Showcase Social Innovation Solutions by Entering Into Unilever’s Sustainability Awards Competition

AAI alumni and supporters are invited to enter the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards


The Africa-America Institute would like to encourage you to showcase your social innovation solutions by applying for a pioneering sustainability award.  The deadline is August 1, 2014. At present, there are less than 200 submissions.

Building on the success of the 2013 AwardsUnilever is once again inviting young people to come up with practical and innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges and enter them into the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards.

Open to anyone aged 30 or under, Unilever is looking for scalable and sustainable products, services or applications that reduce environmental impacts, improve health and well-being or enhance livelihoods through changes in practices or behaviors.

The Awards, run in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and in collaboration with Ashoka, offer seven young people a total of more than €200,000 (US$270,000) in financial support and individually tailored mentoring. The overall winner also receives the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.

All seven finalists will take part in an online development program and then participate in a two-day accelerator workshop at Cambridge University, UK, where expert help and professional guidance is provided to help develop their ideas.

To submit your project or idea and for more information, please visit:




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