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Green Skills Innovation Challenge 2021 for Nigerian Youths

The Green Skills Innovation Challenge is now open for interested and qualified Nigerian youths to apply. Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity. See full details of how to apply below.

Are you a Green Economy change-maker actively equipping people with green skills?

Green Skills Innovation Challenge 2021

Ashoka and HSBC are collaborating on the first-of-its-kind Green Skills Innovation ChallengeThis global innovation competition is open to social entrepreneurs in selected markets with ventures that equip individuals and communities with the skills needed to thrive in the transition to a green economy. 

Benefits of Green Skills Innovation Challenge

The Green Skills Innovation Challenge will award social entrepreneurs with up to $20,000 of grant funding from a total prize fund of $230,000. We’re looking for social entrepreneurs with ventures which recognize: 

  • The power of multi-solving. Green skills can bring about an inclusive and sustainable future, solving the climate crisis along with social problems

  • Everyone is necessary. As environmentally harmful jobs are phased out, people’s valuable skills can be repurposed towards growth sectors in the green economy

  • Young people are critical. With green skills, youth across the world will be able to jump into the green economy with confidence and thrive.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply: 

  • You must have incorporated as a non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid organization

  • You must be over 18 by the time you apply

  • If your product has not launched, you must have a business plan and MVP (prototype, pilot, or another proof of concept)

  • Entries will only be accepted in English (winners will be expected to engage in activities that require English proficiency)

How to Apply for Green Skills Innovation Challenge

Before you apply, please check you are eligible by reading the Eligibility Criteria by visiting

If you have any questions please email

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