2023 PrivABoo Call for SMEs

Supporting SMEs with adaptation and resilient solutions

The Private Adaptation Investment Bootcamp (PrivABoo) – implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for EconomicCooperation and Development (BMZ) – supports growth-stage small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) with adaptation & resilience solutions to raise capital and investment for entry into new markets or market segments and to scale-up for maximum development and climate change adaptation impacts.

Applications are now open for the next cohort kicking off in May 2023. SMEs registered or operating
in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda or Pakistan that offer climate adaptation and resilience solutions can apply through the online application form!

Selected applicants receive investment readiness support and capacity-building over a period of 18
months until the end of 2024 with the explicit objective to raise capital and investment by a professional investor by the end of the program.


  • Have read and understood the call’s terms and conditions.
  • If selected, agree to the call’s required commitments during the implementation period as laid out in the terms and conditions.
  • Be a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) with fewer than 250 employees, and a turnover of less than 50 million USD, or a balance sheet total of less than 43 million USD.
  • Be registered or operating as an entity in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda or Pakistan.
  • Be at least growth-stage, meaning a minimum viable product in the market and active customers.
  • Have a revenue average over the last two financial years of not less than 50,000 USD.
  • Have a business solution or innovation that helps others adapt to the impacts of climate change or build resilience.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Business Model
  • Financials
  • Adaptation & Resilience Impact
  • Inclusivity and Gender Relevance


April 16, 2023
OrganizerDigital Transformation Centers
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Targets Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda
Agribusiness, Environmental services, Adtech, Agritech, Biofuels, Biomass, Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, Construction, E-commerce, E-learning, EdTech, Fintech, Food production, Green transportation and electric motors, Healthcare providers and services, Hydropower, Information technology, Machine learning, Mobile, Nanotech, New media, Online analytics, Quantum computing, Renewable energy, Solar power, Waste management and recycling, Water storage, Water treatment, Water utilities, Wind power
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