AUDA-NEPAD HGS Accelerator Pandemic Resilience Programme 2023 for African Healthcare Businesses. Apply below.
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When is Application Deadline?
31st January 2023
Tell Me About Award:
The Home Grown Solutions (HGS) Accelerator for Pandemic Resilience is an initiative that aims to accelerate the growth of African healthcare companies to strengthen the continent’s pandemic resilience, in line with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 aspirations.This is achieved through offering hands-on and tailored support to growth- and mature stage healthcare businesses.
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) founded the Accelerator initiative in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the official development assistance agency of the Government of Japan.
This update marks the opening of the Pan-African call for 2023 applications for its third cohort. If you represent an African health business with strong ambitions to expand your impact locally or across the continent, you should apply to receive support over the course of 2023 and, together, help strengthen Africa’s health systems.
The AUDA-NEPAD team will work shoulder-to-shoulder with your team to design and deliver a customized, five-month acceleration roadmap in 2023, to support your company’s specific growth needs across three key areas:
Who is Eligible?
There are 3 application criteria you will have to meet to be considered for the third cohort:
A. You are a growth or mature stage company, meaning you must
> Be registered as a for-profit entity
> Demonstrate clear market traction and sizable customer base
> Express ambition and potential to scale beyond your current size
> You strengthen Africa’s health system, for example
B. You manufacture medical consumables or devices on the continent
> You provide healthcare services to patients, be it diagnostic, treatment or otherwise
> You provide technology solutions to strengthen health access or delivery
C. You can be described as a Home Grown Solution, meaning you must:
> Operate mainly or solely in Africa (preference for companies operating across countries)
> Employ mostly local staff in the markets in which you are active
> Have strong African representation in your leadership
What is Value of Award?
> As part of the third cohort, you will receive this unique offering for your business while shaping this Acceleration programme for fellow African businesses in the future.
> As a future alumnus of the Accelerator, you will continue to have access to unique and growing network of peers, advisors, mentors, and potential partners.
How to Apply?