The third edition of the CEDA/DBSA University challenge is expected to come to the end this week with the ultimate crowning of the winner.
The CEDA/DBSA University Challenge is a collaboration between the Citizen Entrepreneurial Agency (CEDA) and the Development bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) which challenges university students to come up with realistic solutions to issues affecting the country.
Last Friday, those who made it to the top 10 presented their ideas to a panel of judges and the winner is set to be announced tomorrow Thursday in Gaborone.
Speaking during the presentations on Friday, CEDA Chief Executive Officer, Thabo Thamane said the Challenge has grown in popularity as this time around they saw an increase in the number of applicants.
The winner is expected to walk away with P300, 000 after the prize money was increased from P200, 000 and the figure will increase by a further P50, 000 should the winner emerge as a woman.
The University Challenge concept was conceived in 2017 during the World Federation of Development Finance institutions joint CEO’s Forum which was held in Gaborone.