The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and the Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW) have partnered to run a joint innovation challenge that focuses on the Bank’s High 5 priorities; Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.


  • Travel costs to attend the NIW 2018 (a roundtrip economy class ticket and accommodation if coming from outside Kenya.
  • An award of USD 1000 to support the innovation.
  • A placard in recognition of the innovation.
  • Opportunity to exhibit the innovation at the NIW2018.
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with the Director General AfDB, East Africa Regional Development and business-orientedness Delivery Office.


  • Have an innovation addressing one of the AfDB High 5 priorities.
  • Interested Innovators should be over 18 years
  • Submit a complete and eligible application
  • Have a product or service that already has users or customers
  • Have some market traction
  • Have a clear business and operational model
  • Have an existing team in the start-up
  • Demonstrate impact
  • Demonstrate evidence of sustainability
  • Illustrate how their innovation addresses gender equality’

 DEADLINE: February 28 2018

To apply and for more information visit here

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