World Energy Day (WED) Youth Innovation Challenge 2021

World Energy Day (WED) Youth Innovation Challenge 2021 applications are open to interested and qualified contesters.

About World Energy Day (WED)

The World Energy Day (WED) is observed yearly on October 22nd to raise awareness of global energy-related issues. It was first proclaimed on July 22, at the World Energy Forum 2012. TheWorld Energy Day is celebrated internationally to raise awareness of the need to rally around the creation and implementation of policies that increase energy efficiency and conserve natural resources.

The aim of World Energy Day is to demonstrate the impact of energy choices made with regard to production and use on the environment at large. Participating in the World Energy Day Celebrations provides the opportunity for energy-focused organizations and institutions around the world to demonstrate their commitment to energy management and environmental conservation.

Requirements for the Youth Innovation Challenge

  • Project nominations by 6th August 2021
  • Projects will be shortlisted by 13th August 2021 and the qualifying teams notified
  • Qualified projects will then be required to send their video pitch between 20th and 27th August 2021
  • Final live project pitch and selections to be concluded by 10th September 2021
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by17th September 2021. The candidates will prepare to showcase their projects for final judgment during the World Energy Day Conference between 20th to 22nd October 2021
  • The project budgets must not exceed Ksh. 100,000 (or $1,000)

Selection Criteria:

  • Projects will be assessed based on innovativeness, originality, social impact as well as economic viability.
  • Participants must be university/college students, or recent graduates not more than 3 years after graduation, and under 30 years of age.
  • The team should have 1-3 team members and can have team members from diverse backgrounds e.g. engineering, computer programmes, marketing-related courses, etc.

How to Apply for the Youth Innovation Challenge

To apply for the ongoing Youth Innovation Challenge is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started.

Application Deadline

It is important to note that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the Youth Innovation Challenge on or before July 30, 2021.