BeGreen Africa Initiative 2023 for African Green Entrepreneurs

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BeGreen Africa Initiative 2023 for African Green Entrepreneurs

Applications for the BeGreen Africa Initiative 2023 for African Green Entrepreneurs are now available. BeGreen Africa is a pilot program for green business co-created by The Tony Elumelu Foundation, UNICEF Generation Unlimited (GenU), IKEA Foundation, and young green entrepreneurs.

The key objective of this mission-aligned partnership is to create a holistic, sustainable, and youth-led green entrepreneurship initiative in the waste sector [in Kenya], and the green sector [in Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal and South Africa], to advance marginalized youth’s social and economic prosperity, while addressing the triple planetary crisis by reducing inequalities, and creating sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their peers.

BeGreen Africa Initiative Programme Details

The founding partners of BeGreen Africa will leverage their collective expertise, close relations with government, the private sector and youth networks, and extensive field presence across Africa and in Kenya to:

  • Develop a green-focused curricula that addresses the gaps and capacity needs of the identified target youth.
  • Engage expert trainers to deliver the trainings.
  • Facilitate mentor and alumni network connections.
  • Provide seed capital funding that will empower the identified entrepreneurs to kickstart, develop, and scale their green businesses.

In this pilot, #BeGreenAfrica aims to train 1,000 Kenyan youth in the waste management sector, and economically empower 120 of them, as well as empower 25 green sector entrepreneurs in Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa, all under the age of 35, with new or existing green businesses. The initiative will build evidence around youth entrepreneurship in high-impact green sectors, exploring how young entrepreneurs can contribute to circular economies and a sustained green revolution in Africa.

BeGreen Africa Initiative Eligibility

  • Open to young green entrepreneurs in Kenya (Waste Management), Morocco, nigeria, Senegal, South Africa (All Green Sectors);
  • Applicants should be under 35 years.

The deadline for application is August 31, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

Apply here

For more information, visit BeGreen Africa.

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