African Union Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019 for African innovators (Fully-funded to Botswana)

African Union Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019 for African innovators (Fully-funded to Botswana)

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Submissions are invited for the Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019. African innovators are invited to submit their relevant ICT based education innovations that are being successfully applied in African education systems. The innovator may be an individual or an organization, including government, non-government and for-profit agencies.

The purpose of the event is to show case technical and social innovations in education and training across Africa, with the main objective of establishing a multisectoral platform for experience sharing on relevant innovations that provide solutions to education challenges in Africa. The event is also aimed at raising the visibility of education innovators and innovative practices so that they can be supported, upscaled, replicated or further developed.


ICT in Education Innovations Theme: Harnessing the Capacity of ICT to ensure Inclusion, Quality and Impact in Education and Training in Africa.


The selected innovations will benefit as follows:

  • Presentation of their innovations at the Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019.
  • Funding support to participate in the event.
  • A chance to receive the AU Education Innovation Prize.
  • Publication of the innovations in the Africa Education Innovations Handbook 2019.
  • Membership of the Africa Education Innovators Network (AEIN)
  • Certificate of recognition for Innovation


The organizing committee of the Innovating Education in Africa Expo therefore invites submissions that meet the following criteria:

  • The Innovation should be in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education;
  • You should not have been previously awarded the AU Education Innovation Prize;
  • The individual submitting on his/her own behalf or on behalf of an organization must be a citizen of an AU Member State;
  • The submission must be made by the original author or developer of the innovation; or a staff of the organisation that developed the innovation;
  • The innovation must have demonstrated impact, with potential for wide dissemination in Africa;
  • The individual or organization submitting must consent to having their innovation publicised across the continent for purposes of replication;
  • Each individual or organization must submit only one innovation.

Submission Requirements

  • Submissions must be made online, in English or French languages only
  • Submissions must be either a practical innovation, or an academic paper. The submission must be organized as follows:
    • A. For Practical Innovations: Provide a summary description of the innovation, stating the problem it addresses, the unique outcomes that have been achieved, and the possibility of enlarging the scale of operation. Explain briefly how the innovation can be up-scaled, replicated and sustained. Use a maximum of 500 words. The Innovation must not have been submitted for the African Union’s Innovating Education in Africa Expo before.
    • B. For Academic Papers: Papers should present original quality research with the potential for practical application. Submit a succinct Abstract of no more than 150 words; and a paper with a maximum of 1,000 words including references.


Submissions will be rated according to their

  • Quality
  • Impact
  • Potential for widespread application


Please submit your innovation in a specified format. Deadline for submissions is 30th April 2019, 23:59 (GMT+3). Early submissions are encouraged.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit African Union.