Next Stage II: Circularity

Entrepreneurial and Technical Capacity Building Program.

Invest for Jobs and BS4D, two programmes implemented by the GIZ, aim to design and establish new approaches to cooperation between Ivorian and German/European companies. The final objective is the consolidation and development of enterprises in Côte d’ Ivoire and the creation of new jobs.

Invest for Jobs and BS4D want to promote the reinforcement of the resilience of Ivorian SMEs and the creation of sustainable employment, by accelerating the growth of enterprises with a high potential for the development of local value chains and real opportunities for expansion into new markets at national, regional and international level.

In this context, the “NEXT STAGE 2022-Creation & Innovation” initiative

Program objectives

The objective of this program is to provide participants with adequate resources not only for the accelerated development of their enterprises but also for their personal development as business managers.

It is envisaged to promote technical assistance and entrepreneurial support for entrepreneurs with a high potential for growth, innovation, and job creation in the following sectors:

  • Waste management and recycling. Whether it is agricultural, plastic, paper, glasses, and its derivatives (list not exhaustive and exclusive)
  • All circular economy initiatives contribute to the conservation and decarbonization of the environment as well as the proper use of natural resources and raw materials.

This acceleration program is for entrepreneurs working in the field of green economy and waste recycling.

Program structure

It will be structured around four pillars, namely:

  • Personal and Entrepreneurial Leadership – The personality of the entrepreneur and his ability to
    strategic thinking.
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management – Business Performance and Resilience.
  • Green Business – Understand and increase knowledge on circularities, green economies, and sustainable development.
  • For the most motivated entrepreneurs and companies with high potential, support in fundraising through personalized coaching.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible entrepreneurs/enterprises that:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years of legal existence or operation,
  • Works in the sectors defined above.
  • Enterprises founded and/or managed by women or employing a majority of women will be favored.


April 16, 2022
Organizer Impact Hub Abidjan
Targets Africa
Sectors Waste management and recycling