Opportunities and updates

Funding, competitions and TA

AWEC Cohort 5

Coaching, networking and training programme for African female entrepreneurs from companies distributing products in a country within Africa.

 

Location: Africa

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC)

Applications open: 17th January

Deadline: 30th January

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GSMA Innovation Fund

Inviting applications from enterprises that leverage digital technology, particularly mobile, to deliver climate resilience and adaptation solutions to low-income or vulnerable populations.

 

Location: Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: GSMA

Deadline: 23rd January

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Female Founders Deal Room

Welcoming applications from women-founded businesses looking to raise capital, to participate in a Female Founders’ Showcase at the Sankalp Africa Summit 2022.

 

Location: sub-Saharan Africa

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: Sankalp

Deadline: 31st January (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

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P4G Partnership Fund

Accepting concept notes for high-impact partnerships implementing innovative business models to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.

 

Location: Bangladesh, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam

Sector: WASH, energy access

Stakeholders: P4G

Deadline: Rolling

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MIF Scale-Up Programme

Offering a rigorous business mentoring programme for social businesses offering an innovative service, product or operational model that are keen to scale.

 

Location: Global

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: Marico Innovation Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

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Innovation 4 Agriculture

Welcoming applications from organisations whose innovations cover at least one of five priority areas: mechanisation, digitalisation, energy access, agriculture research and private sector.

 

Location: Global

Sector: Agriculture, energy access

Stakeholders: GIZ

Deadline: Rolling

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Energy Access Relief Fund

Providing loans starting at $50k to viable energy access companies facing liquidity challenges due to COVID-19.

Location: Africa and Asia

Sector: Energy access

Stakeholders: SIMA and 16 partners

Deadline: Rolling

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Innovation Fund

Supporting the development of innovative approaches to solving a challenge faced by people living on less than US$5 a day e.g. a new business model, technology, or new ways of delivering products.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: Global Innovation Fund

Deadline: Rolling

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Bridge loans for impact

Helping companies that have been hit by unexpected obstacles to keep on track with impact aims.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: Open Road Alliance

Deadline: Rolling

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S-GRID program

Welcoming applications from social enterprises keen to access coaching and partner with corporations.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: MovingWorlds

Deadline: Rolling

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Learning opportunities

 

Financing Water Impact

Offering guidance, toolkits and a geographical funders map to help companies with a focus on WASH or agriculture find and successfully secure investment.

Tool / Resource

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Gender Opportunities Explorer

Highlighting ways in which companies can integrate strategies for better gender equity, this interactive catalogue is relevant for companies working in the agriculture, energy access and health sectors.

Tool / Resource

 

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GIS Solar Irrigation Map

Mapping the high potential locations for solar irrigation pumps across sub-Saharan Africa. This interactive tool is from IMWI.

Tool / Resource

 

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Gender Scoring Tool

Generating a personalised gender scoring card for your company, this sector-specific questionnaire was produced for companies in the agriculture, energy access and health sectors.

Tool / Resource

 

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Gender Materiality Maps

Highlighting where gender issues or opportunities may impact the financial condition or operating performance of companies, these maps help companies identify business smart priority actions.

Tool / Resource

 

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LMD sector updates

Report: Sales and distribution networks

Exploring six lessons from TRANSFORM’s experience supporting enterprises around the world; from sales agent recruitment and training, to the importance of smart incentives and quality after-sales services.

 

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Magazine: CLUED-iN

Exploring, through a range of articles and interviews, how inclusive business can build resilient communities and help towards climate action and social impact.

 

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Clean cooking energy compact

Advocating for clean cooking to be prioritised and acknowledged as essential to achieving the SDGs. ~50 sector partners have pledged their support, and organisations are invited to work with CCA to develop their own commitments on improved cooking.

 

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Off-grid energy compact

Advocating for energy access for all by 2030. Over 100 sector partners have pledged their support, and organisations are invited to sign-up to show their commitment.

 

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VeraSol product database

Enabling companies to quickly identify and compare hundreds of high-quality off-grid solar solutions. VeraSol is the leading independent source for product performance data on certified solar energy kits and off-grid appliances.

 

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Connect White Paper

GOGLA explores the opportunities and challenges that greater standardisation and enhanced interoperability might have on the off-grid solar industry.

 

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Technology Briefs

Providing the latest market intelligence from EforA on off-grid products such as solar water pumps and refrigerators, whilst offering pathways to scale on 11 technologies.

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