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Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 now open

Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 now open – USD 150,000 in prizes for continent’s brightest innovators to accelerate Africa’s development

With 2000 innovators from 48 countries entering in its first three years; IPA 2015 takes investment in unleashing and supporting sustainable African led innovation past half a million USD

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF)  is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. The IPA is presented annually, enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to overcome some of the challenges faced by the continent and support sustainable development.

The deadline for submitting applications for IPA 2015 is 31 October 2014 at 24h00 GMT. For more information on competition categories, conditions of entry, and submission details, please visit the website. 

East Africa: EAC Seeks Consultants On Communications Strategy

The East African Community (EAC) is working towards achieving greater visibility through the development and implementation of a five-year information and communications strategy. The EAC Secretariat is, consequently, seeking consultants to develop and implement the strategy, running for a five-year period (2010-2015), with key goals that include creating wider awareness of the regional organisation and nurturing positive attitudes towards it in the five partner states of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

"The broad aims of the Communications Strategy are to make the EAC more real than abstract; to brand it as a dynamic, people-centred ideal, identity, process and institution for achieving a prosperous, secure and united East Africa, and to ensure that all citizens of the partner states, their legislative representatives and policy makers, and external (to the region) stakeholders are aware of this brand, have a positive attitude towards the EAC and are actively engaged in its activities and processes," said Mr. Owora Richard Othieno, the acting Principal Information and Public Relations Officer of the EAC.

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