In addition to the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, the Africa Prize team run the following spin-off activities:
Africa Innovation Fellowship
The Africa Innovation Fellowship (AIF) is a new Academy initiative delivered by Women in Engineering (WomEng), a South African organisation that aims to develop a more gender diverse engineering workforce.
AIF was designed to develop the female talent pipeline for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, by providing female African innovators with leadership and business training.
25 female innovators from 14 sub-Saharan African countries were selected to join the first AIF cohort. The programme began with an in-person training week in Kampala, coinciding with the final event for the Africa Prize 2019 in June.
Since June, AIF Fellows have been mentored through the Africa Prize application process, with the hope that some will be selected for the 2020 shortlist. All 25 fellows will continue to receive mentorship ans support until March 2020.
For more information, visit WomEng's website.
Engineering a Better World Internships
The Engineering a Better World Internships place groups of talented engineering students from UK universities with members of the Academy’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation alumni for four to eight weeks over the summer break in order to:
Support the entrepreneurs with technical assistance
Enable the exchange of knowledge through partnership
Inspire the students to pursue a career in challenge-led innovation for sustainable development.
For more information, visit the EaBW Interships page.
Engineering a Better World STEM Resources
The Africa Prize resource box is a series of activities, practical tasks and discussion points that invite young learners to explore the role that young engineers and entrepreneurs play in developing innovations that will bring social and environmental benefits to different countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
The resource box pulls together science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects through thematic learning and collaborative activities.
The five resources are each inspired by an Africa Prize innovation.
For more information, visit the STEM resources page.