ACCELERATE MENA

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Outline
Accelerate MENA is an initiative to empower local innovators in the MENA region to develop sustainable solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges: “Production & Consumption” and “Energy”.

Approach
2 days workshop in Amman, Jordan on Sustainable Production & Consumption
2 days workshop in Tunis, Tunisia on Renewable Energy
use of Design Thinking method to further develop ideas or already existing projects
Definition of the team’s business models and feedback from experts and an engaged jury
One-week stipend to travel to Berlin for the winning teams
get to know the Berlin startup ecosystem during Berlin Impact Week
workshops and final pitches

Impact
Back home, the teams will be able to further develop their business ideas with some mentoring. They will then be able to implement their businesses in their country and contribute to promote prosperity while protecting the planet in Tunis and Jordan.

Partners
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), RIBH, Deutsche Zusammenarbeit