AfricaGrows Green Awards
Climate Action Awards
Addressing Climate Change through Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Welcome to the Africa Grows Green Awards 2022!

In celebration of Egypt COP 27 in Egypt ,the Awards encourages COP 27 and all stakeholders from around the world to collaborate on promoting opportunities of broad-ranging support for climate entrepreneurs, helping them to develop business know-how, market connections, technical capacity, and providing guidance on sources and procedures for access to finance.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Africa Grows Green Awards is a complete experience – a chance to share your climate action knowledge, build connections with the field’s most influential professionals, and honor your efforts!
With 4 different categories to choose from, a huge range of presentations to attend, plus a wonderful gala dinner and Awards Ceremony.

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Small Industries, the proposed “Africa Grows Green Awards” is run by the Association for Sustainable Quality of Living “Istidama” an Egyptian based NGO – charter No.1137 for 2019 in collaboration with House of Management for Training & Consultancy.

The aim of the Awards is not only to recognize the initiatives of all stakeholders that are using science and technology based innovations to support climate change actions, but also to help the climate change entrepreneurship ecosystem to develop business know-how, market connections ,technical capacity and provide guidance on sources and procedures for access to finance.

This is the African region’s premier celebration of all stakeholders’ efforts to combat climate change, including the COMESA member states, a region which is highly susceptible to climate induced risks and is currently under the leadership of Egypt and President Abd EL Fattah EL Sisi, as the Chair of the COMESA Authority.

In celebration of COP 27 in Egypt this year, the Africa Grows Green Awards is now open for online nominations from international entrepreneurs and businesses.

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Key Dates

  • Entry Start Date: 27th August 2022
  • Entry Deadline: 15th October 2022
  • Finalists Announced: TBD
  • Book your Seats: TBD
  • Attend Awards Event: 14th November 2022 from 13:00 to 14:00 Green Zone
4 Reasons Why You Should Apply for the Awards
Experience extraordinary educational and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Competitive Benchmark

Benchmark your brand success against competitors.

Operational Network

Network with influential business strategic leaders and mentors.

Business Growth

Grow your business & impress potential investors.

Scale Up Your Impact

Get connected with expert mentors.

How To Apply
Entering is incredibly easy: in just five steps, your awards journey can begin!
1. Choose the right category
  • Winning begins with choosing the best category that showcases your strength. Whatever your sector or organization size, as long as you are making moves towards combating climate change, you have a chance to win.
2. Construct your entry
  • Once you have decided on your category, the next step is to review the criteria and gather evidence to write your story in a clear, concise and an engaging style.
  • The entry is composed of 3 sections. Each section has a set of criteria to be filled and an assigned score.
  • If you are having trouble squeezing in your 2000 words, don’t forget you still have the opportunity to upload supporting video links, charts, graphs, photos, endorsements, etc.
3. Press submit
  • Once you have checked and reviewed your entry and attached documents against the set criteria, you will press submit. You can edit your entry anytime before you press submit. Once you have submitted your entry, you cannot edit it anymore.
4. Relax and wait to hear if you have been shortlisted
  • Once all entries have been scored, finalists are notified via email with the date and venue to deliver live 15 min presentations of their solutions virtually or physically in Cairo in front of a Jury of 3-5 people.
5. Prepare for the Awards Ceremony

If you are a successful winner, you will be invited to attend the Africa Grows Green Awards Ceremony at the COP 27 in Sharm ElSheikh and present your innovative solutions to a diversity of climate change stakeholders and receive your trophy. Stay tuned for more surprises!

The entire process is very transparent and unbiased to give equal opportunity to all organizations to participate and win purely on the basis of merit.

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Criteria for Winning
Winners are selected in accordance with the degree of demonstrated excellence in the following awards criteria.
Addressing Climate Change through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The eligibility requirements of the awards includes:

  • In celebration of COP 27 in Egypt this year, the Africa Grows Green Awards is now open for online nominations from international entrepreneurs and businesses.
  • Be already in implementation for at least 3 years.
  • The ability to fulfill the criteria of each category with concrete evidence and appropriate metrics.


How the initiatives deliver verifiable impact on the business as well as social and environmental benefits;


Demonstrate innovative strategy and approach for problem solving;


Be scalable and/or replicable with potential for long-term impact;

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