Application Deadline: January 27, 2023
MultiChoice calls on climate change activists and innovators across Africa to submit nominations for the prestigious Earthshot Prize with a chance of winning US$1.2 million/ R 20 million (£1 million) prize.
The Earthshot Prize, a global environmental prize to discover, accelerate, and scale ground-breaking solutions to repair and regenerate the planet, has begun its 2023 search for breakthrough solutions to solve the globe’s biggest environmental challenges. MultiChoice, the official African broadcast partner and member of The Earthshot Prize Global Alliance, is issuing a call for entries from African organizations, businesses, governments, and individuals who are doing scalable and impactful work in this capacity.
Potential nominees can enter into any of the five categories of the Earthshot Prize, including: Protect and Restore Nature, Clean our Air, Revive our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World and Fix our Climate. The Prize is awarded annually to five winners, each receiving a US$1.2 million/ R 20 million (£1 million) prize grant to scale their projects.
Each year, The Earthshot Prize launches a global search for breakthrough solutions, with a worldwide network of more than 350 nominating individuals and organizations from 66 countries tasked with ushering the process through.
In addition to the US$1.2 million/ R 20 million (£1 million) prize, Mukuru Clean Stoves will benefit from a global network of professional and technical support to scale their work.
This includes access to resources across numerous professions and sectors including manufacturing, retail, supply chains, legal advice, digital technology, business strategy and government relations via The Earthshot Prize Global Alliance. The Prize will allow Mukuru Clean Stoves to create an even cleaner stove that burns ethanol, and within three years, they hope to reach one million customers. Within the decade, they hope to expand their impact to ten million people all over Africa.
The final five winners were selected from a group of 15 finalists from 10 different countries
by The Earthshot Prize Council – a global team of influential individuals committed to championing positive action in the environmental space.
The five Earthshot Prize Winners for 2022 are:
- Protect and Restore Nature: Kheyti, India: A pioneering solution for local smallholder farmers to reduce costs, increase yields and protect livelihoods in a country on the frontlines of climate change.
- Clean our Air: Mukuru Clean Stoves, Kenya: A start-up providing cleaner-burning stoves to women in Kenya to reduce unhealthy indoor pollution and provide a safer way to cook.
- Revive our Oceans: Indigenous Women of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: An inspiring women-led programme that combines 60,000 years of indigenous knowledge with digital technologies to protect land and sea.
- Build a Waste-free World: Notpla, United Kingdom: A circular solution creating an alternative to plastic packaging from seaweed.
- Fix our Climate: 44.01, Oman: Childhood friends who have developed an innovative technique to turn CO2 into rock, and permanently store it underground.
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