French Development Agency (AFD) Digital Challenge for African Countries 2023: (Deadline 23 February 2023) Up to € 45,000 per winner


French Development Agency (AFD) Digital Challenge for African Countries 2023: (Deadline 23 February 2023)

AFD Group continues to strengthen its support for African start-ups and digital players for the sixth consecutive year. Since 2016, the annual objective of the AFD Digital Challenge has been to identify these projects, promote them and accelerate their development. This latest edition of the AFD Digital Challenge is dedicated to digital technology for cultural and creative industries. The Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) are not only a place for entertainment, they are also a major lever for economic and social development. The role of these industries goes beyond their mere potential for wealth creation, as they actively participate in strengthening social cohesion, inclusion, the valorisation of African cultures and the emancipation of citizens.

About French Development Agency (AFD)

The French Development Agency ( French: Agence française de développement,AFD) is a public financial institution that implements the policy defined by the French Government. It works to fight poverty and promote sustainable development. This public institution is active in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean and the French overseas territories, where it finances and supports projects that improve living conditions for populations, promote economic growth and protect the planet. In 2014, AFD earmarked EUR 8.1 billion to finance project.

AFD Digital Challenge

  • Category Entrepreneurs
  • Organisation French Development Agency (AFD)
  • Country to study–
  • School to study–
  • Course to study Not specified
  • Application Deadline February 23, 2023

Aim and Benefits of AFD Digital Challenge

  • Up to € 45,000 per winner

Requirements for AFD Digital Challenge Qualification

  • Your digital project involves one of the six main sectors of activity of the Cultural and Creative Industries (mentioned above)
  • Your project is currently in the seed phase (prototyping or beginning of commercialization with an indicative annual turnover of 0 to 18 000€), or in the acceleration phase (economic model and user market established with an indicative annual turnover of 18 000
  • Your project has a legal structure based in one or more African countries?
  • Your project has a sustainable and autonomous economic model
  • Digital technology is at the heart of your solution
  • Your project offers a digital solution to one of the following three challenges

– Transformation of the modes of production and consumption of cultural and creative goods and services

– Enhancing the value of African cultural heritage and legacies

– Promotion of inclusive access to cultural and creative content

Application Deadline

February 23, 2023

How to Apply

For more details,visit AFD website


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