In a statement, to which the Lusa agency had access, the French embassy in Angola said that the thousand winners of the challenge, who were invited to participate in the Africa-France 2020 summit, which should start on the day 4 of this month, in Bordeaux, France.
Despite the postponement of the summit, the winners will benefit from a follow-up program that will allow them to have access to funding, training, networking and visibility for their projects.
According to the note, this program has the support of French and African partners, through 'mentoring' (orientation), relationship, scholarships, public and private financing.
The winners already have access to the Digital Africa Campus, which launches, next month, a 'Resilient Summer School', providing the program with free masterclass cycles, initially focused on business resilience in times of crisis, weekly experience exchange sessions ('meet-ups') by sector of activity.
The selected entrepreneurs, aged between 24 and 30, with three years of experience, come from 53 African countries and operate in the fields of water and sanitation, waste treatment, energy, education, digital, agriculture, mobility, among others .