INDIAFRICA offers a dynamic platform for students and professionals across India and Africa to collaborate through competition, innovation and entrepreneurship.
A multidisciplinary contest series, in the areas of Business Plans, Essay Writing, Photography and Poster Design, creates a space for talented young Indians and Africans to exchange ideas about emergent realities, successes and challenges, and to imagine future collaborations in business, design and culture. A Young Visionaries Fellowship programme identifies promising young entrepreneurs in India & Africa and offers them opportunities for growth and collaboration. The driving vision is to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas, increased future trade, and a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the two geographies.
For each contest category, cash prizes of US$1,000 will be awarded to three winners from each of the following areas: Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa and India. Each winning Young Visionary will be awarded a five-day tour of India or Africa (depending on country of origin) that will comprise relevant meetings, seminars and trade shows, as well as platforms to interact with potential contacts for commercial or collaborative purposes. The final short listed participants will be eligible to compete for a financial grant of US$10,000 to develop a collaborative project with India/Africa.
INDIAFRICA will forge meaningful bonds between youth from both geographies; inspire new possibilities of collaboration to evolve our shared industries; and encourage a recognition of diverse nations as interdependent creative problem solvers with unique and invaluable resources and talents.