IGNITE AFRICA 2020 TERMS AND CONDITIONS
RULES AND REGULATIONS
These Rules and Regulations (“Rules”) for the Ignite Africa 2020 (“The Platform”) are
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).
- 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”).
- 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.
- Teams and individuals are limited to one submission each.
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
- Proposals must be created by and owned by the Participants.
- Proposals must be submitted in English.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Proposals must respect the total length and space provided on the platform.
- 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.
Participants that submit Entries anonymously will be disqualified.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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
The exact composition of the Judging Panel will be determined by Ignite Africa and the
Ignite Africa reserves the right to substitute or modify members of the Judging Panel at
any time for any reason.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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.
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The Content of this web site is copyright protected under Nigerian and International
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Different terms apply to contest Entries, but for non-Entry information, User grants Ignite
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sub-licensable and transferable right to use, reproduce, modify, delete, adapt, publish,
translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Posted
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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
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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
User hereby agrees that if his/her Posted Information is removed from the site, Ignite
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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.
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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.
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