The Africa Prize Final 2022

On Wednesday 15 June, four finalists will pitch their businesses for the chance to win £25,000 and be crowned the winner of the 2022 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

For the past eight months, 16 talented entrepreneurs have undertaken intensive training and mentoring from international business leaders and experts. These entrepreneurs represent nine countries including, for the first time, Togo and The Republic of the Congo. This year we are very proud that our cohort has achieved an equal gender split, with eight women and eight men in the running for finalists.

On Wednesday 15 June, four finalists will pitch their businesses for the chance to win £25,000 and be crowned the winner of the 2022 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. This will be followed by One to Watch pitches, where the audience will vote for their favourite pitch from the other 12 shortlisted entrepreneurs, who will receive £5,000.

Africa Prize Judge Rebecca Enonchong, Founder and CEO of AppsTech and Guest Judge Salome Guchu, CEO of KENIA

The final will be hosted by Dr Shini Somara, a mechanical engineer and fluid dynamists turned TV presenter, children's book author, podcaster, TEDx speaker and mentor. We will also be welcoming guest speakers Richard Gomes, Deputy CEO of the Shell Foundation and Yewande Abiose, Managing Director (Africa)/Global Communities Manager at the Energy Institute. David Tusubira, Africa Prize alumnus and creator of Remot and Noël N'guessan, founder of Kubeko and winner of the 2021 Africa Prize, will also speak.

Meet the 2022 Shortlist and their innovations