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Ashoka Africa Changemaker Challenge 2022 – Apply Here



Ashoka Africa Changemaker Challenge 2022

Ashoka Africa Changemaker Challenge 2022 – Apply Here

The Ashoka Africa Changemaker Storytelling Challenge is looking for inspiring stories from young people in Nigeria making a difference through social innovation.

Ashoka looks to build an ecosystem of Changemaker Cities, as they bring to you an opportunity to share your changemaker story. Share your story on how you are working or have worked with a team to create solutions to social challenges including but not limited to climate action, healthcare, unemployment, education, gender, diversity-equity-inclusion, minority rights, ICT, agriculture, and economic sustainability in Nigeria.

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Aim Of The Ashoka Africa Changemaker Challenge 2022

This challenge aims to elevate and highlight the valuable contribution of young Nigerians who are solving some of the country’s biggest issues through collaboration and changemaking.

This is an opportunity for young people to share their stories and let their voices be heard as they change in their communities.


  • Participants aged 18 – 35
  • Country: Nigeria
  • The social innovation should have been or is being implemented in Nigeria within the last two years
  • Participants must be working with a team.


Winners will get:

  • Cash Prize: Winner (200,000N); Runner Up; (100,000N) and 3rd place; (50,000N)
  • Media Visibility: Top stories will be showcased on Ashoka’s #EveryDayChangemaking Early Changemaking Series
  • Become a Co-leader in the Everyone A Changemaker movement in Nigeria

How to Apply

Submit your story to highlight your journey in transforming Nigeria at

Please note that shortlisted stories will go through a community review process to determine the top 3 finalists.

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Dates Application Stage

  • 4 April 2022: Challenge opens (During this time, participants may submit entries)
  • 15 April 2022, 11:59 PM: Final entry deadline.

Screening and Community Review

  • 7 April 2022 – 30 April 2022: Application screening and community review

Winners Announcement

  • 5 May 2022: Winners announced

For Information visit the Ashoka Africa Changemaker Challenge website

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