Prizes for the winners
The winners will be part of a 1-year incubator program, which will provide tailored training on business development and adaptation, coaching, networking opportunities, and grants of up to USD 100,000 to enable the youth-led enterprises to scale up their innovative businesses and build resilience among marginalized communities in Africa.
African Adaptation Acceleration Program
The Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and are jointly implementing a strategic partnership, the African Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), aimed at mobilizing USD 25 billion to scale up and accelerate climate change adaptation actions across Africa. One of the four flagships under this program is the YouthADAPT Program: Empowering Youth for Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience.
The overall objective of the YouthADAPT Flagship program is to prepare a new generation of African youth for the transition towards green and climate resilient development, as well as to combat poverty and improve the quality of life for youth in Africa. The flagship program aims to promoting innovation and inclusive growth for youth in climate resilient jobs, developing skills and knowledge on adaptation, building the entrepreneurial capacity of African youth, and facilitating access to funding and mentorship to youth-led and women-led business in the adaptation space.