Building capacity for specialized GreenTech Accelerators

HUGG – Hubs GoGreentech

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Name
HUGG – Hubs GoGreentech
Duration
January 2023 – December 2023
Countries
Benin - Burkina Faso - Cameroon - Cote d'Ivoire - Guinea - Mali - Mauritania - Niger - Senegal - Togo
Regions
Western Africa
Partners
IRESEN - Viridian
Sustainable development goals
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Challenge

The number of hubs and accelerators in Africa has increased tremendously over the past few years. Most new hubs are still implementing more generic programs and focused on tech in general, unlike hubs in more mature markets who are becoming more specialized. With the growth in awareness and funding around Greentech and climate change, there is the opportunity for hubs and accelerators to run dedicated Greentech focused programs, to help develop this industry and support entrepreneurs.

Approach

Together with the consortium IRESEN-Viridian, we have designed a 1+ year capacity building program for selected hubs to transition into the Greentech space. Via a tailor-designed one-week bootcamp and follow up activities throughout the year, hubs will access tools, resources, and a playbook, as well as develop a personalized strategy for sustainability. We are looking for one hub per targeted country to participate in this program.

Goal

Strengthen ten existing hubs or accelerators and make them the go-to-place for Greentech startups in their country. The program aims to connect the hubs to build a specialized Greentech community that is collaborative, regionally and globally interconnected and mission-oriented.


Apply now until 9th of December 2022 here:

Candidature au Programme HUGG

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Enjeu

Le nombre de hubs et d'accélérateurs en Afrique a considérablement augmenté au cours des dernières années. La plupart des nouveaux hubs mettent encore en œuvre des programmes plus génériques et axés sur la technologie en général, contrairement aux hubs des marchés plus matures qui se spécialisent. Avec la croissance de la sensibilisation et du financement autour de la Greentech (Technologies Vertes) et du changement climatique, les hubs et les accélérateurs ont la possibilité de gérer des programmes dédiés à la Greentech, pour aider à développer cette industrie et soutenir les entrepreneurs.

Approche

En collaboration avec le consortium IRESEN-Viridian, nous avons conçu un programme d’un an et plus de renforcement de capacités pour les hubs sélectionnés afin de passer dans la Greentech. Grâce à un bootcamp d’une semaine conçue sur mesure et à des activités de suivi tout au long de l'année, les hubs auront accès à des outils, des ressources et un guide de fonctionnement (playbook), ainsi qu'à développer une stratégie personnalisée pour être pérenne. Nous recherchons un hub par pays ciblé pour participer à ce programme.

Objectif

Renforcer 10 hubs ou accélérateurs existants et en faire la référence des startups Greentech dans leur pays. Le programme vise à connecter les hubs pour construire une communauté spécialisée Greentech qui est collaborative, interconnectée au niveau régional et mondial, et axée sur la mission.


Posez votre candidature dès maintenant et jusqu'au 9 décembre 2022 ici:

Candidature au Programme HUGG

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Alex Calvin Gbetie 1to1
Alex Calvin Gbetie
make-it-in-africa@giz.de
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