Donors for Africa Foundation Announces Chloé Bertrand as Winner of the 2023 GEDA Pitch Competition

Donors for Africa Foundation proudly announces that Chloé Bertrand, AFRORAMA’s co-founder, is the outstanding winner of the highly anticipated 2023 GEDA Pitch Competition. This year’s event witnessed an overwhelming response, with over 3000 applications pouring in from changemakers across 30 African countries for the fifth cohort of the GEDA Fellowship program.

The pinnacle of this African competition, the final pitch, saw three finalists emerging from an esteemed pool of 12 semi-finalists across seven categories, showcasing their innovative ideas and impactful initiatives. Chloé Bertrand, representing AFRORAMA, stood out among the finalists, demonstrating exceptional prowess and dedication.

The finalists, comprising distinguished NGOs and Social Enterprises from South Africa, Uganda, and Nigeria, engaged in an intense showdown, each granted 5 minutes to pitch their transformative visions, followed by insightful 5-minute Q&A sessions with expert judges boasting extensive development experience in their respective categories.

Chloé Bertrand’s remarkable performance and unwavering commitment captured the judges’ attention, leading to her triumph as the victor. As the winner, Chloé will take home a prestigious cash prize, receive significant media visibility, access technical expert support, secure a coveted 1-year unpaid membership by Humentum, and be honored with numerous other awards.

Donors for Africa Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing equitable development and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, is elated to recognize Chloé Bertrand’s exceptional contribution and innovation in sustainable development. This victory not only celebrates Chloé’s accomplishments but also signifies a testament to her dedication, resilience, and visionary leadership.

“We congratulate Chloé Bertrand, whose remarkable efforts and transformative vision exemplify the spirit of innovation, grit, staying power  and a commitment to  social impact,” said the founder of Donor For Africa Foundation, Chidi Koldsweat. “Her success is a reflection of  the foundation’s commitment to fostering sustainable development initiatives across Africa.”

Chloé Bertrand’s outstanding win is a testament to her pioneering spirit and dedication to driving positive change. We eagerly anticipate celebrating her future milestones and notable achievements.

We also celebrate all our finalist and semi-finalist. Indeed, you were all outstanding. Special thanks to all our Donors, sponsors and partners for making this vision and program an immense success.

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