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Call for Proposals: Building Capacity to Combat COVID-19 in Africa

Call for Proposals: Building Capacity to Combat COVID-19 in Africa

Deadline: 15 September 2020

The Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, has a new initiative supporting innovators and young entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to combat COVID-19 in Africa.

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The initiative is open to students and young professionals (ages 18 to 35 years old) from around the world interested in offering innovative ideas for an effective private and public sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic in countries throughout Africa.

Wharton School is an ecosystem partner of the Entrepreneurship World Cup, contributing with knowledge used to help inform and educate participants as well as outreach efforts to foster the participation of its alumni and leading entrepreneurship stakeholders around the world.

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Participants are asked to develop ideas related to policy changes, startups, technology or community-based initiatives. Following submission, proposals will be reviewed based on their significance, originality, feasibility and clarity. Active support and mentorship will be provided, along with feedback and networking opportunities. Teams will also be featured on website, providing a broader platform for engagement. Teams that need assistance identifying additional team members can access the ‘Request for Team Member’ form on the website, indicating the summary of their idea and the additional skills or capacities they are looking for in a team member.

The program intends to:

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Utilize different modalities to support capacity development and access to knowledge.
Facilitate the creation of multidisciplinary teams by connecting global talent with field experts, policymakers, and key players from the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Provide visibility to innovative solutions at the Zicklin Center at Wharton thus providing additional opportunities to attract strategic partners and investors.
For more information, visit https://entrepreneurshipworldcup.com/insight/call-for-proposals-building-capacity-to-combat-covid-19-in-africa/

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