The African Youth Climate Hub (AYCH) has opened applications for its Incubation Program to train young African entrepreneurs who can solve climate-related challenges in Africa.
This is the first edition of the incubation program and it plans to support 10 innovative projects by the young Africans.
Launched in the middle of December 2020, AYCH is expecting African startups working around climatic changes and sustainable development.
Selected startups will get six months of field training in marketing, strategy, laws, psychology, communication e.t.c
The startups would also benefit from a coaching program to help them develop their projects.
The aim of the AYCH incubation program is to encourage the growth of green ventures that will ensure innovative solutions for Africans to combat climatic challenges while promoting sustainable growth.
The program will also ensure that selected startups will place social and environmental concerns on an equal footing with economic concerns.
Benefits of AYCH participation
- A 6-month incubation program with a tailored workshop to meet the requirements of the selected young entrepreneurs
- Met with mentors and pool of experts in the innovation ecosystem
- Access to business experts
- Three physical sprints and two virtual sprints to accelerate startups growth
- Access to UM6P co-working spaces and Hassan II International Center infrastructure for Environmental Training facilities.
A Moroccan enterprise
The African Youth Climate Hub was launched by the African Youth Climate Hub (AYCH), to support African youth leadership on climate and sustainable development.
It was established in September 2019 at the New York Climate Action Summit by Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco.
The Princess in her capacity as President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Environment has saddled the actualization of the program to Hassan II International Environmental Training, the academic branch of her foundation to work alongside the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
How to apply
African startups working around finding solutions to climatic challenges can go ahead here to apply.
The deadline for applications into the incubation program is not set yet, however it is advisable to apply on time.
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