TEF BeGreen Africa entrepreneurship Programme (Apply Now)

The Tony Elumelu Foundation invites African green entrepreneurs under the age of 35 to apply for #BeGreenAfrica, a joint project of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, UNICEF Generation Unlimited, and the IKEA Foundation.

BeGreen Africa is a pilot program for green business co-created by The Tony Elumelu Foundation, UNICEF Generation Unlimited (GenU), IKEA Foundation, and young green entrepreneurs.

The key objective of this mission aligned partnership is to create a holistic, sustainable, and youth-led green entrepreneurship initiative in the waste sector in Kenya, and the green sector in Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal and South Africa, to advance marginalized youth’s social and economic prosperity, while addressing the triple planetary crisis by reducing inequalities, and creating sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their peers.

Application Open to:

The application portal for BeGreen Africa is now open on TEFConnect, the Tony Elumelu Foundation’s digital platform, to all waste management start-ups in Kenya, and green startups in Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa.


The BeGreenAfrica Entrepreneurship Programme will grant the opportunity to access:

a. A green-focused curriculum

b. Expert mentors

c. Global networking opportunities

d. Non-refundable seed capital.

Application closing date: 31st August 2023.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should apply via https://www.tefconnect.net

In this pilot, #BeGreenAfrica aims to train 1,000 Kenyan youth in the waste management sector, and economically empower 120 of them, as well as empower 25 green sector entrepreneurs in Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa, all under the age of 35, with new or existing green businesses. The initiative will build evidence around youth entrepreneurship in high-impact green sectors, exploring how — young entrepreneurs can contribute to circular economies and a_ sustained green revolution in Africa.

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