Application Deadline: 30th September, 2017

Environmental Deficiency Elimination for the Nations – Garden City Project (EDEN GCP) which is registered in Nigeria as EDEN Eco Solutions aims at promoting sustainable development through enabling residents of environmentally polluted communities especially, youth to profitably pursue productive enterprise based on the environment. Her annual International Trash Conference therefore, serves as a platform for intelligent discourse on practical, innovative, steps being taken by stakeholders especially, persons below 35 to combat/prevent environmental damage or thrive despite it.

The Conference is themed: “Trash to Cash: Unraveling the Environmental Goldmine” Date: 5th – 6th October, 2017 Venue: Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) Complex, Delta State, Nigeria.

Sub Themes:

 Responsible production and consumption

 Recycling

 Technology

 Agriculture

 Green Art

 Water and Sanitation

 Renewable Energy

 Women in Green Business

 Sustainable Cities and Communities

 Peace building & Conflict resolution

 Sustainable Fashion & Textiles


 Age 35 or younger. Exceptional applications from persons above 35 will also be considered.

 Passionate about the environment, peace, improved livelihood opportunities and sustainable development

 Able to interact positively in a multicultural setting

 English proficiency (oral, writing and reading)


This year’s ITCE is composed of an Ecofriendly Startup Pitch Competition, Plenary, and Interest – specific, Breakout sessions. It will also feature a guided tour of PIND’s ATED Facility and provide opportunities for delegate interaction.


 Access to potential investors, partners and mentors

 Opportunity to meet industry leaders in eco – friendly enterprise and social impact space

 Opportunity to build capacity in peace building and conflict resolution especially in natural -resource driven, armed conflict areas e.g. the Niger Delta

 Opportunity to network with passionate and multi – skilled delegates which could serve as a recruiting hive for eagle – eyed entrepreneurial startup founders and co – founders searching for gifted teammates

 Opportunity to receive world class training during Interest – specific breakout sessions

 Winners of the Ecofriendly Startup Pitch Competition will go home with a significant investment in their enterprise


Pitch Competition: To enter the Ecofriendly Startup Pitch Competition, submit your eco – friendly enterprise idea in a proposal to edengcp@gmail.com with subject line: PITCH COMPETITION before Midnight GMT+1, 18th September 2017, showing the problem you intend to solve your solution, and how you intend to solve it. Ensure to include in your proposal where your idea has been implemented before, the business model type, the level of success recorded, why your business is unique and your financial projections for 5 years. This competition is open to businesses that are 0 – 3 years old. The applying businesses should be owned by persons below 36 years and should be in teams of not more than 4 people. Prior business background is not required. Persons from the Niger Delta are strongly encouraged to apply.

Conference Delegates:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged. International Delegates are advised to apply before the 8 th of September, 2017 in order to have ample time for Visa processing et al. Local delegates have till 22nd September 2017 to apply. Please, follow the link below to apply https://goo.gl/forms/Hyjtbgc7lm9XevN12 .


1. Apply/ Submit Idea: Deadline dependent on category of your application. Please see “How To Apply” above

2. Feedback: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

3. Pitch Your Idea: Selected ideas are pitched by business owners at the Pitch Competition (5th October, 2017)

4. Participate in Conference (6th October, 2017) For more information on Impact

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