At noon EST on September 15th, Round 2 of the Africa Rural Connect contest came to a close, and three round winners were awarded cash prizes to implement their plans for the development of rural Africa.
- $1,000 goes to 3rd place idea, Project Irrigation Initiative- Region Kedougou, Senegal
- $2,000 goes to the 2nd place idea: The Acceleration of Innovation
- And finally $3,000 goes to the 1st place idea: Self Supported Ghanaian Subsistent Farmers Consortium
Congratulations to our three winners! All three will be entered into the Grand Prize Pool in November, when our judges will select one project to receive $20,000 in funding.
To listen to the three winning contributors give detailed explanations of their award-winning ideas and inspiration check out the official ARC “Round 2 Winners” Update.
Want to know more about Africa Rural Connect? Listen to Project Manager, Molly Mattessich, discuss the project on a recent interview with Voice of America or check out the site yourself at www.AfricaRuralConnect.org.
Remember, Round 2 may be over, but Round 3 has just begun and will be running until October 15th. So, bring your insight, experiences, and ideas to help build viable plans towards the development of rural Africa!