UK to Support Nigerian Female Green Tech Entrepreneurs

The United Kingdom Government, through its UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, has launched a Green Tech
programme which will support 30 Nigerian female green-tech entrepreneurs with 12 weeks coaching sessions with industry
experts. These coaching sessions would seek to boost the capacity of the entrepreneurs, as well as the
likelihood of the enterprises to scale and become more sustainable businesses, a statement by the
British Deputy High Commission office said on Tuesday. The Hub, in
collaboration with Future Females as the implementing partner, has
taken this next step as part of its pledge to help drive clean, resilient and inclusive recoveries in Nigeria
– shaping the low carbon economy of the future that will create new jobs, attract green investment and protect the environment for future generations. The programme targeted at Nigerian female
entrepreneurs with early-stage businesses aimed

at protecting the environment and conserving natural resource will run virtually for three months. It will cover 10 actionable modules that take entrepreneurs through the fundamental building blocks of starting and growing a GreenTech business, the statement added.
Speaking on this, the British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones said: “The UK, as a
bilateral partner, is committed to supporting Nigeria in delivering an
accelerated and just transition, not only to meet the climate imperative but to ensure the country is at the forefront of shifts in the global economy. Like the transition itself, this support is at all levels – from £200 million flowing into major clean technology programmes through International Climate Finance to entrepreneurs, to
designing and developing small and micro-enterprise sustainable companies of the future.”The UKNigeria
Tech Hub Interim Country
Director, Lamide Johnson said:

“Climate Change remains a priority for the UK-Government. We are
pleased to have partnered with Future
Females to help and support Green Tech Female Business entrepreneurs in Nigeria who are tirelessly working hard to promote the use of technology
to solve problems caused by climate change, and invariably promote a
greener world.” Commenting on the
GreenTech programme launch, Future
Females Co-Founder, Cerina Bezuidenhout said: “At Future Females, we have always been
pa s s iona t e about supporting sustainable businesses, and we are
very excited to be focusing on GreenTech businesses in our
partnership with UK-Nigeria Tech Hub. The entrepreneurs who
participate in our programmes are not
just building businesses – they’re creating innovative solutions to real problems we’re facing in this ‘new’
world, and they are a source of hope
for their communities – and we can’t wait to meet them.” The programme is
set to commence on May 24th 2021 and applications toparticipate will close on Friday, 7th of May 2021.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *