RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneur Competition 2019 (Win US$ 2,000 and trip to Cape Coast, Ghana)

RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneur Competition 2019 (Win US$ 2,000 and trip to Cape Coast, Ghana)

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Nominations are open for Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth.

RUYAEC invites young African entrepreneurs and incubates to compete for 20 awards to showcase their innovations, enterprises and business concepts and propositions. The awards will be delivered at the Cape Coast, Ghana during the RUFORUM Annual General meeting convening 2-6 December, 2019.

The RUYAEC operates within one of RUFORUM’s values and principles of creativity seeking to offer opportunities to develop innovative solutions both in addressing the problems faced by smallholder farmers, and in managing research projects in remote areas.

Award Categories

RUFORUM targets to award 20 awards in the following fields:

  • Agribusiness
  • ICTs
  • Health
  • Engineering
  • Natural resources
  • Meteorology
  • Transport
  • Tourism
    among other areas


RUFORUM targets to award 20 awards each at US$ 2,000  and all winners will be sponsored to participate in the 2019 RUFORUM AGM to be held on 2 – 6 December 2019 in Cape Coast, Ghana.


Applications are invited from enterprises and individuals that meet the following eligibility criteria.

  • Persons with an established business enterprise and/or those with innovations that can potentially be commercialized and/or those with business concepts
  • The business enterprise/potential enterprise should have a defined business model that show case the innovativeness of the proposed enterprise/business/innovation.
  • Persons in the age category 16-34 years
  • Submissions should be in English or French using the template provided.
  • Be a citizen and resident of the targeted West African region (West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) countries.
  • Not one of the 2016 and 2018 RUFORUM Young Innovators Awardees.


Click here to apply.

For more information, visit RUFORUM.