July 10, 2020, 2:09 p.m.

Startups in Africa have been invited to apply for three International Telecommunications Union Innovation Challenges (ITU), an agency of the United Nations that is responsible for issues concerning information and communication technologies.

The challenge is organized by ITU under the auspices of the United Nations.

This year's edition of the ITU Innovation Challenge is a global open competition platform, aimed at empowering innovators and ecosystem builders to transform their communities into thriving digital societies with feasible ideas and projects.

It includes three different challenges. The first is the women in technology challenge. This is for innovators with digital projects that create impact for women in their communities. The second is the digital change-maker challenge, for those with ideas that create digital impact in their communities.

Meanwhile, the third challenge is the ecosystem's best practice challenge, for ecosystem builders with good practices that nurture an enabling environment for innovators in their communities.

Winners will be given the opportunity to attend a virtual flagship program called Global Innovation Forum in the United Kingdom. The forum will serve as a platform for networking, participating in capacity-building workshops, and pitching proposals to a global audience of experts.

Winners will attend a four-day global flagship ITU event to learn, network, innovate, and scale-up. Applications are open here.

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