Africa Open Innovation Challenge powered by JICA

The Africa Open Innovation Challenge is an open innovation platform that aims to solve the issues in African countries by applying the science, technology and innovation of the private sector.

Africa Open Innovation Challenge

Maximize Social Impact
Maximize social impact by integrating innovative technologies and ideas into JICA’s projects
Promote Innovation
Promote innovation by conducting Proof of Concept for innovative solutions in JICA’s projects
Co-create Globally
Create a Platform where various international and domestic stakeholders can co-create solutions


Details of the programs in each country/city can be found in the following links

Aims of Africa Open Innovation Challenge

Make a breakthrough in Africa! With people, technology and innovation.

In order to tackle development challenges faced by African countries and reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is required to promote more comprehensive and sustainable development through utilizing science, technology and innovation (STI).

JICA aims to solve social issues in the African region through open innovation matching the needs in the African region with technologies/ideas owned by private companies, governments and academic institutions.


  • 2021.09.16
    The status of the program at initial phase in the country/theme


Secretariat of Africa Open Innovation Challenge powered by JICA(Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, Japan office)
※We, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC and Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support Co., Ltd., are delegated to manage the program by JICA.