Are you a digital or tech enterprise with an innovative trade or green infrastructure solution? Apply to the AUDA-NEPAD call for digital solutions before 31 August 2022


The Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), announced a call for digital solutions for small and medium enterprises. The call seeks enterprises that provide digital solutions to support trade and/or green infrastructure. Through the programme, successful applicants will receive business development support, investment-readiness support, business-specific advisory, and capacity building.

Interested applicants will have to meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Be an early-stage business
  • Be registered as a for-profit entity
  • Must have a team of at least three (3) people
  • Have proof of concept established either by a pilot or by similar, pre-existing projects elsewhere
  • Have a business idea with a digital or tech focus
  • Digital/tech must be central to the business strategy/value proposition.
  • Have a focus on trade and/or green infrastructure
  • Digital solution must have a demonstrable climate change adaptation (increasing resilience) or mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) impact
  • Digital solution must have a beneficial environmental impact (e.g., clearing invasive species, reducing plastic waste, repurposing hazardous waste)
  • Digital solution must demonstrate their impact on trade and/or trade-related activities, especially across the national border (within a country is acceptable)
  • Business must be based in an Africa Union Member State with its largest market (>75% turnover) and employment base (>75% of personnel) in Africa.

For more information and application details, visit: Call for Digital Solutions