NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria International Youth Day Innovation Challenge 2020 | N300,000 Prize


Entries are invited from young persons between the age of 17 – 35 for the NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria International Youth Day Innovation Challenge 2020. The deadline for the submission of entries is 9th August, 2020.

NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria International Youth Day Innovation Challenge

This year, the United Nation’s International Youth Day 2020 is focused on “Youth Engagement for Global Action” and explores medium engage youth from the local level to the global level.



There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a serious challenge but it has also presented an opportunity, notably for several young people in Nigeria and Africa develop innovative solutions; adopt creative mechanism and rebranded to meet the numerous needs of their peers which in these situations have helped place their communities ahead of the curve, improving processes and providing lifesaving systems.

As we evolve into the “new normal”; young leaders, social change agents, innovators and builders will need all the support they can get to build back better and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria is launching the International Youth Day Innovation Challenge 2020 (#IYDInnovationChallenge).

NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria International Youth Day Innovation Challenge Focus Area.

  • Agriculture / AgriTech
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Renewable Energy
  • Education
  • Health
  • Gender Equality
  • Inequalities and
  • Waste Recycling

NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria International Youth Day Innovation Challenge Eligibility.

  • Young persons between the age of 17 – 35.
  • Leads (team member of) a social enterprise(Female-led Enterprise are encouraged to apply).
  • Already implementing your idea within the past 1 year(Proof of concept).

NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria International Youth Day Innovation Challenge Prizes.

  • The top 3 winners will be selected by a team of judges from NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam and awarded a total of N300,000.
  • Enterprise & Impact stories of top 3 finalists will be documented via a video series and also published on NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria platforms.

NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria International Youth Day Innovation Challenge Evaluation Criteria.

  • Innovation
  • Problem-solving/Meeting an identified need
  • Impact
  • Scalability & growth potential

How to Enter NGYouthSDGs and Oxfam Nigeria International Youth Day Innovation Challenge.

To enter the challenge:

  • Make a video pitch explaining your social enterprise (video should be maximum of 2 minutes)
  • Post on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IYDInnovationChallenge #IYD2020 and tag @NGYouthSDGs and @OxfamInNigeria

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