AFD Biodiversity Partners Program (BIPP) for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in Southern Africa

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Application Deadline: May 6th 2021

Agence Française de Développement launches a pilot project to accelerate pro-nature projects led by 30 entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from eight countries in Southern Africa. The call for applications for this first edition is now open.

How can pro-nature actions be expanded to reach beyond existing stakeholders already working to promote biodiversity? The Biodiversity Partners Program (BIPP) pilot project, launched for the first time this year by Campus AFD, seeks to answer this question. The BIPP will offer an innovative 4-month program to support 30 participants from the world of business and entrepreneurship, public institutions and NGOs in their pro-nature projects.

This pilot project conducted in partnership with the Sustainability Institute and the African Management Institute seeks to get new institutions and companies involved in creating pro-nature projects, and expand our perception of links with living things, with the aim of accelerating action and developing an ecosystem of regional stakeholders.

With the goal of creating a network of stakeholders working to restore biodiversity in Southern Africa, the BIPP is open to participants from Malawi, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.

The 30 participants, leaders of collective or individual initiatives, from the public sector, private sector or NGOs, will be selected based on the innovative and replicable nature of their project and diversity of their profiles, in order to create multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral synergies around the issues of biodiversity. The call for applications targets two types of profiles:

  • Entrepreneurs who have created an NGO or company with a pro-nature mission
  • Intrapreneurs leading a pro-nature project within their institution or company
How to participate

The call for projects will be open from April 1st to May 6. Applicants can complete the online form available on the program website. Applications will be assessed based on the innovative nature of the project and the positive impacts on biodiversity. Training costs will be fully covered. For more information, please contact the team (Jeanne Henin – [email protected] or Augustin Jeanjean – [email protected]) or email [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AFD Biodiversity Partners Program

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