IGNITE AFRICA 2020 TERMS AND CONDITIONS
RULES AND REGULATIONS
These Rules and Regulations (“Rules”) for the Ignite Africa 2020 (“The Platform”) are
part of the Terms and Conditions of Use & Privacy Policy (the “Terms and Conditions”)
that govern the websites where information about the Competition is located.
The Platform is administered by the IGNITE AFRICA Organizing Committee (IAOC)
(defined herein variously as IAOC or The Committee).
Eligibility Requirements

 

  1. The Platform is open to individuals or teams of 2-4 people aged 35 below except if
    you are a student (herein defined as “Participants”).
  2. Participants’ ages will be determined as of 11.59 pm (GMT +1) on January 31, 2020.
    Each team member must be age-appropriate to the team’s age group, 35 or below
    except if you are a student, on January 31, 2020. Participants will be asked to certify
    their age when entering, and The Committee reserves the right to verify the age of any
    participant, including potential winners.
  3. Teams and individuals are limited to one submission each.
    Submission Rules
    To participate on the Platform, Participants must submit their answers on through the
    official website (www.igniteafricachallenge.org) by creating a profile first then
    submitting their idea (herein defined as “Proposal”). Prior to the application, the
    participant team should register on the website for submissions with information about
    the Participant(s) and about the Proposal (all together herein defined as an “Entry”)
    through the Platform online submission form. Entries must comply with the following
    Submission Rules:
  4. Proposals must be created by and owned by the Participants.
  5. Proposals must be submitted in English.
  6. Proposals shall provide an innovative and action-oriented social business-level idea
    on how to provide young people with a quality, inclusive and relevant information,
    adapted to the realities of the 21st century.
  7. The educational and Health cases are the Challenges to be addressed in 2020 and
    the proposed solution outlined in the Proposals must relate to at least one of the Impact
    Focus Area as addressed in the Challenge document and must apply to a least one
    community, country, or region of Africa.
  8. Proposals must (a) provide a short 2-5 sentences summary of the idea, (b) describe
    the specific educational or health problem/need that the proposed solution seeks to
    address, and (c) describe the solution proposed to address this specific problem/need
    (e.g. a product, service, program, etc.). Proposals will be judged based on the following
    Judging Criteria: (1) Clarity, scope and relevance of the problem and of the proposed
    solution; (2) Innovation and originality; (3) Feasibility of implementation; (4) Potential for
    impact. The Judging Process and Judging Criteria are detailed below.
  9. Proposals must respect the total length and space provided on the platform.
  10. The deadline for submitting Entries is 11:59 pm (GMT +1), January 31, 2020. An Entry
    is timely, and will be accepted, only if actually received before this time. The time of
    transmittal will not be taken into account. The Ignite Africa Committee reserves the
    right to extend the deadline.
    Permissions and Releases
    By submitting an Entry, Participants certify their idea is original and personal. Any
    violation may result in disqualification of the Entry. Participants are responsible for
    protecting their proprietary and other rights under applicable laws.
    Anonymous Entries
    Participants that submit Entries anonymously will be disqualified.
    Judging Process
  11. Entries will initially be screened by Ignite Africa Technical Committee (“Technical
    Committee”). The Technical Committee will verify that the Participants meet the
    Eligibility Requirements and that Entries comply with the Submission Rules.
  12. All Entries that pass the Technical Committee screening will be judged by an Expert
    Committee (“Expert Committee”) composed of Ignite Africa, public sector, private
    sector, academic sector and/or NGO sector professionals. The Expert Committee will
    shortlist the Semifinalists. The selection of the Semifinalists will be done based on the
    Judging Criteria.
  13. Participants may be required to submit additional information, refine/revise their
    Proposals and/or submit short ‘pitching’ videos. Semifinalists will be invited to compete
    in one of the semifinal events of the Ignite Africa proceeding to the platform’s next
    stage. Winners of each semifinal will be automatically invited and accepted into the
    Accelerator and Fellowship Program; were at the end of the program top teams as
    determined by Ignite Africa will be pitching at our Laureate Awards Gala.
  14. During the Finals, taking place in October 2020, Finalists will present their Proposals
    in front of the Judging Panel (“Presentations”). The Presentations will be delivered in
    front of an audience and will be live-streamed. Out of the Finalists, one Winner will be
    determined at the issue of Presentations. One winner will be selected by the Judging
    Panel. The Judging Panel will make its decision based on the Judging Criteria, during a
    deliberation process at the issue of Presentations.
    Decisions of the Technical Committee, Expert Committee and Judging Panel are final
    and not subject to negotiations, challenge, or appeal.
    Judging Panel
    The Judging Panel will be composed of Ignite Africa, public sector, private sector,
    academia, and/or NGO/civil society sector professionals working in the field of
    business, development, education, gender, fragility/conflict, innovation and/or
    technology.
    The exact composition of the Judging Panel will be determined by Ignite Africa and the
    IAOC.
    Ignite Africa reserves the right to substitute or modify members of the Judging Panel at
    any time for any reason.
    Judging Criteria
    The judging of the Proposals and the Presentations will be based on the following
    equally weighted criteria:
    1.Clarity, scope and relevance of the problem and of the proposed solution. (a) The
    Proposal/ Presentation clearly defines and describes the specific problem or need it
    seeks to address and outlines why it is an important issue to be addressed. (b) The
    Proposal/Presentation provides a clear, well-articulated, and compelling solution to
    address the identified problem.
    2.Innovation and originality. (a) The proposed solution is innovative – it brings some
    novelty by tackling a problem that has not been addressed yet, in a given context, or by
    offering a new/improved way to address an existing problem. (b) The approach is
    forward-thinking and encourages further thought, action and/or inspiration.
    3.Feasibility of implementation. The Proposal/Presentation demonstrates that the
    solution has the potential to be turned into a viable project, business, initiative, or
    policy/program: the implementation strategy clearly outlines the activities that are
    needed to successfully implement the solution; the objectives are realistic and
    achievable, given the resources that have been identified and the (proposed) budget;
    potential obstacles are identified, with suggested ways to address them.
    4.Potential for impact. (a) The Proposal/Presentation clearly identifies what social
    and/or economic benefit(s) the solution will deliver and suggests an approach to
    assess the success of the project, business, initiative, or policy/program. (b) The
    proposed solution has the potential to effectively achieve the desired impact, in a
    sustainable manner, and to be scaled and/or replicated.
    These Judging Criteria apply both to the selection of Shortlisted Entries and Finalists by
    the Expert Committee, and to the selection of the Winner by the Judging Panel.
    In the event of a tie:
    ● For Shortlisted Entries and Finalists, the selection will be done by comparing
    scores received on the individual above-listed criteria, in the following order: (1)
    Clarity, scope and relevance of the problem and of the proposed solution; then
    (2) Innovation and originality; then (3) Feasibility of implementation; and finally
    (4) Potential for impact. If there is still a tie, the Proposals will be selected based
    on a new vote by the Expert Committee.
    For Presentations, the selection will be done by comparing scores received on the
    individual above-listed criteria, in the following order: (1) Potential for impact; then (2)
    Feasibility of implementation; then (3) Innovation and originality; and finally (4) Clarity,
    scope and relevance of the problem and of the proposed solution.
    Prizes and Recognition
    Winners will receive a certificate of participation, and in the Accelerator and Fellowship
    Program case, a certification Diploma of completion. Details will be announced at a
    later stage.
    The winning team is responsible for all applicable taxes and fees associated with prize
    receipt and/or use. No transfer or substitution of the prize is permitted.
    In addition to the prize, the IAOC will make all efforts to feature and promote Finalists’
    and Winners’ ideas on the Ignite Africa official website and social media platforms, and
    to provide exposure to Winners at high-profile events, including, for example, webinars,
    workshops, and other events of the Ignite Africa’s development partners globally.
    Intellectual Property
    By submitting an Entry, Participants retain the individual right to their work and any
    derivative but gives Ignite Africa the permission to:
    ● Share Entries, Proposals, revised versions of Proposals and/or videos free of
    charge with third parties, only for the purpose of those third parties to screen and
    judge Entries, Proposals, revised versions of Proposals and/or videos, and to
    prepare further Youth Summits’ sessions and workshops related to the Platform
    in course;
    Publish summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by Participants, Participants’ short
    biographies and/or pictures/videos on the Ignite Africa 2020 official website, and any
    Ignite Africa social media;
    Share summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by Participants, Participants’ short
    biographies and/or pictures/videos, as well as derived content, through blogposts,
    newsletters, articles, social media platforms and any other communication channels
    and public display.
    Share summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by Participants, Participants’ short
    biographies and/or pictures/videos free of charge with Ignite Africa partners and
    partner organizations only for the purpose of those individuals and organizations to
    publicly display and broadcast this information/content, one or multiple times, in order
    to increase exposure of Participants’ proposed solutions and their subject matter.
    To the extent that any Entry contains any intellectual property previously developed by
    the Participant or by third parties, and to the extent that the Participant creates any
    derivative work as referred to above, the Participant hereby grants to Ignite Africa a
    license over such previously developed intellectual property and over any derivative
    work, on the same terms as specified above, without any additional compensation. Any
    such previously developed intellectual property shall be so identified.
    Affirmation of Ownership and Eligibility
    By entering this Platform, Participant declares, represents and warrants that Participant
    is the rightful owner of the Entry, and of all the patents, copyrights, and/or trademarks
    associated with the Entry. By entering this Platform Participant further declares,
    represents and warrants that he/she has not 1) infringed on any third party rights,
    including copyrights, trademarks, industrial property, trade secrets, confidentiality
    obligations and rights of privacy and publicity, or 2) violated any applicable law(s) in any
    countries in the world. Ignite Africa assumes no responsibility for verifying the
    ownership and originality of Entries. However, if at any time Ignite Africa chooses, in its
    sole discretion to verify the ownership and originality of Entries, by entering this contest
    Participant agrees that Ignite Africa has the right to verify the ownership and originality
    of any Entry and that upon request, Participant shall submit a written copy of any
    release or permission Participant has received from a third party granting Participant
    the right to use such property. Participant understands that in the event a submission is
    selected as a Finalist or Winner, and Participant’s ownership rights and the originality of
    Participant’s Entry cannot be verified to the satisfaction of Ignite Africa or is in any other
    way ineligible, Ignite Africa may select an alternate winner based on the same Judging
    Criteria.
    If after announcing the Winner, Ignite Africa determines Participant has misrepresented,
    misstated, or mischaracterized Participant’s Entry of this Competition in any way or
    Participant is not the rightful owner of the submitted Entry, the Entry may be withdrawn
    and disqualified from the Competition, and any privileges received by winning this
    Competition may be rescinded. Any determinations made by Ignite Africa in
    withdrawing and disqualifying any Entry will be final and confidential. By entering this
    Platform, Participant agrees to keep any controversies between him/her and Ignite
    Africa confidential and Participant further agrees not to disparage Ignite Africa in any
    dispute or controversy.
    Disclaimer and Release
    The Platform is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with,
    Facebook, Inc. or any other platform where it is advertised. The Platform is
    administered by Ignite Africa and the IAOC. Participant agrees to release Ignite Africa
    and any platform where the Platform is advertised, from all claims, demands, and
    damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way
    connected with the Platform and Participant’s participation.
    No Recourse to Judicial Procedures
    To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any
    other recourse to judicial procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in
    connection with this Platform are hereby excluded, and Participant expressly waives any
    and all such rights.
    Preservation of Immunities
    Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of
    the privileges and immunities of Ignite Africa, or any other member of Ignite Africa,
    which are specifically reserved.
    Competition Terms
    By submitting an Entry, every individual and team member agrees and accepts that:
    ● The Platform is open to nationals of ALL African countries or people based in
    Africa. Participants submitting entries to the Platform must be aged 35 or below
    or a student, inclusive, 11.59 pm (GMT +1) on January 31 2020;
    Individuals and team members are responsible for ensuring their submission is in
    compliance with the legal requirements of their country;
    Proposals – as well as subsequent material submitted such as revised/refined versions
    of Proposals and videos, if applicable – must be Participants’ original work and must
    not infringe the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual
    property or other rights of any person or entity, or otherwise be unlawful. Content from
    sources other than the Participants must be clearly and properly cited;
    The decisions of the Technical Committee, Expert Committee, and Judging Panel are
    final and are not subject to any appeal;
    Participants agree that Ignite Africa may publish information such as Participants’
    names, biographical information, summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by
    Participants, pictures/videos and/or derived content on Ignite Africa webpages and
    through blogposts, newsletters, articles, social media platforms and any other
    communication channels and public display;
    Participants agree that Ignite Africa may share information such as Participants’ names,
    biographical information, summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by Participants,
    and/or pictures/videos with Ignite Africa 2020 partners and partner organizations only
    for the purpose of those individuals and organizations to publicly display and broadcast
    this information/content;
    Participants waive all claims against Ignite Africa, its personnel and agents arising out
    of any oral or written publication or republication of any statement made in connection
    with the present Competition, their person or Entry, (revised) Proposal or picture/video;
    Participants agree to indemnify and hold Ignite Africa, its personnel and agents,
    harmless from any third party claims for loss, damage, prejudice, liability or expense
    suffered as a result of or in any manner in connection with their Entry, (revised)
    Proposal or video or any other acts or omissions or any information which they
    provided.
    Conduct
    Failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification from the Platform.
    Participant agrees to comply with and be bound by the decisions of Ignite Africa, which
    are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Platform. Ignite Africa is not
    responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer,
    administration of the Competition or in the announcement of the prize and certificates.
    Ignite Africa may update and/or modify these Rules at its sole discretion, and the
    Participant agrees to accept and be bound by any updates and/or modifications.
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY
    Ignite Africa maintains the Youth Challenge event page and Collaboration for
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    General Terms and Conditions

 

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    this regard, the User grants Ignite Africa a right to use the data collected.
    Registering is optional. If User chooses not to register or provide Personal Information,
    User will only be able to use and browse the Youth Challenge event page, but will not
    compete.
    If User chooses to use any Interactive Tool that requires registering or provision of
    Personal Information, part of User’s Personal Information such as e-mail address,
    gender, city, country, school, work, employment or organizational affiliation may be
    published, translated, distributed, displayed and in general be available to other Users
    registered on the system. User is entitled to cancel his/her member account anytime.
    Use of cookies. When User registers, the Site sets a cookie on the User’s computer’s
    hard drive that enables User to manage his subscriptions and online profile. By setting
    this cookie, site will remember User the next time User visits and won’t have to bother
    User by asking questions User has already answered (like address information).
    However, User is always free to decline our cookies if User’s browser permits, although
    in that case User may not be able to use certain features and may be required to
    re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the Site.
    IP Addresses. The Sites record User’s IP address and non-personal data such as
    browser type and operating system. This data helps us learn about the geographical
    distribution of our Site visitors and the technology they use to access our Site. This data
    is not connected with the Personal Information User supplies in connection with
    registration on the Site, except in certain cases of managing errors, in which case, the
    contents of the http request are captured when there is an error, which is used for
    troubleshooting. This includes any cookies that are present on the User’s computer, the
    page requested, IP address and browser information, for example.
    Security. Site might employ a range of technologies to protect the data maintained on
    our systems. Despite such undertaking, it is possible for Internet-based
    communications to be intercepted, subject to unauthorized access, lost, misused,
    disclosed, modified, forged, destroyed or targeted by cyber-attacks. Therefore, as stated
    in Section 3, Ignite Africa cannot ensure that User Content and Information will not be
    intercepted, subject to unauthorized access, lost, misused, disclosed, modified,
    destroyed, or targeted by cyber-attack.
    Security Notice. Ignite Africa reserves the right but not the obligation to monitor any
    Content, where posted on the site. For Site security purposes and to ensure that this
    service remains available to all Users, this computer system employs software
    programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or
    change Content, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload Content
    or change Content on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.
    If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be
    provided to law enforcement personnel.
    User Names and Passwords. Member accounts, User names and passwords are
    personal to each User. Users shall not allow any others to use their member account,
    User name or password under any circumstances. Each User is responsible for
    guarding his password carefully with the full awareness that a failure to keep his
    password secure will enable others to engage in transactions for which the User will be
    legally responsible. Users shall notify immediately Ignite Africa if they become aware of
    or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of (or activity using) their
    member account, User name or password or any other need to deactivate their member
    account, User name or password due to security concerns.
    Copyrights and Content posted by User
    The Content of this web site is copyright protected under Nigerian and International
    Laws. Unauthorized use of the Content is strictly prohibited.
    Different terms apply to contest Entries, but for non-Entry information, User grants Ignite
    Africa a non- exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully
    sub-licensable and transferable right to use, reproduce, modify, delete, adapt, publish,
    translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Posted
    Information throughout the world in any media for non-commercial use, including for
    promotion, public display, informational, educational or awareness purposes, with
    attribution credit given to the identified User. User grants The World Bank the right to
    use the name that User submits in connection with such Posted Information. User
    agrees not to contest any use or reproduction that Ignite Africa may undertake of the
    Posted Information. User grants Ignite Africa a non- exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free,
    perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable and transferable right to publish, translate,
    distribute and display his/her name, photograph, likeness and part of his Personal
    Information.
    User hereby agrees that if his/her Posted Information is removed from the site, Ignite
    Africa shall retain the rights granted in this Section.
    Ignite Africa may choose to use Information and Content to compile profiles for
    statistical purposes and may choose to trade with such profiles and statistical data, as
    long as the profiles or statistical data cannot be linked to any specific data subject,
    including User, by a third party.
    Except as provided in connection with Entries, Ignite Africa does not claim any
    ownership rights to the Content that User uploads or links to his/her member account
    using the Site.
    Term This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless and until User member
    account is terminated as provided herein. User is entitled to remove his Content, Posted
    Information and cancel his/her member account at any time. In this case, Ignite Africa
    retains the license rights as provided the Rules.
    Preservation of Immunities
    Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of
    the privileges and immunities of Ignite Africa, which are specifically reserved.
    General
    Ignite Africa reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to: alter, limit or
    discontinue the site or any Content in any respect. Ignite Africa shall have no obligation
    to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith: to delete,
    disable, deactivate or terminate member accounts, remove or edit Content, cancel
    services, block User’s email, IP address, or otherwise terminate User’s access to or use
    of these Sites or any portion thereof in its sole discretion and without notice; shut down
    the Site or any Interactive Tool, with or without notice, and with no liability of any kind to
    User; or change, alter or amend these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy
    Statement at any time, without notice to any User.
    No waiver by Ignite Africa of any provision of this Agreement shall be binding except as
    set forth in a writing signed by its duly authorized representative.