African Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge 2022 (70,000 GHS prize)

African Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge 2022 (70,000 GHS prize)

Deadline: April 14, 2022

Applications are open for the African Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge 2022. The ACAIC, coordinated by 3 E’s 4 Africa in close collaboration with local partners GAYO and Start.Up Lounge Africa, is a project targeting the innovative young African changemakers to encourage and empower them to make a difference in their communities.

It is a project idea competition with the aim of developing innovative, sustainable and economically feasible ideas for local adaptation to climate change and helping participants turn them into real solutions. The first edition of the ACAIC will take place in Ghana in 2022.

The ACAIC program consists of training and workshops as well as coaching sessions and P2P sessions between mentors and participants. A total of 4 main modules make up the ACAIC curriculum and program. Each module has its sub-topics that will be part of the various training sessions of the curriculum. These modules are:

  • Climate Change Adaptation & Sustainability
  • Empowerment & Community Relevance
  • Soft & Human Skills
  • Product & Business Development


A 70,000 GHS prize money will be awarded to the winners!

  • 1st Place: GHS 40,000
  • 2nd Place: GHS 20,000
  • 3rd Place: GHS 10,000


  • Applicant should be of African descent;
  • Be based in Ghana;
  • Be between 18 and 30 years old;
  • Have sustainable project idea related to climate change adaptation;
  • Looking for mentoring and feedback from experts.


Of all the applications submitted, the 15 best will be selected for the ACAIC Accelerator Program in summer 2022. Various aspects are taken into account, such as the ecological and social added value of the idea, the composition and motivation of the team as well as the feasibility.

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For more information, visit ACAIC.