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AU Launches " Innovating Education in Africa 2022 "

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The call for submissions is opened to African education innovators ready to provide ground-breaking solutions that will help address education and skills development challenges in Africa especially as countries emerge from COVID-19.

"Innovating Education in Africa (IEA) 2022" is the fourth edition of this programme, established in 2018 by the African Union Commission. 
As opposed to previous years, the call is open to citizens of AU Member States already leading an organization and meeting specific criteria as outlined in its terms of reference (check the link 
This is certainly why an education innovation is now referred to as "a product or service being offered by an organisation which uses a relatively distinct approach—with respect to the African context—in addressing challenges in the education system."
Despite this main difference, the IEA’s purpose remains the same : showcasing and supporting the expansion and scale of innovative solutions in all aspects of education and training in Africa. 
In the same vein, it gives room for experience sharing on relevant innovations that address education challenges, in addition to promoting the entrepreneurial mindset within the young generations, a policy that has been sustained by the Commission in charge of education, science, technology and innovation.
Curiously enough, the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 helped underscore and reinforce IEA’s relevance, as this pandemic took a heavy toll on education systems across the continent. 
Hopefully, this fourth edition will attract youth-led start-uppers who are deeply concerned about ameliorating education standards in their Covid-19 hard-hit countries. 
Since its inception, the programme has engaged over 1,500 education stakeholders across Africa, as well as promoted 180 innovations that were supported up to 1 million USD.