The Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund (KKCF) is a program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), implemented with Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, Turkana County Government, and UNHCR. The five-year program is designed to support private sector investment and unlock the economic potential of refugees and their hosts, in Kenya’s Turkana County.
Priority Sectors: Water, Energy, Child Care Services, Livestock, Access to Capital.
Young leaders at the frontier of renewable energy revolution.
The “REvolutionaries: The Steve Sawyer Memorial Award” recognises the contributions of young pioneers of renewable energy in developing countries, in honour of the life’s work of Steve Sawyer. Winners work in the frontiers of the renewable energy revolution in their respective countries, in the public sector, private sector or civil society.
They have the potential to become the energy leaders of tomorrow.
Our projects address either challenges that are shared across the industry or high potential opportunities. We call these “Building Block” and “Exploration” projects, respectively, and we can fund either type at Concept or Pilot stages.
Building Block projects create shared solutions for problems that are commonly faced across the industry.
Exploration projects research high potential opportunities that might inspire new thinking in the industry.
GroFin is a pioneering development financier specializing in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East. GroFin combines patient capital and specialized business support to grow emerging market enterprises.
Your business is for profit
Your business has a turnover of less than US$ 15 million and assets less than US$ 6 million
You require financing between US$ 100,000 and US$ 1.5 million
The business is owner-operated and/or the owner is substantially involved in running the business.
Join without having a company, find your co-founder and start building from scratch with support from our global network. Select one of our cities, and get ready for a journey that will get you places you didn’t think was possible.
The objective of this meetup is to support some of the exceptional African science entrepreneurs (Sciencepreneurs) with pitch preparation and investment readiness sessions and thereafter, connect them to investors. These sessions will take the form of a bootcamp and are scheduled to hold before the NEF Global Gatherings in March 2020; the largest science and innovation gatherings on the African continent.
SDGs & Her is an online competition for
women-led micro and small enterprises to showcase how they are supporting the SDGs through their business operations.
Winners will receive leadership training, mentoring and will be flown to Washington DC, for an event at the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in April 2020 , where they will showcase their achievements.
Funding for projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase their uptake
The prize is named after scientist Charles David Keeling's iconic graph showing a sharp increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere since the 1950s. Earlier this year, the Keeling Curve showed atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide topping 415 ppm — higher than at any other time in human history.