Africa Finals


The African Leadership University in Collaboration with the Alibaba Business School Global Ecommerce Talent Programme ALU, for the past 5 months has organized the GET challenge for the Africa Region, pulling in applications from 611 teams and more than 2500 individuals. The Challenge is themed: Digital Solutions during COVID-19 and beyond

GET Challenge 2020 is a Digital Entrepreneurship Challenge initiated by Alibaba GET Program and focused on developing Digital Solutions during and beyond COVID-19. We will be hosting the Africa Region Finals of Alibaba GET Global Challenge event on 15th August 2020.

In 2020, we have all witnessed a disruption to daily life, work, and much more due to the spread of the coronavirus across the world. In such times, our world becomes vulnerable and we have to ensure we have solutions that protect everyone and can improve the conditions in which we all exist. This challenge seeks to inspire and support young people who are especially digital natives to innovate with technology to provide solutions for all walks of life. These digital solutions can come in any form and be from any field. However, the solutions should promote resilience, inclusion, and access to services that people need during times like these. This in essence is a social innovation challenge.

Mentors and qualifying judges

With the collaboration of several mentors and judges from all over Africa and the world, training from Alibaba GET Network’s team and pitches to investors, we have taken the participants through a process of developing their ideas into implementable concepts, prototypes and MVPs. And in some cases, teams are already offering their solutions to the market. Regarding the challenge 10 out of the initial 611 teams that applied will participate in the Africa Region Final event. Out of this, 6 teams will move on to the global stage.

join the event live as follows:

Date: Saturday 15th August 2020

Time: 1:00pm GMT / 3:00pm CAT

Come witness and celebrate the innovative ideas and solutions that will be pitched by our participants. Prizes will be awarded. Also, we will have high profile guests and experts share more on building sustainable and inclusive digital solutions. Discover some of our teams here: