The Africa Prize is currently closed for applications and reopen in 2018.


The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges.

Video © Sarah Fretwell.

The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six-month period of training and mentoring.

Following this period of mentorship, finalists are invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000. 

 

 

Meet Godwin Benson from Nigeria: the 2016/17 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation winner.

Godwin Benson's innovation – Tuteria, is an online platform that links students to qualified tutors in their area and within their budget. Users find the skill they want to learn on their app, set their budsget, and wait to be connected. He has been awarded with the prize money of £25,000 (10.3 million Nigerian Naira) following a competitive final pitch event against three other finalists held in Nairobi on 23 May 2017. 

Read more about the final and the winner in our press release.

Africa Prize shortlist 2016-17 (1.41 MB)


 

Dr Moses Musaazi, Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation judge and Siemens Stiftung Empowering People Award Winner

The Africa Prize is generously supported by The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund and the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund.

Historical sponsors have included Consolidated Contractors Company, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Africa Prosperity Fund, ConocoPhillips and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

If you would like to know more or are interested in being involved please contact the Africa Prize team.