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BeChangeMaker Africa 2020

Social Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme
Develop skills to make your business idea a reality.


May till 5 June 2020


5-15 June 2020


22 June to 24 September 2020

Final pitch

24 September 2020

Official teams 

These are the top 30 teams that were selected from 315 applications from 42 countries to join BeChangeMaker Africa 2020!

Arena Recycling Team


Focus: Turning ocean plastic waste into eco-friendly bricks for construction

Becoming a Solidarity Tourism Specialist (B.S.T.S)

Côte d'Ivoire

Focus: Financial empowerment for women through sustainable tourism

Better Options


Focus: Financial inclusion for underprivileged communities

CEPASD Africa Gambian Chapter

The Gambia

Focus: Peace-building and leadership for women

Compost Kitchen


Focus: Sustainable solution for food waste and economic opportunities for the hospitality industry

EduSkill Hub


Focus: Coaching and mentoring youth in orphanages


Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria

Focus: Innovative platform for fostering social justice for all



Focus: Financial empowerment for women through farming



Focus: Sustainable fish farming for the environment and public health

Hand Speaks


Focus: Digital solution of sharing preventive measures of COVID-19 for hearing impaired people



Focus: Empowerment for women through skills training and career-building

Hikers for life


Focus: Promoting mental and physical health for youth



Focus: Technical solution to improve the connection and engagement between global businesses and refugees

It's Ability


Focus: Re-designing communication in the healthcare sector for people with hearing impairment

Kwanza thinkers


Focus: Empowering youth through entrepreneurship training and community engagement



Focus: Gamification to share programming skills and inspire solutions for climate issues for youth

Local Female Guides Uganda


Focus: Solution for gender equality through sustainable tourism



Focus: High-quality and valuable compost out of organic waste for sustainable agricultural practice

Nang Mbatal


Focus: Trainings for underprivileged youth in agriculture

Parkers Mobile Clinic


Focus: Mobile basic healthcare services in remote areas

RUWAFIKI- Rural Water Filtration Kit


Focus: Sustainable and cost-effective solution for treating drinking water

Steer Analytics


Focus: Combatting credit inaccessibility and unaffordability for in low-income communities

Team Alpha


Focus: Education on sexual and reproductive health for youth

Team Togo


Focus: Opportunities for underserved local tourism through social projects

Tech African Inclusion Project

South Africa

Focus: Digital solution to support women in agriculture

TransFarm Ventures


Focus: Providing access to healthy and affordable food for vulnerable communities

Well Fed


Focus: Sustainable solution for excessive spoilage of crops for farmers


Burkina Faso

Focus: Digital solution for creating opportunities for informal and very small businesses in developing countries

Yours is Mine


Focus: Sustainable sanitary pads for marginalized school kids



Focus: Improving digital illiteracy through coding and programming skills for youth


Organizing team

BeChangeMaker Africa 2020

Ina Progonati

Ina is the HP LIFE Partnership Consultant for the HP Foundation, leading the HP LIFE programme that offers 30 free online courses in 7 languages to build key business competencies. Previous to HP LIFE Ina was a founding member of Global Citizen. With the great support from the HP Foundation, Ina works closely with WorldSkills on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker.

Grace Lung

Grace is the Senior Manager of Partnership Programmes at WorldSkills, which is the global hub for skills excellence and development. She works closely with the HP Foundation on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker to offer opportunities to youth for career building and transforming the way we think about social change and the use of skills.

Michal Jirasek

Michal is the CEO of Founderscope and the creator of the Gamified Startup Toolkit. He supports startups, social enterprises, and companies to innovate and optimize their businesses to create positive impact in the world. Michal was the coach for BeChangeMaker 2018.

Prudence Ngwenya

Prudence is the current Head of the Division of Human Resource and Youth Development at the African Union Commission (AUC). She leads and provides strategic guidance on AUC’s mandate on Youth Development. This involves maintaining a robust, innovative and results oriented AUC Youth Programme aligned to key African Union (AU) frameworks such as Agenda 2063. She works directly with Ministers in charge of Youth Development in AU Member States.

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BeChangeMaker Africa 2020

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The HP Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that, with the help of HP employees, funds philanthropic programs for underserved communities where we live, work, and do business by supporting technology-related learning, charitable giving, volunteering, and disaster relief programs.

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WorldSkills has built a movement that is changing the lives of young people through skills. More than 80 Member organizations which reach two-thirds of the world’s population and create measurable impact at every level. They build the confidence of millions of young people, empowering communities and fueling economies. WorldSkills is a movement of change.

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African Union Commission whose mission is become “An efficient and value-adding institution driving the African integration and development process in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens”. The vision of the African Union is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.”