GIZ Accelerator Program for Climate Change Innovations 2022


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This is to inform you that applications for the GIZ Accelerator Program for Climate Change Innovations 2022 are still being accepted. You’ll find all you need to know about how to apply, eligibility, criteria, deadlines, award amounts, and more down below.

Applications for the 2022 GIZ Accelerator Program for Climate Change Innovations are being accepted from adequately qualified candidates. To acquire this opportunity, interested candidates should follow the instructions and processes outlined on this page.

The GIZ Accelerator initiative for Climate Change Innovations is searching for early-stage startups in Benin, Cameroon, and Niger that provide digital climate solutions.

They are searching for creative and significant tech-based solutions to either combat or mitigate the detrimental consequences of climate change. In each of the three nations, a maximum of three early-stage firms will be chosen to participate in the program, for a total of nine companies in the cohort. Following a requirements assessment, these businesses will get tailored technical assistance, which will be handled by GIZ’s in-country partners Etrilabs (Benin), ActivSpaces (Cameroon), and CIPMEN (Niger).


  • The major component of this program will be the mentorship and technical project support with
    • The involvement of an experienced business mentor for a period of 6 months
    • Learning best practices from business experts to grow your business and your team
  • The selected companies will be exposed to corporate partners and investors to attract potential business opportunities and investments.
  • Collaboration with the in-country GIZ’s Digital Transformation Centers will help the founders to further grow their business and scale at local and regional levels.
  • Finalists will have ample opportunities to network with local and regional startup founders.
  • During a closing program event, €10,000 Euro in grant funding will be shared across the 3 finalists per country.


Open to climate-focused technology startups meeting the following criteria:

  • Officially incorporated, registered with the local chamber of commerce in the country or in the process of being registered;
  • Delivering a technology and/or digital solution to accelerate the deployment of climate solutions at scale;
  • Existing solution on the market (at least proof of concept, minimum viable product) on one of the above mentioned themes which has the capacity to scale;
  • The product or service attracts its first customers and shows initial interest from clients (BtoB or BtoC) or investors/donors;
  • Founder and its core team members must be available and committed to join all program elements (including monitoring and evaluation questionnaires);
  • At least one of the founders is originated from Benin, Cameroon, Niger;
  • Although this is not a selection criteria, attention will be given to teams committed to promote diversity and inclusion in their venture.

Application for GIZ Accelerator Program for Climate Change Innovations

What follows is how to apply for the GIZ Accelerator Program for Climate Change Innovations 2022 Application:

Application closes on March 25, 2022. The program will run from April 25 to November 1, 2022.

Click here to apply

Deadline – Last day to Apply

GIZ Accelerator Program for Climate Change Innovations Application Deadline: The closing date for this opportunity is on March 25, 2022 –
Ends in: 14 days

Official Links

Visit the Official Webpage of the GIZ Accelerator Program for Climate Change Innovations 2022


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