Africa Sustainability Challenge

AB InBev Africa through it’s local country markets, went live with their very first Africa Sustainability Challenge! They are looking for Africa’s top innovation entrepreneurs to solve our continent, and the world’s Sustainability Challenges.
About the Africa Sustainability Challenge 
We are at a point in time where sustainability challenges facing Africa and the rest of the world are growing and becoming more and more significant.
At the same time, innovation and technology are making it possible to find fitting solutions to these challenges.
As a global company, we want to continue to brew beer and build brands that will bring people together for the next 100+ years. In order to achieve this goal, we need assistance from Africa’s brightest minds as we cannot do it alone.
At AB InBev, we have globally launched our 2025 Sustainability Goals, which we hope, will help drive us and like-minded people to implement a positive change. We look to the top minds in Africa, in particular, to come together to unearth and nurture innovative solutions to our continent’s most pressing challenges.
Up for grabs is the following for the minds behind the best solutions:
1.      A trip to Africa’s very own Silicone Savannah in Nairobi Kenya to benchmark against the continent’s leading green enterprises; and or
2.      $50 000 for seed capital funding to scale their enterprise; and or
3.      An opportunity to compete in the global stage at our New York based Accelerator
The 5 Challenges 
We have focused on 5 areas of Sustainability that we would like your help to solve for:
1.                Smart Agriculture Challenge
Do you have an innovation that builds high impact, inclusive solutions that improve grower access to sustainable agricultural resources, products, processes, or tools that can increase the quality, yield, and sustainability of farming at scale?
2.                Water Stewardship Challenge
Do you have an innovative solution to expand access to water and sanitation services among households with no access to water?
3.                Climate Action Challenge
Do you have an innovative solution that support low income communities, to adapt and transform to meet the challenges of climate change with access to renewable energy or carbon reduction opportunities?
4.                Circular Packaging Challenge
Do you have an innovative solution that uses waste streams as a resource, generating value, and  redirecting them from landfills? Ensuring that we have a waste free, circular future
5.                Entrepreneurship Challenge
Do you have an innovative business solution that depends on employing a large number of people in order to solve sustainability challenges such as renewable energy, climate change, access to clean and safe water, waste management and sustainable agriculture?
Application open & closing dates
Applications are open from 24 April – 31 May 2018 
Interested entrepreneurs can get all the details as well as submit applications at
Target audience 
Entrepreneurs that meet the following criteria can apply: 
1. African Nationals that are at least 18 years of age  
2. Entrepreneurs with legally registered businesses
3. Green businesses operating for at least 12 months 
4. Business with minimum turnover of USD 16 000 annually
Participating countries 
Entrepreneurs from the following countries where we operate, can apply:
1.      Botswana
2.      Ghana
3.      Lesotho
4.      Mozambique
5.      Namibia
6.      Nigeria
7.      South Africa
8.      Swaziland
9.      Tanzania
10.   Uganda
11.   Zambia
Regional Information sessions 
We’ll be hosting information sessions in the following areas, where you can find out more details about the Challenge, in addition to networking with like-minded green entrepreneurs!  
4 May:                 Green Hook-Up Dinner (Johannesburg South Africa)
8 May:                 Green Hook-Up Dinner (Dar es Salaam Tanzania)
9 May:                 Green Hook-Up Dinner (Maputo Mozambique)
11 May:               Green Hook-Up Dinner (Kampala Uganda)
16 May:               Green Hook-Up Dinner (Lusaka Zambia)
We look forward to unearthing Africa’s top innovators that will change the face of Sustainability in the continent, and the world!