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BeChangeMaker Africa 2022 Online Final Pitch

The finalists

BeChangeMaker Africa 2022

Selected from more than 200 applications from 35 African countries, we invite you to support these brilliant young social entrepreneurs by providing funding amount of your choice to help them improve our world with the power of skills and innovative business ideas. 

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Online platform for artisans and craftsmen as a way to highlight their products.



NABO Innovations

Health and safety systems for underground mines.

Nabo Innovations


MT Freelance

MT Freelance is a service-based platform that connects digitally skilled Ethiopians/Africans to job opportunities from abroad



Bechewata Educational Toys

Educational toys increasing students’ participation and motivation, and fostering social and emotional learning



The Lotus Foundation

Lotus Foundation is on a mission to provide technology training for people in underserved communities.




Teaching foreign languages (especially English) in real life situations.

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Programme roadmap

Key dates

16 May

Application open

8 August

Application closed

15 August

Programme kick-off

29 November

Final pitch

Online Final Pitch

Judges of BeChangeMaker Africa 2022

David Rozzio
David Rozzio

Central Europe Managing Director at HP

Mattias Larsen
Mattias Larsen

Industrial Development Expert at UNIDO

Hellina Ayalew
Hellina Ayalew

Head of Digital Education at Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Chigozie Emmanuel Okonkwo
Chigozie Emmanuel Okonkwo

Education Program Officer- Department of ESTI, AUC

About BeChangeMaker

Since 2017, BeChangeMaker is an annual online training programme that inspires action on global challenges through social entrepreneurship and the power of skills. BeChangeMaker provides access to high-quality learning content on HP LIFE, tools and technology for startup acceleration, dedicated coaching, mentoring, as well as the opportunity to tap into a diverse global network of potential supporters and investors. 

Business ideas accelerated
Finalists for BCMA2022

Organizing Team

Ina Progonati
Ina Progonati

Ina is the HP LIFE Partnership Consultant for the HP Foundation, leading the HP LIFE programme that offers 30 free online courses in 7 languages to build key business competencies. Previous to HP LIFE Ina was a founding member of Global Citizen. With the great support from the HP Foundation, Ina works closely with WorldSkills on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker.

Grace Lung
Grace Lung

Grace is the Senior Manager of Partnership Programmes at WorldSkills, which is the global hub for skills excellence and development. She works closely with the HP Foundation on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker to offer opportunities to youth for career building and transforming the way we think about social change and the use of skills.

Michal Jirasek
Michal Kirasek

Michal is the CEO of Founderscope and the creator of the Gamified Startup Toolkit. He supports startups, social enterprises, and companies to innovate and optimize their businesses to create positive impact in the world. Michal was the coach for BeChangeMaker 2018.

Prudence Ngwenya
Prudence Ngwenya

Prudence is the current Head of the Division of Human Resource and Youth Development at the African Union Commission (AUC). She leads and provides strategic guidance on AUC’s mandate on Youth Development. This involves maintaining a robust, innovative and results oriented AUC Youth Programme aligned to key African Union (AU) frameworks such as Agenda 2063. She works directly with Ministers in charge of Youth Development in AU Member States.

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The HP Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that, with the help of HP employees, funds philanthropic programs for underserved communities where we live, work, and do business by supporting technology-related learning, charitable giving, volunteering, and disaster relief programs.


WorldSkills has built a movement that is changing the lives of young people through skills. More than 80 Member organizations which reach two-thirds of the world’s population and create measurable impact at every level. They build the confidence of millions of young people, empowering communities and fueling economies. WorldSkills is a movement of change.


African Union Commission whose mission is become “An efficient and value-adding institution driving the African integration and development process in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens”. The vision of the African Union is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.”


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UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). The Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

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