Google today announced the launch of the Google Impact Challenge
Although this isn’t the first impact Challenge from Google, it is actually the first impact Challenge in Africa—it is set to kick off in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. According to Google, they are committing $2m worth of grant funding to non-profits organizations in Nigeria that are innovating using technology to reach their goals. Four Non-profit organizations stand to win $250,000, while 8 runner-ups will each get %125,000. Asides from the monetary benefits, you will also guidance, technical assistance, and mentorship from Google, which they are free to take up should they so choose.
So how do you go about this:
As for the judges, they are no strangers — you have Google’s Juliet Ehiamon, MI Abaga, Kanu Nwankwo and others.
Why does this matter?
According to Google, many African innovators are doing great work with real impact and Google is keen to shine a light on their work, and also give a financial boost to their projects and ideas. They believe technology can help local and national organizations to better reach their goals and solve some of the continent’s most pressing challenges, and Google is eager to provide support to individuals and organizations using technology in new ways to make a positive difference.
When will this end?
The Google Impact Challenge Nigeria officially launches today and you have only 42 days to apply.
While the final winner selection/award ceremonies will be held during the week of November 26th in Lagos, Johannesburg, and Nairobi.
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