CHALLENGE – Post-Covid Economy
The Africa Canarias Challenge initiative arises from the collaboration between Africa Basque Challenge and the Directorate General of Economic Affairs with Africa of the Government of the Canary Islands. The shared purpose of reducing inequality gaps is what unites African and Canarian entrepreneurs under the slogan “mind the gap”. In addition, through this program a concept of triangulation will be developed to connect the ecosystems of the Canary Islands, Africa (Senegal and Kenya) and the Basque Country by strengthening nodes and connections.
ACC aims to be a cross-cultural community of impact entrepreneurs that fosters the development of socio-entrepreneurial initiatives that promote inclusive development and contribute to reducing inequalities in both the Canary Islands and Africa.
Discover the projects created
2nd Prize – works in the transformation, production and distribution of local food in Bignona (Senegal) and Artenara (Senegal). It seeks to generate an impact on the local economy, in addition to the empowerment of women.
3rd Prize – is a project that seeks to generate an impact on the collection of grass on the beaches of Senegal. By recycling waste, they seek to offer a recycled product for sale and marketing to promote sustainable economic development in the rural/local area of Gandiol-Tenerife.
Is a travel agency that seeks to go beyond traditional tourism. They want to generate travel packages where they develop and explore the culture, gastronomy, language… in order to know in a real way and first hand how the inhabitants of that country live.
Is working on the development of an integrated farm that seeks to have an impact on food security, health and welfare as well as the fight against famine. To this end, they seek to create a farm with production in agriculture, forestry, poultry and fish farming.
Is a project that aims to fight against the lack of resources to generate, produce, train and live from the world of culture in places far from urban centres in both the Canary Islands and Senegal.
1st Prize – seeks the reduction of plastic waste in Senegal, through the collection and transformation into clothing. Creating a sustainable, local and feminist clothing brand.