total addressable market.
  • Your startup pays attention to environmental protection and climate change, gender equality and women empowerment, as well as social inclusion (leave no one behind).
  • Your startup is not required to make a monetary contribution to the proposed project budget.
  • Your innovation should have a strong proof-of-concept with initial traction and a clear path to scale.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Kofi Annan Innovation Award

Application will be evaluated in equal weight according to the following criteria:

  • Impact & Scalability
  • Team
  • Innovativeness
  • Traction
  • Business Model

Application Deadline

December 1, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on airtable.com to apply

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