The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has launched the second edition of the DBSA Youth Challenge. The competition is aimed at harnessing innovative solutions from young people in South Africa to address infrastructure challenges.
About the Youth Challenge:
People between ages 18 and 35 are encouraged to submit infrastructure development ideas for the competition. These ideas will then be considered for funding and implementation. It’s important to note that the ideas need to align with the DBSA’s key sectors; transport, housing and human settlements, ICT, water and sanitation, and energy and education.
Finalist entries will be eligible for funding worth a total of R1.5m, and also be awarded with a 12-month mentorship programme to assist with the execution of their ideas. For entries to be qualified they must be original, not entered into another competition, innovative, accessible, and feasible to implement. Additionally, entries have to be in the ideation stage and not prototyped. Submissions are open from 28 April to 31 July 2021. The final winner will be announced during September 2021.
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