Rwanda: Youth Connekt apps challenge

Youth Connekt apps competition RwandaRwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT, and the UNDP, in close collaboration with Motorola Solutions, will power a Mobile App Challenge that will be implemented by YouthConnekt. The challenge will promote job creation and youth empowerment utilizing mobile technologies.

App development in Rwanda
In Rwanda, there are many social innovators who are already pioneering mobile solutions for human development. Local social innovators are taking advantage of the lower entry barriers for app development.

Winners get seed funding
Seeking solutions in the areas of Human Development –Education, Governance, Health, Agriculture and Gender, the challenge is expected to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. YouthKonnekt says by providing the winners with seed funding for their successful proposals, they will be helped to scale and grow successful, sustainable businesses and in turn create jobs for young people and stimulate the local economy.

Cash prizes
Cash prizes range from USD 1,000 – USD 6,000. In addition to the cash prize, the first winner will receive business training and mentoring by successful entrepreneurs throughout the initial phase of their start-up.

Who can apply?
The challenge is for young people between 18 and 35 years of age. All applications should be made via the online application. Deadline for proposals is the 25th of February, 2014.

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