Problem Statement

The Young generation of project managers in Africa plays a critical role in transforming the continent. Africa’s young population is inevitably reshaping the world of project management, leading the Africa Project Economy.

PMI Africa is calling all Young professionals aged 18-25 in Africa to design the Africa Project Economy today by accepting the Youthquake Challenge.

Create a 3-5 min video pitching an unconventional project idea that will drive technological, economical or societal advancements in Africa. Explain how you will use project management to deliver a customer or stakeholder-driven solution.

We encourage you to be bright, bold & fearless with your ideas and pitch for a chance to win some great prizes including mentorship opportunities, free Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam vouchers and more.

Guidelines on Submission and Participation

To enter the competition, submit a video describing the challenge you are aiming to solve and your solution to the challenge, including your target audience and project deliverables.
In order for the entry to eligible, the video must be:

  • Between 3 to 5 minutes long
  • In English
  • Submitted by 26 August to Dropbox.
  • Entries are accepted from individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 who are African nationals residing in any Africa country or abroad
  • Only one video entry per individual is accepted
  • There is no entry fee to participate
  • Entries will be evaluated on project originality, innovation and applicability to the context.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, 6 September 2020 during the closing session of the Youth program Virtual Africa Conference 2020.

Articulate the future, lead Africa’s project economy and make reality today.

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