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By Wayan Vota on April 3, 2023

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There are thousands of innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East, yet too few are known outside of the small circles where they operate – or hope to. Orange S.A., the French multinational telecommunications corporation, wants to change this with a pan-African and Middle East awards program with national and international awards

Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East

The 13th annual Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East aims to reward the best business venture projects using technological innovation in the service of the society and the environment in Africa and the Middle East. The contest unfolds in two phases: the candidates participate in national competitions, then an international jury gives grand prizes to the best national winners.

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Applicants are welcome from these participating countries: Botswana, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Maroc, CAR, DRC, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tunisia. Applicants should be prepared to answer these questions about their project:

  • What problem does your company want to solve?  Show the social or environmental issue that you are trying to solve with new technologies in 200 characters maximum.
  • What solution does your company provide? Capture the readers’ attention and stand out from competition as you explain your proposed solution in 200 characters maximum. .
  • Describe your project. This decisive input needs to convince the reader of your project’s relevance and your firm grasp of the topic in 1500 characters maximum.

10 finalists within the International Grand Prix and the winner of the International Women’s Prize will receive 6 to 9 months of business development support and cash prizes, including:

  • Awards International Grand Prix: 1st prize: €25,000, 2nd prize: €15,000, 3rd prize: €10,000
  • International Women’s Prize: Winner: €20,000

Apply Now! Deadline is May 21, 2023

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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