The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on Monday, announced the launch of the “NINJA Business Plan Competition in Response to COVID-19” in 19 African countries, including Tunisia.
The NINJA Business Plan Competition will target startups and organizations from 19 African countries.
Applications are open for startups/organizations in all sectors with a specific focus on emerging businesses in COVID-19-related fields including, but not limited to: health, disaster management, business services, education sector, food and agriculture, finance, logistics and others.
Winners from each country will be given a chance to sign a work contract with JICA for their innovation(s).
They will also be eligible for equity/debt-free sum of up to USD 30,000 by JICA for covering costs associated with the proposed activities including, remuneration of staffs, other expenses, and indirect local tax.