Apply for Facebook’s Innovation challenge in Africa


Facebook’s Innovation Challenge in Africa supports’s vision of a connected world. The goal of the Challenge therefore, is to recognise individuals and organisations that are working on internet-based solutions to promote education and economic empowerment in countries throughout Africa. The Challenge will encourage  the development of apps, websites and online services that provide real value for people under the following pillars:

(1) Learning/Education: Apps, websites or online services that make use of technology to inspire and deliver learning

(2) Economic Empowerment: Apps, websites or online services that help to advance the economic strength and ability of communities

What you Need to Know


One Innovation Challenge Award prize in the amount of $150,000 USD will be presented to the app, website or service that the judges determine best meets the needs of each of the two categories: Learning/Education and Economic Empowerment (2 awards in total). Each of the Innovation Challenge Award winners will also be eligible to receive more than $60,000 USD in tools and services from FbStart, a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their apps.

In addition, two Impact Award prizes in the amount of $50,000 USD will be presented to two apps, websites or services designed for each of the two pillars (4 awards total).

Timeline began accepting entries from December 1, 2015 and is ongoing. All entries must be received by May 1, 2016. Winners will be announced in September 2016. You can follow by Facebook Facebook page to get updates.


Please review the Innovation Challenge rules carefully before entering.

Download the PDF

You can also Request a copy by emailing and send a signed copy of the rules to in addition to the application.

Start your application HERE.

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