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16 May to 8 August


12 August


15 August to 28 November

Final pitch

29 November

BeChangeMaker Africa 2022

Live pitch finale

The top five teams plus a wildcard team competed at the live pitch finale on 29 November.

EMaâlem from Morocco won BeChangeMaker Africa 2022 with a project to provide a platform for artisans and craftspeople to help them sell their creations online.


Each team will receive EUR 1,000 worth of customized post-programme coaching. The top three teams will also each receive a EUR 2,000 cash award. Find out more about the crowdfunding campaign for each of the finalist teams.




Focus: Online platform for artisans and craftsmen as a way to highlight their products


Bechewata Educational Toys


Focus: Educational toys increasing students’ participation and motivation


MT Freelance


Focus: Platform that helps connect digitally skilled Ethiopian freelancers to companies


NABO Innovations


Focus: Health and safety systems for underground mines


Wild card



Focus: Teaching foreign languages (especially English) in real-life situations


Smart Solution (The Lotus Foundation)


Focus: Training on programming languages, design, and digital marketing in underprivileged societies

Organizing team

BeChangeMaker Africa 2022

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 2022

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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.”

Supported by

BeChangeMaker Africa 2022

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). The Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Impact Partner

BeChangeMaker Africa 2022

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Promotional Partner

BeChangeMaker Africa 2022

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