Global Practice

Greenpreneurs

Projects

PH24
Countries
PH24 Climate Resilient and Inclusive Green Growth for Poor Rural Communities: Accelerating Implementation in the Agriculture Value Chain
Start Date Q3 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 4,800,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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BF15
Countries
BF15 Promoting Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems and Mini-grids in Burkina Faso
Start Date Q1 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,059,950
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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VN07
Countries
VN07 Accelerating Innovations for Energy Efficiency Initiative
Start Date Q1 Jan 01, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,900,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – UAE(AE06) Strengthening Green Talent and Workforce
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 65,691
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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PH13
Thematic Areas
Countries
PH13 Greening MSMEs and Promoting Greenpreneurship
Start Date Q1 Aug 19 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 124,254
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Green cities guidelines implementation
Start Date Q1 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 52,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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News

News • September 23, 2021

GGGI participates in virtual Commemoration of the UN Day on South-South Cooperation and Intergovernmental Organisations

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) contributed insights on SMEs and Entrepreneurship for COVID-19 recovery during the Commemoration of the UN Day on South-South Cooperation and Intergovernmental Organisations Virtual Meeting in Asia- Pacific 2021 held on September 14, 2021, hosted by United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). Keynote addresses were delivered by Mr. António […]

News • August 30, 2021

Rwanda launches new Project “Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda”

24th August, Kigali , Rwanda. The Ministry of Environment, City of Kigali, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Global Green Growth Institute launched the “Waste to Resources” project in the City of Kigali in Rwanda. The project is led by the Ministry of Environment of the Government of Rwanda and funded by the Ministry of Environment, […]

News • August 3, 2021

EASTERN CARIBBEAN GREENPRENEURS INCUBATOR PROGRAM: APPLICATION OPEN; CALL FOR MENTORS

Thursday, July 27, 2021 — Entrepreneurial start-ups and early-stage enterprises with a green business idea or venture can now apply to participate in the Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs Incubator Program which was launched on July 27 by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the OECS. Teams or individual entrepreneurs with a green business […]

News • July 30, 2021

Launch of the Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network

Join GGGI Pacific for the Launch of the Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network Happening on 4th August 2021 at 11am (FJT) Launch Webinar Registration Link Event Program Link What can you expect from the event? Learn details about our incubator and accelerator programs including how to apply, ask any questions about the program and hear about […]

News • July 20, 2021

MEET THE 2021 NOMINATED GREENPRENEUR FROM UGANDA – MR. PHILIP MUKURU

Each year, the best submissions from each participating country are selected to participate in the Greenpreneurs program. This twelve-week program is a global business accelerator and competition. It recognizes the efforts of young people from developing countries in the fields of sustainable energy; water and sanitation; sustainable landscapes; and green city development. Mr. Mukuru is […]

News • June 28, 2021

GGGI-KOICA embark on capacity development training for agriculture value chain stakeholders in Oriental Mindoro

25 June 2021, Oriental Mindoro GGGI and KOICA kicked-off on 1 June 2021 the first in a series of capacity development activities on climate-resilient, inclusive, and green agriculture value chain. for agri-cooperatives and local government officials in Oriental Mindoro. The phase 1 onsite pieces of training are scheduled to be held in the municipalities of […]

News • April 22, 2021

4th B2B virtual webinar on Innovation and Sustainability. Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy

30th March 2021 , Kigali Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), co-organised the 4th business to business (B2B) virtual webinar on “Innovation and Sustainability: Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy”. Rwanda’s ecosystem has attracted many evolving startup ,with several local entrepreneurs developing sustainable and impactful products and services that […]

News • April 10, 2021

Training Opportunity Call for Applications: StartUp Course 2021 at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA)

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a business or are you interested in starting your own? Courses at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA) are the perfect fit! EIA is inviting applications for the StartUp Course – May Cohort 2021, a business fundamental course that supports early-stage entrepreneurs through the stages of business conceptualization, design, […]

News • March 7, 2021

Convocatoria para el programa Greenpreneurs Colombia

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de fomentar los emprendimientos verdes como alternativas de desarrollo sostenible e incluyente en las zonas de alta deforestación, GGGI pone a disposición el programa Greenpreneurs Colombia. Este programa busca brindarles a emprendedores locales que […]

News • January 7, 2021

Success of Greenpreneurs in Uganda: A tenure of transcendence!

The Greenpreneurs program is a joint initiative by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy and the Youth Climate Lab. Through the 12-week global business accelerator and competition, the program identifies and recognizes the efforts of young persons from developing and emerging economies, that are leading positive change that impacts their communities in the […]

News • January 7, 2021

PEEC Energy, Uganda Scoops 2020 GGGI Greenpreneurs Award

Access to clean and affordable energy lies at the heart of the sustainable development goals and is a prerequisite as well as a footstep for inclusive socio-economic transformation. Roughly 30 million Ugandans still lack access to affordable electricity and about 84% live in rural areas and are predominantly low-income earners. Despite several off-grid solar connections […]

News • December 23, 2020

¡INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS! Facilidad de Asistencia Técnica para la Estructuración de Proyectos (PPTAF) – Segunda convocatoria

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de movilizar recursos a proyectos que permitan un cambio en el paradigma, el control de la deforestación, el desarrollo social e inclusivo en las regiones, y que se alineen con las políticas a nivel […]

News • December 14, 2020

QFFD and GGGI conclude agreements on four projects to support climate resilience and COVID19 recovery in the Pacific, Eastern Caribbean, and West African regions

Doha, State of Qatar / Seoul, Republic of Korea (December 10, 2020) Building on a global MoU signed earlier this year, QFFD and GGGI concluded a 3-year agreement totaling USD 9.85 million to support four projects: Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative, Pacific Green Entrepreneur Network, Climate Smart Agriculture for Kiribati, and Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart […]

News • October 6, 2020

Sanitation emptiers received training on formalizing drain company

September 28-29, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a 2-day training session with the Municipality of Tivaouane for the establishment of the wastewater management company. The 2-day training workshop offered sessions on marketing and company creation to formalize the new drain company. The ceremony opened with remarks from the municipality secretary who […]

News • September 29, 2020

Pumps Solarization for Agriculture: Joint Mission GGGI, FONSIS, SAED in the valley down Senegal river

                                                                       September 21-23, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), FONSIS, & SAED went on a joint mission to local agricultural installations in rice-farming irrigated gardens in the valley located down the Senegal river. THE VISIT : Sites : In Dagana, 120 KM from Saint Louis and north of Senegal, a […]

News • September 16, 2020

Consultation Workshop on a GCF SAP concept note validation on “Climatic resilience and women empowering in Poro region in Côte d’Ivoire”.

On September 10th, the Global Green Growth Institute and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD) of Côte d’Ivoire, under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness program, organized a Consultation Workshop on a GCF SAP concept note validation on “Climatic resilience and women empowering in Poro region in Côte d’Ivoire” The objective of this […]

News • September 2, 2020

Rwandan Circular Economy business model selected to compete globally in the 2020 Greenpreneurs Program

Youth entrepreneurship and engagement are critical to the long-term sustainability of green growth. As part of ongoing work in Rwanda, GGGI works to support and amplify the initiatives of young, emerging leaders combining climate action and sustainable business models to develop new products and services. Since establishing the Rwanda Country office in 2015, GGGI has […]

News • June 23, 2020

Meet the Greenpreneurs 2020 Teams!

Fifteen teams from 12 countries around the world went through a rigorous application process and were selected from over 150 prospective teams to participate in Greenpreneurs. They will be participating in twelve weeks of entrepreneurship programming to take their idea from concept to business plan for a solution that positively impacts the future of sustainable […]

News • June 17, 2020

Greenpreneurs’ take on Battambang’s waste

Greenpreneurs is a global business accelerating program run by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy, and Youth Climate Lab. The program supports entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to develop their green growth ideas into viable business plans. In Cambodia, GGGI has extended the program to waste recycling businesses and green service providers in Battambang […]

News • May 20, 2020

Final 15 Selected for Greenpreneurs 2020!

May 20, 2020 – Out of a total of 164 applications, the final 15 candidates have been selected for the Greenpreneurs 2020 program! The candidates are all from countries in which GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, and the UAE. Applicants […]

Global program

Global Greenpreneurs

Greenpreneurs is a free 12-week virtual incubator supporting young people to develop social enterprise solutions that address sustainability and climate change issues in their community. Developed in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Youth Climate Lab (YCL), Greenpreneurs 2021 has selected 15 teams from around the world to participate in the third iteration of the program this summer, with weekly learning modules that include webinars and tasks, as well as weekly coaching from mentors and subject matter experts. At the end of the 12-week program, teams will compete for a chance to receive prize money to further expand their initiative.

*Click  here to learn more about the Greenpreneurs.

2021 Global Greenpreneurs Program Timeline

Greenpreneurs Will Run Over 12-Weeks, From June To September 2021.

Click here to see the 15 selected teams in 2021.

 

MARCH 30 – MAY 2: APPLICATIONS OPEN

MAY 25 – 29: SELECTED TEAMS ANNOUNCED

JUNE 1 -5: PROGRAM ORIENTATION

JUNE 1 – AUGUST 14: WEEKLY MODULES

AUGUST 17 – AUGUST 28: BUSINESS COMPETITION

Dates and timelines are subject to change

Regional program#1

Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs

*  Click here to visit the website of the Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs Entrepreneurship Initiative.

The Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs is a 3-year project implemented by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and funded by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD). The program will offer incubation and accelerator programs, including virtual courses, a mentorship program, in-person events, and networking opportunities in 6 OECS member states (Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines), targeted at green businesses whose business models include solutions aimed at contributing their country’s climate and sustainable development goals.

The incubator program will target existing innovative early-stage medium, small, and micro-enterprises (MSMEs), including women-owned firms, with demonstrated growth potential that are still in pursuit of a scalable and repeatable business model, and citizens with relevant experience and entrepreneurial ambitions.  Successful entrepreneurs in the incubator program will have the opportunity to participate in a business competition to secure grant seed funding of $10,000. The accelerator program will target high-potential startups in growth stage and offer repayable grants in amounts up to $50,000 as well as a structured program for providing links with investors.  The project also includes a component aimed at development of a sustainable regional ecosystem for supporting green entrepreneurs that will continue beyond the life of the project.

The program aims to deliver over USD $1.2 million in grant funding to green MSMEs in the region, facilitating the creation of 3,000 green jobs, and impacting the lives of over 12,000 OECS citizens.


*2021 Online application is now available and click here to find more information about the program. 

*To learn more about the Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs program, please join our mailing list here.

Regional Program #2:

Pacific Greenpreneurs 

The regional Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN) is a 3-year project implemented by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and funded by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD). The Network will offer annual “Pacific Greenpreneurs” incubation and accelerator programs targeted at green and sustainable businesses whose business models include solutions aimed at contributing to their country’s climate and sustainable development goals in 6 Pacific Island countries – Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu via localized virtual and physical workshops and builds on GGGI’s recent international and regional ‘Greenpreneurs’ incubator work.

Successful entrepreneurs from the incubator program will be offered the opportunity to apply for grant seed funds of up to USD 5,000, while qualifying accelerator participants will be provided with zero-interest growth financing of up to USD 50,000. The program will prioritize women entrepreneurs and green jobs for women and youth and aims to facilitate the creation of 3,130 green jobs, impacting the lives of over 12,000 Pacific Islanders.


* Please visit Pacific Greenpreneurs website to find more information.

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