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  The Tony Elumelu Foundation, in partnership with the IKEA Foundation and UNICEF Generation Unlimited (GenU), has launched a program to empower and support businesses that are developing and supplying green solutions in Africa. This initiative will spotlight the work being done by young entrepreneurs in the environmental sustainability space, and help them with some of the resources they will need to strengthen and expand their operations.
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Persons who are eligible for this program can apply for it on TEF Connect, the digital platform of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Applicants accepted into the program will be equipped to contribute to the development of circular economies and a true green revolution in Africa.


The Tony Elumelu Foundation BeGreen Africa Initiative offers the following benefits to entrepreneurs accepted into it:
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  • Receive support that will enable them to implement their green solution ideas and build the capacity of their startups to achieve more
  • Empower them to create sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their peers
  • Help them drive the African continent towards a greener and more environmentally sustainable future

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This program is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Must not be older than 35 years
  • Should be running a new or established green startup that is based in and active in Africa
  • Must be able to demonstrate their startup’s ability to contribute to a more sustainable future for Africa
Applications will remain open until August 31, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunities For Africans
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This article was first published on 18th August 2023 and updated on August 21st, 2023 at 10:36 am


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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