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12th-14th June 2020 | Online Competition | 10 African Countries

Nurturing Youths’ Creativity

Covid-19 Youth SolvAthon is an online competition where the youth will convene, leverage on their backgrounds and collective intelligence to solve problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The participants will tap into their reservoirs of creativity, leverage on their knowledge, experience and use their wits to develop and refine solutions to the problems in their societies. They will be teamed up with experienced industry mentors who will assist them in translating their ideas into socially implementable, scalable and impactful solutions. The Covid-19 Youth SolvAthon is the African premier, interactive platform for the youth to develop and refine their solutions with the assistance from the mentors over the three days.

Participants will be grouped according to the following tracks.


Business & Entrepreneurship

What are the challenges and opportunities in jump-starting the economy during and post Covid-19 pandemic.

Civic Engagement

Effective policy formulation and implementation whilst respecting human rights, and fair distribution of resources.

Public Management

Easing the pressure on the overburdened health system and smoothly moving the education system into the digital space.

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Who should participate

For the African youth with innovative pertinent solutions. Covid-19 Youth SolvAthon will tap into the youths' creativity and industry experts' experience in developing and fine tuning solutions to combat challenges caused by the pandemic. Unlike other online competitions, it is exclusively designed for the youth.

Youth involved in


  • Law
  • Enterprise Development
  • Engineering
  • Pandemic research and modeling
  • Business analysis
  • Business management and strategy
  • Investment Strategy
  • Private Banking
  • Retail Distribution
  • Retail Investment Products
  • Imports and exports
  • NGOs
  • Structured Products
  • Structuring & Financial
  • Engineering Wealth Management
  • High school learners
  • Educators
  • University students
  • Lecturers
  • Civil servants
  • Nuses & Doctors
  • Business owners & entrepreneurs
  • Consultants
  • Academics & researchers
  • Professionals in public and & private sectors

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The Covid-19 Youth SolvAthon will be facilitated online using Zoom, Slack and Google Hangout. The respective links will be shared with the accepted candidates. 

It is important to note all the accepted candidates will need to have access to a reliable internet connection from the 12th-14th June 2020 in order to collaborate with fellow participants.


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