Last 20-21 of May 2019, the SCP/RAC, implementing partner of the SwitchMed Access to Finance activities, was invited by UNDP to join the “FINANCE FOR NATURE GLOBAL SUMMIT”.
This event, hosted by DG NEAR Commissioner Johannes Hahn in Brussels on 21-22 May with four parallel events taking place in Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco on 21 May, will provide a space for an open debate regarding the major challenges and obstacles for investment and entrepreneurship in the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood.
For the second year in a row, and as part of the promotion of green entrepreneurship in Morocco, the "Centre des Très Petites Entreprises Solidaires", with the support of the SwitchMed Program, organized the Elevator Pitch Day on November 22, 2018 at the premises of the Center. Several representatives of organizations and programs supporting entrepreneurship, financial institutions and government structures were invited to participate in this event and evaluate the 8 best initiatives presented by the selected green entrepreneurs during the year 2018. Granéco has been selected as the best green project in Morocco during the SwitchMed Elevator Pitch Day 2018 event
SwitchMed discussing Access to Finance for Green Entrepreneurs in the MENA region in the AFED annual conference
Following the publication of the 2018 Annual report of Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), about Access to Finance for Green Entrepreneurs in the MENA region, the AFED 11th annual conference held on 8-9 November 2018 in Beirut, presented and debated the report with multi-stakeholders participants. With its strong and successful experience in this topic, the SwitchMed programme and SCP/RAC held the Access to Finance for Green Entrepreneurs in the MENA region session, to share lessons learned and best practices with the audience. In addition, three Lebanese switchers gave their precious insights and opinions about their own experience.
Are you a green entrepreneur?Are you interested in free of charge coaching sessions on improving your business to increase the possibility to access to finance? Then apply by the 16th of November 2018. The best-trained companies will have the chance to introduce their business to potential investors during a one to one meeting. This coaching program on access to financing is organized by SwitchMed in collaboration with EL SPACE and in partnership with APII.
Thanks to the support of the Union for the Mediterranean and SwitchMed, Aisha Dweikat, palestinian designer of upcycled goods, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to support her green business. Let’s support her!
SwitchMed supports the implementation of circular economy in the islands and coastal areas of the Mediterranean
“Challenges for the Islands in the era of Circular Economy” is a 3-day International Conference that took place between 20 and 22 of September 2018, in Chania, in Greece. SwitchMed, with its promising results promoting circular and green economy in the Mediterranean, was invited to the conference, to share good practices and lessons learned in funding innovative economic models. The main objective was to promote green and blue growth and sustainable development in the islands and coastal areas of the Mediterranean. Check out conclusions and key recommendations drawn by the participants.
A practical toolkit for Green Entrepreneurs to better access to finance in the MENA Region. Discover, in 4 easy steps, the right funding strategy for your green project.
Are you a green entrepreneur?Are you interested in free of charge coaching sessions on improving your business to increase the possibility to access to finance? Then apply by the 19th of August 2018. The best-trained companies will have the chance to introduce their business to potential investors during a one to one meeting.