Call for Application: Afri-Plastics Challenge -2022

Call for Application: Afri-Plastics Challenge -2022

Challenge statement: 

Afri-Plastics Challenge seeks the creation of campaigns, schemes, tools and other creative interventions that will change both the behavior of individuals and communities around plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as contribute to the empowerment of women and girls.

Successful applicants will use innovative engagement strategies such as nudges, gamification, incentives, and storytelling, as well as insights on the roles that women and girls play across the value chain. By the end of the challenge, the best solutions will have generated evidence of change in individual and communities’ behavior around one or more of the following:

  • Reducing littering
  • Segregation of plastic waste
  • Choosing reusable options
  • Refusing single-use plastic

What you can win: 


In April 2022, 30 Semi-Finalists will be selected and each receive a £5,000 grant.


Of the Semi-Finalists, 15 will be selected to move forward to the finalist stage and will receive a grant of £50,000 to support the development and validation of their solutions.

In June 2022, the 15 finalists will be required to submit a detailed report and plan outlining progress against their plans, together with a pitch video for evaluation by the judges against the criteria.

In March 2023, three winners will be selected to receive a prize of £250,000.

The process:

The Afri-Plastics Challenge Strand 3 Promoting Change opens for entries on Wednesday, 08 December 2021 at 12 noon (GMT) and closes on Wednesday, 16 February 2022 at 12 noon (GMT).

Following the closing date on Wednesday, 16 February 2022 at 12 noon (GMT), entries for the will be screened for eligibility and assessed. A diverse portfolio of entries that best meet the relevant assessment criteria will be long-listed by a group of external assessors, then later shortlisted by a Judging Panel.

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