Participate in GMES & Africa Innovation Challenge 2019


The Global Monitoring For Environment And Security & Africa Project (GMES & Africa) is calling on developers and creatives to participate in the 2019 edition of the Innovation Challenge.

Purpose of the Innovation Challenge

Design mobile applications and communication tools to support the sustainable utilization of marine and coastal resources, and contribute to actions that will reduce the degradation of coastal ecosystems.


The competition is open to the following categories of applicants (App developers, Animators, Graphic designers / Comic creators) operating in Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and The Gambia, including:

  • Registered companies
  • Start-ups
  • Freelance developers

The apps and communication tools developed should address issues in the following categories

  • Ocean state monitoring
  • Monitoring Fishing activities
  • Coastal Environment Monitoring

Mode of Application

Applicants should submit a concept note not more than 1000 words + pictures/graphs + optional video/other data to with email subject Innovation Challenge En2019. Deadline for registration and submission of a concept note is Friday, May 31, 2019.

Selected applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas and showcase sample products on a date to be communicated. The evaluation committee will choose six (6), finalists at the end of July, who will receive up to Euros 2,000 each after the completion of the app/tool/product.

The criteria for the selection may fall under the following categories:

• Integration with the GMES and Africa Geoportal
• Developed using open source tools
• Educational potential
• Commercial potential
• Social and cultural impact
• Communication, creativity and innovation

Be part of the Competition and Register at UG-GMES INNOVATION CHALLENGE to participate Registration and submission of concept note ends on Friday, May 31, 2019

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