Emerging Markets in The Green Sectors in Africa Webinar

Empowering African Youth and Women Green Entrepreneurs and Innovators

The Greenovations Webinar Series

In this first installment of the Greenovations Webinar Series, the CEO of ABAN, Fadila Tchoumba; Briter Bridges Research Associate, Fortune Chuku; and the Director of the Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre, Bankole Oloruntoba, will discuss valuable insights on the emerging patterns and trends in the funding landscape of Africa’s green sectors.

This session will:

  • Present the flagship Green Innovation Ecosystem Report
  • Outline the emerging funding trends and patterns in the green sectors
  • Best practices for scaling green startups
  • Funding opportunities in green sectors.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, May 30th at 11:00 AM CET / 9:00 AM GMT for an engaging discussion guided by Bertil van Vugt from VC4A.

This webinar series is presented by the Greenovations project, implemented by the United Nations University and consortium of partners, to share key findings and insights with key actors to strengthen the African entrepreneurial community to meet global challenges.


Fortune Chuku is a Data and Research Associate at Briter Bridges, a data-driven research firm dedicated to collecting, curating, and visualising information about business and investment across underserved markets. At Briter, he manages end-to-end research projects, producing insightful reports that help key stakeholders understand the opportunities within technology ecosystems in emerging markets and their role in promoting the development of such ecosystems.


Bankole Oloruntoba is the CEO of the Nigeria Climate Innovation Center, a World Bank-backed initiative supporting Nigeria’s green economy. Since its inception, the NCIC has incubated over 60 green ventures and seed-funded 24 with a total of $240,000 USD, partnering with organizations like Coca-Cola Foundation and GIZ. Bankole is also the Honorary Consul to Finland in Lagos and holds degrees from ABU Zaria, Lagos Business School, and Business School Netherlands. He is a social and business tactics engagement specialist with a deep background in entrepreneurship development, business development and innovation management. Bankole started the Abuja startup Ecosystem and has supported the setup of over 15 innovation hubs in Nigeria. As a thought leader in climate-focused startups and entrepreneurship in West Africa, he advises numerous organizations and has been instrumental in developing Nigeria’s innovation ecosystem.

Fadilah Tchoumba is the CEO of ABAN and the fund manager for Catalytic Africa, supporting early-stage startups in Africa. Previously, she managed investment portfolios for institutional investors and directed business innovation for the Royal Commonwealth Society. She is a founding member of Amzill, advises ENRICH in Africa, and has significantly contributed to the development of tech-driven funding solutions for African startups. Fadilah holds degrees from Connecticut College, Georgetown University, and the London School of Economics, and is a passionate advocate for innovation and sustainability in Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Bertil van Vugt is Director of operations at VC4A , who is passionate about supporting start-ups and scale-ups to grow, and focused on   building long-term partnerships between entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and support programs. He has over 15+ years of international experience and a demonstrated history of working in and with innovative businesses.


Organizer Greenovations – Africa
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Targets Africa
Environmental services, Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, Green transportation and electric motors, Waste management and recycling