African Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge 2022 (70,000 GHS prize)

The African Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge 2022 is now accepting applications.

African Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge

The ACAIC is a project aimed at encouraging and empowering creative young African changemakers to make a difference in their communities, organized by 3 E’s 4 Africa in partnership with local partners GAYO and Start.Up Lounge Africa.

It’s a project idea competition with the goal of generating creative, sustainable, and commercially viable concepts for local climate change adaptation and assisting participants in turning those ideas into reality. In 2022, Ghana will host the inaugural edition of the ACAIC.

The ACAIC program includes training and seminars, as well as coaching and peer-to-peer (P2P) meetings with mentors and participants. The ACAIC curriculum and program is divided into four primary sections. Each module contains sub-topics that will be covered throughout the curriculum’s numerous training sessions. These are the modules:

  • Climate Change Adaptation & Sustainability
  • Empowerment & Community Relevance
  • Soft & Human Skills
  • Product & Business Development


  • The winners will be granted a reward of 70,000 GHS!
  • GHS 40,000 for first place
  • GHS 20,000 for 2nd place
  • GHS 10,000 for 3rd place

African Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge | Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be African
  • Being based in Ghana is a must;
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30;
  • Have an idea for a long-term project relating to climate change adaptation;
  • Expert guidance and comments are sought.

How to Apply for the African Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge

The top 15 applicants for the ACAIC Accelerator Program in summer 2022 will be chosen from all of the submissions. Several factors are considered, including the idea’s ecological and social added value, the team’s composition and motivation, and the practicality.

To apply, go to this link.

Deadline: April 14, 2022

Visit ACAIC for more information.

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