The Earth shot 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 Earth shot 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 Earth shot 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 Earth shot 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. Representatives from MultiChoice will then review these entries and officially nominate selections directly to The Earth shot Prize.
“By entering this prestigious prize, African innovators will be afforded the platform to pitch their solutions, inspire other corporates to join the fight against climate change, and motivate governments to prioritize climate change as part of their national agendas,” said Imtiaz Patel, Chairman, MultiChoice Group. “If you have a worthy intervention whose solution makes significant progress towards achieving any of the five Earthshots, we urge you to send in your nomination and be part of the solution.”
At MultiChoice, they are driven by their Purpose of Enrich Lives, therefore the future of the African continent, and its natural resources, and their communities require that they work together with their partners to create a world where everyone thrives for generations to come. It is for this reason that they are not only urging African innovators to enter the environmental prize, but they have also partnered with The Earth shot Prize to help accelerate and spotlight the ingenuity and ambition of innovators, activists, and scientists across Africa who are working to address the climate crisis on the African continent and around the world.
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.
The Earthshot Prize will consider solutions that make tangible progress towards one of the five Earthshots. They should be beyond the idea stage, have tested their solution in-field or with target audiences, and be at a ‘tipping point’ for scaling their impact within the next five years.
Eligible Regions: South African counties
- Go to MultiChoice Group on www.multichoice.com to apply.
- Nominations will be subject to detailed assessment culminating in final selection by Prince William and The Earthshot Prize Council.
Application Deadline: January 27, 2023Application ClosedOfficial link