Fifteen youth entrepreneurs received a green innovation grant of US$5000 each to implement their ideas under the Green Innovation Hub Facility Phase II project.
The Green Innovations Facility is a challenge fund for young green social entrepreneurs aged between 18 to 35 years. The facility is a component of the GiHub Phase II of the project and is supported by the Embassy of Sweden through UNICEF and it is implemented by SNV.
A call for proposals was launched under the Green Innovation Hub Facility, with over 1,100 applications submitted. Among the applications, 20 applicants were shortlisted to attend a Bootcamp that aims to refine youth’s ideas.
During the awards ceremony, Mr. Prince Mupazviho, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs, highlighted the link between environmental conservation and sustainable livelihoods. While SNV's country director, Ms. Naa-Aku Acquaye-Baddoo, emphasized the importance of the green innovations component of the GiHub Phase II in putting youth at the forefront in the search of environmentally sound technologies and business ideas for growth and job creation.
UNICEF representative appreciating some of the ideas