Africa Open Innovation Challenge powered by JICA

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

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to match the social issues and needs of science and technology with the power of affiliation, and work toward solving social issues with ideas that are not bound by conventional methods.


In order to solve the development challenges faced by African countries and to achieve the “Leave No One Behind” and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” In addition to efforts, it is required to utilize science, technology and innovation (STI) to promote more comprehensive and sustainable development.


JICA is conducting research on the applicability of STI in cooperation with technical cooperation projects and technical experts in order to solve development issues in the African region. Continuing with that, we are looking for open innovation technologies and ideas owned by Japanese and African private companies, governments, various organizations, and academic institutions.

JICA 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 program in each country/city can be seen in the following links


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.