D-Prize Challenge for social entrepreneurs 2018 (Sh.2 million prize)

D-Prize is an organization dedicated to expanding poverty-alleviation solutions in the developing regions of the World.  It does this by funding social entrepreneurs.

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Social entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any background and of any age are invited by D-Prize to  address one of these Distribution Challenges:

  • Girls Education (unintended teen pregnancy)
  • Agriculture (quality seeds, fertilizer, better farm practices, custom agriculture)
  • Energy (solar lamp, cook stove)
  • Health (patient identification, maternal health, voluntary male circumcision, HIV mother-to-child-transmission, Sayana women contraceptive, immunization)
  • Education (flipped classrooms, student testing)
  • Governance and Infrastructure (transparency and data on public service)
  • Custom (propose your own challenge)

Only existing organizations will are eligible for the Sh.2 million grant. This will be determined by the selection rounds below:

  • Round 1: Submit your concept note and resume(s)
  • Round 2: the top 5% of applicants will be invited to submit a 10-page proposal
  • Round 3: the top entrepreneurs from round 2 will undergo an interview and one among them will receive the Sh.2 million grant to start a venture in 3 months

Deadline for application is 31st December, 2017. To learn more about the D-Prize and check out a selection of former winners, visit the official website.

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