The Small Grants Program (SGP) of the Global Environment Fund (GEF), along with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Impact Hub Caracas, will develop the first edition of Innovation Eco, an incubation program for eco-social innovation ventures. It will be an online event, seeking to bring together Venezuelan entrepreneurs with the intention of training them and generating sustainable business opportunities focused in biodiversity.
The initiative is designed to have a duration of 5 months. And it will empower participants in topics such as promoting new lifestyles, protecting ecosystems and generating income through ecological and sustainable practices. During this time, participants will have access to mentoring and workshops on specific topics to improve their ventures.
The program aims to contribute to the promotion of self-employment, fair employment, productive and quality employment, which favors the insertion of women and men from different regions in the country, who work on initiatives to preserve the environment with the support of the Small Grants Program.
Innovation Eco will held a final event or eco-business fair, where entrepreneurs will have the chance to present their products or eco-products, in order to grow commercialization and further develop this phase.
Candidates can submit applications from January 11th to February 5th, 2021, at https://caracas.impacthub.net/innovation-eco/.
Beneficiaries of the Small Grant Program will have priority, and there are also seats available for other eco-entrepreneurs.