The STEM Prize was established to encourage young Cameroonians and Africans, especially girls and young women to pursue careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This competition brings together young scholars from both secondary and tertiary schools (between the ages of 13 and 21 years old) to design projects that have the greatest potential of positively changing their communities. Projects evaluated on:

  • Relevance and Novelty

    Innovative with demonstrable creativity and originality

  • Scalability

    Scale and the likelihood of implementing the project in areas with similar problems

  • Social impact

    Especially how it addresses challenges faced by the specific community or country


“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” 

Winner of the 2019 STEM Prize Competition

Winner of the 2018 STEM Prize Competition

Winner of the 2016 STEM Prize Competition

 Science  Technology  Engineering  Mathematics

Denis Foretia

Dr. Denis Foretia


Dr. Denis Foretia is the Founder and Co-Chair of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation


Odette Kibu

Health Policy Analyst

Odette Kibu is a Health Policy Analyst at the Nkafu Policy Institute and Coordinator of the STEM Prize

The Winner of 2019 STEM Prize is: Facultés des mines de Maroua

“Our goal here is simple: Unleash the potential of our people to be able to tackle the many challenges to economic prosperity by creating wealth for themselves and the community. History has taught us that this can only be done through science, technology and innovation.”

Dr. Denis Foretia, CO-CHAIR, Foretia Foundation

We collaborate with individuals and organizations who share our commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship and our passion for helping the next generation of Cameroonian leaders and scientists. Our work is made possible by generous financial and volunteer support from many individuals, business owners, corporations and foundations. We are deeply grateful for your generous support and look forward to making a continued difference in the lives of many.