RecycleUp Nigeria Innovation Programme 2024

RecycleUp Nigeria Innovation Programme 2024 is a 6-month innovation programme that seeks to empower and nurture young innovators and entrepreneurs who are environmentally conscious, providing them with the knowledge, resources, and support required to address Nigeria’s waste problem and catalyze the transition towards a circular economy.

This initiative adopts a multi-faceted approach to address pressing environmental
challenges, while simultaneously creating opportunities for entrepreneurship, employment,
and sustainable development, ultimately contributing to a cleaner, more prosperous, and
environmentally responsible nation. It is tailored to the needs of individuals seeking to
develop circular economy solutions to environmental challenges and sustainable

RecycleUp Nigeria aims to drive the transition towards a circular economy in Nigeria by
200% by 2025. The initiative focuses on key sectors, including Built Environment, Organic
Material and Biowaste, Energy, Electronics and ICT, Packaging and Plastics, Textiles, Water,
and Food and Agriculture.

The RecycleUp Nigeria initiative provides a unique opportunity for Nigerian youths to
acquire essential knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to succeed in the realm of
circular economy and sustainable waste management.
NB: Selected applicants will be onboard and enrolled in the innovation programme
starting in March 2024.


Eligibility Criteria: To participate in this programme, please note the following criteria
before proceeding with your application:

  1. Applicants must be a Nigerian between the age of 21 and 40.
  2. Applicants must have a genuine interest and passion for circular economy and a
    desire to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development in Nigeria
  3. Applicant should demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to
    making a positive impact in their respective communities.
  4. You must be ready to commit atleast 5 hours weekly and available to actively
    participate in the programme.
  5. Applicants must have access to a reliable internet connection, data, and necessary
    technology devices to fully participate in virtual activities and meetings.


  1. Participants will receive comprehensive education and training on circular economy
    principles, sustainable waste management, environmental sustainability, and among
  2. Participants will have access to experienced mentors who can provide guidance,
    advice, and support throughout the programme
  3. The programme will facilitate networking with like-minded individuals, experts in the
    field, and potential collaborators.
  4. Selected successful participants will have the opportunity to access funding or investment for their circular economy projects, helping them turn their ideas into reality.
  5. Upon successfully completing the programme, participants will receive a certificate recognizing their achievement, which enhances their credibility in the field.

The application deadline for the 2024 cohort of RecycleUp Nigeria is 3 rd March 2024, at 9:00PM (WAT).  We encourage you to complete and submit this form before the deadline!

Registration Link:


RecycleUp Nigeria Innovation Programme 2024


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