Join the Race to Save the Planet: The Earthshot Prize Launches its Search for Breakthrough Solutions from Africa

The Earthshot Prize, a global environmental prize aimed at discovering, accelerating, and scaling ground-breaking solutions to repair and regenerate the planet, has begun its search for breakthrough solutions to solve the globe’s biggest environmental challenges for 2023. MultiChoice, the official African broadcast partner and member of The Earthshot Prize Global Alliance, is issuing a call for entries from African organizations, businesses, governments, and individuals who are doing scalable and impactful work in this capacity. Potential nominees can enter into any of the five categories of the Earthshot Prize, including: Protect and Restore Nature, Clean our Air, Revive our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World and Fix our Climate.

African innovators will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions, inspire other corporates to join the fight against climate change and motivate governments to prioritise climate change as part of their national agendas. The Prize is awarded annually to five winners, each receiving a R20 million (£1 million) prize grant to scale their projects. The Earthshot Prize Global Alliance will also provide professional and technical support to scale the winning projects.

The Earthshot Prize was first launched in 2021, with three African organizations were selected as finalists, namely, Sanergy (from Kenya), Reeddi Capsules (from Nigeria) and Pole Pole Foundation (from the Democratic Republic of Congo). In 2022, the prize was awarded to Mukuru Clean Stoves, a start-up providing cleaner-burning stoves to women in Kenya to reduce unhealthy indoor pollution and provide a safer way to cook.

If you have a worthy intervention whose solution makes significant progress towards achieving any of the five Earthshots, MultiChoice urges you to send in your nomination and be part of the solution. The official entry portal is open until January 27, 2023.

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