TUNISIA – The African Youth Climate Hub (AYCH) has launched a call for applications to train climate entrepreneurs in Africa as part of its Climate Start-up Incubation Programme promoting sustainable development.
The African Youth Climate Hub Incubation Program was launched by the African Youth Climate Hub (AYCH), a platform for strengthening African youth leadership on climate and sustainable development, created in September 2019 at the New York Climate Action Summit by Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco.
In her capacity as President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Environment, the Princess entrusted the implementation of the incubation programme to the academic branch of her foundation, namely the Hassan II International Environmental Training Centre.
It is the result of a partnership between the Mohammed VI Foundation for the protection of the environment, the YOUNGO (Children and Youth Constituency to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), the OCP group and the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Through this incubation programme, the AYCH wants to encourage the development of green businesses that will bring innovative solutions to Africa to fight against climate change and promote sustainable development.
According to the platform, the companies that will emerge from this training programme will place social and environmental concerns on an equal footing with economic concerns.
For this first edition, AYCH will incubate 10 projects led by young Africans. To apply, young entrepreneurs are invited to connect to youthclimatehub.org, download the incubation offer, create their account and submit their project by filling out the online form.
Applications are open with no particular eligibility requirements. Start-ups participating in this programme will receive six months of training in the areas of law, strategy, marketing, communication, psychology and climate change technologies.
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