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UN On The Search For Young Tech Innovators Creating Climate Solutions

UN On The Search For Young Tech Innovators Creating Climate Solutions

The UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), in partnership with SAFEEM and Seedstars, is calling all young tech innovators in Africa and Asia looking to create climate technology solutions to join the Climate Innovation Labs, happening on the 19th – 21st of November 2020 for Africa and on the 3rd – 5th of December 2020 for Asia Pacific participants. For more information and to register for the launchpad, simply visit the page here: 

The Climate Innovation Labs is a fast pace three-day online event. It will bring together selected youth participants, representatives from identified small and medium enterprises  (SMEs). It will also have climate technology experts within the selected sectors and technology fields in Africa and Asia Pacific respectively to explore innovative design thinking tools, flexing their entrepreneurial muscles and creating solutions for enhanced climate action.

“By bringing young tech innovators and climate technology experts together with the private sector to ideate technology solutions, we hope that this programme will foster innovation in climate change. The participants will have to think outside the box as a challenge and co-create ideas for climate

Young tech innovators must be 20-30 years

Mitigation and adaptation solutions aligned with countries Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”, says Dr. Rose Mwebaza, CTCN Director.

Criteria for joining the program are the following: participants must be between the ages of 20 and 30 years old; fluent in the English language; attended or completed higher education; must also be an aspiring/early-stage entrepreneur or a student interested in launching an idea on climate change and building entrepreneurial muscle; and, must be passionate about solving climate technology needs and challenges.

At the end of the Climate Innovation Labs, the winners from both Africa and Asia-Pacific, the UN will provide support to implement and scale selected solutions through a 6-8 week Climate Innovation Academy Programme delivered by Seedstars.

For more information about the Climate Innovation Labs and to submit your application, visit their page here:  

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