Participate in the Ghana Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program 2018 (organized by GhanaThink)

GhanaThink was formed as an NGO in 2004 (registered in Ghana) and then registered in the US in 2005. Since about 2014, we have been operating as a social entreprise. We did this because we wanted a better way to be sustainable and way to grow organically and steadily. We are excited to hep birth more social entreprises in Ghana via #GYSEP2018 after the success of #GYSEC2017. Read more below via this release.

Are you a young person looking to create change in your community and want to make a difference across Ghana? Do you want to make an impactful and sustainable change?

The Competition:
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), in partnership with GhanaThink Foundation, is pleased to announce the the Ghana Youth Social Entrepreneurship Programme. We are calling out to youth as partners for the implementation of their ideas which are geared towards "Social Innovation that Works for Women". This application does not restrict innovations to be focused on women as a primary beneficiary only, so all ideas with a social innovation focus are welcome.
DOT is an international non-profit organization that believes in the power of youth-led innovation, that communities can be shaped by empowering youth to create sustainable initiatives inspired by community needs, and that social innovation is accelerated when supported by digital technology. GhanaThink is an organization that seeks to mobilize and organize talent for the primary benefit of Ghana, of Africa and the whole world. Read the profile.

Target Group:
This challenge is seeking youth as agents of community development through social enterprises. As an applicant, you must be passionate about social entrepreneurship, social innovation and be willing to create social change.

Challenge specifics:
  • Receive cutting-edge coaching and mentorship support to develop your own innovative social businesses.
  • Selected participants will go through a 4-months training on how to develop their social enterprise ideas using human centred design approach.
  • Selected participants will receive both financial and non-financial support to test and implement their ideas .
  • The final selected participants will attend the global DOT Unconference in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2018.

Guidelines and Requirements:
  • Age bracket: 18 – 29 years at the time of application
  • Tech savvy and computer literate
  • A citizen of Ghana or resident in Ghana
  • Should have a valid passport or able to acquire a passport within a short period.
  • Have an innovative solution to a community problem which is at the early ideation stage. If you have been thinking through an idea which has a social impact, then you can apply.
  • Applicants with gender focused ideas are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be committed and available throughout the programme to attend trainings and workshops.  
  • Young women are highly encouraged to apply.

Programme Timelines:
Applications are due by June 17, 2018 at 11:59 GMT
Reviewing of application and recruitment - June 18 - 24 2018
Reporting Requirements: Selected applicants will be expected to pitch their idea for support.  
How to Apply
  • Step 1: Take time to research what a social innovation or social enterprise is to help clarify your social innovation idea.
  • Step 2: Fill in the online application form here -

  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If selected, you will be required to attend a compulsory meetup with all the other selected participants between June 28 - 30 2018 or July 1 2018.


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