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
24 September 2020
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)
Focus: Financial empowerment for women through sustainable tourism
Focus: Financial inclusion for underprivileged communities
CEPASD Africa Gambian Chapter
Focus: Peace-building and leadership for women
Focus: Sustainable solution for food waste and economic opportunities for the hospitality industry
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
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
Focus: Re-designing communication in the healthcare sector for people with hearing impairment
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
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
Focus: Combatting credit inaccessibility and unaffordability for in low-income communities
Focus: Education on sexual and reproductive health for youth
Focus: Opportunities for underserved local tourism through social projects
Tech African Inclusion Project
Focus: Digital solution to support women in agriculture
Focus: Providing access to healthy and affordable food for vulnerable communities
Focus: Sustainable solution for excessive spoilage of crops for farmers
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
BeChangeMaker Africa 2020
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 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 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 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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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.
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.
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.”