UNLEASH is an Innovation Lab for the Sustainable Development Goals, which convenes up to 1,000 Talents for a 7-day innovation program every year. This year, hundreds of young change-makers from all over the world will come together in Kigali, Rwanda during the first week of December to co-create solutions for the most pressing sustainability challenges that our planet is facing.

The UNLEASH Innovation Lab in Rwanda will take place from December 2 to December 8, and changemakers aged between 18-35 will have the opportunity to apply for this transformative (and fully-funded!) experience.

Experienced facilitators and experts will guide the participants through different stages of the innovation process:

  • Problem Framing: Defining a problem based on user needs and clear insights
  • Ideation: Brainstorming and selecting ideas to solve the problem
  • Prototyping: Creating simple versions of the idea to understand how it will work in real life
  • Testing: Testing the solution with users, learning, and adapting
  • Implementing: Planning and launching impactful solutions


  • Learn and apply UNLEASH Innovation Methodology to co-create innovative initiatives using human-centered design thinking.
  • Immerse yourself in a week-long program in Kigali, Rwanda, a leading innovation and tech hub in Africa.
  • Connect and engage with a diverse community of hundreds of young people, experienced facilitators, and experts who share a mutual passion for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Become part of a global network of thousands of UNLEASH Alumni, fostering ongoing collaboration and support.


The Innovation Lab in Rwanda is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 35. They select participants that are:

  • Passionate and committed to solving the world’s sustainability challenges;
  • Creative and have an innovative mindset;
  • Enthusiastic about working together with peers and experts;
  • Able to understand and communicate in English.

How To Apply

This application is for anyone who wishes to participate as a Talent in the next UNLEASH Innovation Lab in Kigali, Rwanda from December 2 to December 8, 2023. Applications close at 11.59 PM GMT on July 19.

Click Here To Apply

For more information, visit UNLEASH Rwanda.

Application Deadline: July 19, 2023

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