Apply for African Youth Energy Innovator Program 2018!

Deadline: 15 January 2018

Africa Energy Indaba is inviting applicants for the second round of its 2018 African Youth Energy Innovator Program 2018.  Africa Energy Indaba is committed to empowering talented young Africans by allowing them to be seen by the industry experts and energy decision makers.

The Theme of the 2018 program is “African Energy Revolution through Innovation”.

Key Areas

  • Energy Security: Can your innovation help with effective management of energy supply, reliability of energy infrastructure, or meet a specific set of current and future demands?
  • Environmental Sustainability: Does your innovation provide clean renewable or low carbon supply energy?
  • Energy Equity: Can your innovation improve accessibility and affordability of energy in Africa?
  • Job creation: Could your innovation create jobs?
  • Target customers: Who is the innovation going to benefit? For example Utilites / Rural communities / Corporates etc.?
  • Customer value: What are the key benefits of your innovation to customers?
  • Your unique value proposition: How will you differentiate and position yourself?


  • The winner will receive the Best Innovator Award and will be recognized at the Africa Energy Indaba 2018 in Johannesburg.
  • The winner and the 4 runners-up will each receive an all-inclusive ticket to attend the Africa Energy Indaba 2018 and showcase their innovations in a 2-day exhibition. This will provide the following benefits:
    • Publicity and exposure of the winning innovations to local and international market opportunities
    • Access to exclusive Business Matchmaking networking program to meet with potential investors
    • Opportunity to meet key public and private sector stakeholders
    • The possibility of attracting funding or sponsorship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals who are between 18 to 35 years old;
  • Have citizenship to any country in Africa

How to Apply

Applicants must download the Proposal Submission Form and submit the completed forms with any diagrams and pictures via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit African Youth Energy Innovator.

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