Providing systems change leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs with opportunities to innovate solutions to complex environmental challenges

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The Canada-Africa Innovation Fellowship 

The UN COP26 Conference has highlighted the urgency and need for bold actions to counter the adverse effects of climate change. 

It is in this premise that the Canada-Africa Innovation Fellowship 2022 will focus on building the entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership skills of undergraduate and recently-graduated Canadians, Ugandans and Ghanians, while providing them with a platform to ask tough questions and develop green and renewable solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change on underserved communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Canada, and beyond. 


From May to August 2022, up to 40 Innovation Fellows will work in international teams to learn, innovate and develop tangible and viable solutions to this important global challenge. Fellows will receive training and mentorship from industry experts, as well as coaching to develop and take their ideas to market as social enterprises. 

2021 Innovations

Fellowship Theme: Sustainable Development Goals

AgriSmart Innovations

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Addressing SDG 2: (Zero Hunger) & SDG 13: (Climate Action) by creating radio programs that provides rural farmers with information on better farming tips and methods (products and services) that they can purchase and use to help fight climate change.

Past Fellow Spotlights

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"As a new member of EWB, I wanted to learn more, become involved in international development, and use the skills I have gained during my years at University to drive progress in an area aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This fellowship granted me a wealth of knowledge from interacting with my Ugandan fellow colleagues to learn about their lived experiences and their thoughts on how to tackle different humanitarian goals and through the structured and insightful weekly lessons."

Alan Payno Montoya, University of Guelph

Canada-Africa Innovation Fellow '21; Co-Founder of On the Spot


The application deadline for our 2022 cohort has passed, but we are currently looking for sector experts specialized in Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Pollution mitigation to come on as pro-bono international Advisors to our Innovation Fellows! If you are interested, please apply below.

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