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The Land Accelerator Africa 2021

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 5, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 30, 2021
Land Accelerator Africa logo
Land Accelerator Africa logo

In 2018, World Resources Institute (WRI) launched the Land Accelerator Africa, the world’s first training and mentorship program targeted specifically toward businesses that restore degraded forests, farmland, and pasture.

In 2021, WRI and our partners at Fledge and AFR100 are taking a novel approach to the Land Accelerator Africa.

This year, we are expanding the size of our cohort to the Top 100 entrepreneurs from across the continent to join us for an all-virtual business accelerator.

The Top 100 will benefit from:
• 3 months of exclusive weekly trainings from experts;
• 3 months of access to Fledge’s online lessons for start-ups;
• Templates to create content to help your business thrive;
• Weekly office hours with mentors who will lend their expertise;
• Weekly networking sessions to speak with and learn from other entrepreneurs in your cohort.

The Top 100 entrepreneurs have the opportunity to apply for a Land Accelerator investment pack, which an expert panel awards to the Top 10 entrepreneurs.

Utilize This Offer

Restoration entrepreneurs are invited to apply from all Sub-Saharan African countries, free of charge.

The third annual Land Accelerator will be held via virtual meetings and mentorship beginning in mid 2021 and is open to entrepreneurs from across Africa.

To support the AFR100 Initiative’s goal of restoring 100 million hectares of land by 2030, the Land Accelerator provides entrepreneurs across Africa with mentorship and networking opportunities, technical training, and workshops to build up their storytelling and pitching skills.

Applications are currently open until March 31, 2021.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 05
Mar 05

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and this website!

Jill Langhus
Mar 06
Mar 06

Thanks, Ana.