What is the Challenge?
The African Leadership University in Collaboration with the Alibaba Business School Global Ecommerce Talent Programme is organizing the Africa edition of the GET Global Challenge 2020. The Challenge is themed: Digital Solutions during COVID-19 and beyond. The Africa edition is a part of the larger Global competition hosted by Alibaba Business School and is taking place in several countries across the world. Read more about it here. The challenge is seeking for innovative digital solutions to support people, businesses and institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
In 2020, we have all witnessed a disruption to daily life, work and much more due to the spread of the coronavirus across the world. In such times, our world becomes vulnerable and we have to ensure we have solutions that protects everyone or can improve the conditions in which we all exist. This challenge seeks to inspire and support young people who are especially digital natives to innovate with technology to provide solutions for all walks of life. These digital solutions can come in any form and be from any field. However, the solutions should promote resilience, inclusion and access to services that people need during times like these. This in essence is a social innovation challenge.
This challenge will take place online/virtually unless otherwise announced.
GET Africa Region Challenge Timelines
The competition will proceed through 3 rounds of selection before the global finals. As participants proceed across each round, they will be provided with livestreamed training, coaching and support to develop their businesses.
The challenge is open to young budding entrepreneurs who meet the following criteria:
There will be prizes across both regional and global levels including:
In addition, participants will get access to:
The initial applications require basic information as follows: