Sukuma Afrika Campaign
Sukuma Afrika Young Entrepreneurs Competition Campaign
The Young Entrepreneurs Awards
Sukuma Afrika was established in recognition of the critical role young entrepreneurs and the Diaspora play in the fight against poverty as the generation that will be responsible for reaching the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. The competition encourages young people across Africa to engage in ventures with a social angle and is opened to African youth up to 35 y/o presenting a for-profit business model which contributes to one of the MDGs
The competition is organized in 7 categories:
- Category MDG 1: initiatives that work towards eradicating poverty and hunger
- Category MDG 2: initiatives which work towards access to education
- Category MDG 3: initiatives that work toward gender equality
- Category MDG 4,5: initiatives that maternal health and child mortality
- Category MDG 6: initiatives that combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
- Category 7: initiatives that work towards a better environment
- Category MDG 8: initiatives which work towards facilitating exchange between Africa and the rest of the world
The Awards Ceremony:
The competition aims to bring exposure to the outstanding efforts of the winners and to connect them with stakeholders in a position to help them expand their businesses. To that end, Sukuma Afrika targets prime events to hold its yearly awards ceremony.
After the great success the 2010 edition of the awards ceremony held in New York Stock Exchange on 17 September, around the UN General Assembly which focused this year on the MDG review, Sukuma Afrika is glad to officially open its call-to-entries for the 2011 edition of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Awards.
The 2011 awards will be a special event developed in partnership with Africa Investor. It will take place on the eve of the eve of the World Economic Forum Africa. The event will be focused on providing one-on-one networking opportunities for winners and alumni with potential funders that specialize in funding social entrepreneurs in Africa.