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Home AFD Digital Challenge Development for Females in Africa AFD Digital Obstacle 2018 for start-ups promoting gender equality (85000 EUR reward)

Development for Females in Africa AFD Digital Obstacle 2018 for start-ups promoting gender equality (85000 EUR reward)

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Development for Females in Africa AFD Digital Obstacle 2018 for start-ups promoting gender equality (85000 EUR reward)

The 3rd edition of the AFD Digital Obstacle is committed to decrease inequalities in between males and females on the African continent. The competitors is focused on start-ups which provide ingenious services that promote gender equality.

CONTEXT

Equality in between ladies and males is a main featureof the french Five-Year Strategy, and makes up a tactical focus for the AFD. On this basis, AFD is dedicated to making sure that 50% of its yearly dedications are committed to gender equality: Its interventions are structured around 5 significant concerns:

  1. Guaranteeing access to standard services;-LRB- **********).
  2. Combating violence versus ladies
  3. Ensuring access to training and job opportunity;-LRB- **********).
  4. Guaranteeing ladies’s involvement in decision-making and task governance;-LRB- **********).
  5. Just in the context of CSO jobs: Modification the representations that underpin gender inequalities.
OBJECTIVE

Digital innovation at the service of equality in between ladies and males

The digital shift is a chance for the advancement of services for social addition, and is an accelerator for attaining the Sustainable Advancement Objectives (SDGs). Equality in between ladies and males and the empowerment of ladies are at the heart of the global program for sustainable advancement.

The 3rd edition of the AFD Digital Obstacle is committed to decrease inequalities in between males and females on the African continent. The competitors is focused on start-ups which provide ingenious services that promote gender equality in Africa.

Requirements:

ligible jobs for the AFD Digital Obstacle are those that take into consideration the particular restrictions and concerns of ladies, and help with the access to:

  • education, occupation training, mentoring and tutoring services.
  • health services (consisting of sexual health and recreation),
  • work and expert chances, consisting of ladies’s involvement in sectors that generally utilize males,
  • monetary services and other markets
  • details about rights and access to judicial services
  • movement and transportation

Will likewise be thought about jobs that add to:

  • the deconstruction of gender stereotypes (eg media)
  • the battle versus gender-based violence
  • the advancement of practices that do not victimize ladies (eg in the expert world, at school, and so on).

The obstacle will be open to all business owners who have actually established ingenious services for Africa on this subject.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE CONTEST

Projects eligible for the obstacle are those that take into consideration the particular restrictions of ladies and help with access to:

— Education, occupation training, mentoring and tutoring services.

— Health services (consisting of sexual health and recreation),

— Work and expert chances, consisting of ladies’s involvement in resilient sectors generally inhabited by males,

— Access to financial and monetary services

— Access to details about legal rights and access to judicial services

— Access to movement and transportation

Along with the getting involved jobs:

— Deconstruction of gender stereotypes (eg media)

— Advancement of non-discriminatory practices towards ladies (eg in the expert world, at school …).

AWARDS

Acclaimed start-ups will get monetary and technical assistance.

The Obstacle will reward 3 classifications of jobs:

AFD Digital Obstacle Effort, which rewards 2 start-up startups in the seed stage, amazing by their capability for development.

Meaning of seed phase in the context of the competitors: the start-up is presently establishing its model or its very first item and is going into the commercialization stage.

AFD Digital Success Obstacle, which rewards 2 start-ups in the advancement stage that are amazing for their capability to grow and broaden.

Meaning of the advancement stage in the context of the competitors: The start-up is placed within its sector and its market, covers part of its expenses through the earnings created by its activities and to a reputable customers.

AFD Digital Obstacle– Jury Award, which rewards a business that sticks out for its initial technique to ladies’s addition and gender equality, despite its phase of advancement.

All of the winners of this 3rd edition of the AFD Digital Obstacle will gain from unmatched exposure and fortunate access to a worldwide network of partners, consumers and financiers. They incorporate a neighborhood that combines the very best skills of digital development, in Africa and for Africa, sharing experiences and practices.

DIGITAL OBSTACLE EFFORT

15000 EUR

Rewarding 2 start-ups going through the induction
stage and showing an impressive capability to innovate.

DIGITAL OBSTACLE SUCCESS

50000 EUR

Rewarding 2 start-ups going through the growth
stage and showing an impressive capability to scale up and establish.

DIGITAL OBSTACLE– JURY’S AWARD

20000 EUR

Rewarding one start-up demonstrating
impressive creativity and originality in its technique to the obstacle of ladies addition.