The Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) consortium project has released the first “SESA Call for Entrepreneurs,” which is looking for small and medium-sized businesses, particularly those led by women, with a focus on sustainable energy solutions in Malawi, Ghana, South Africa, and Morocco,
The European Commission is helping to fund the SESA project, which aims to test, validate, and copy creative approaches and business models to speed up the green transition in Africa.
Siemens Stiftung is a consortium partner that will provide selected entrepreneurs with between EUR50,000 (US$49,000) and EUR70,000 (US$69,000) per business for 18 months, as well as the opportunity to participate in the SESA Incubator Program.
Dr. Nina Smidt, the managing director of Siemens Stiftung, said that the call leverages the talents, skills, and ideas of social entrepreneurs to not only fight climate change but also help rural areas grow socially and economically.”
The role of women is critical to this shift.. Supporting women-run businesses makes it possible for vulnerable groups more likely to be affected by climate change to take part, which speeds up the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The application deadline is November 20, 2022. The incubator Programme of SESA will start in February 2023.
You can apply online or find out more information by visiting the website.