Impact Hub Dar begins implementing drive on the attainment of SDGs

28Sep 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Impact Hub Dar begins implementing drive on the attainment of SDGs

THE Impact Hub Dar es Salaam has started implementing the Accelerate 2030 programme so as to support the country’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Impact Hub Dar es Salaam Team with the Accelerate2030 Tanzania Cohort

Accelerate2030 is the world’s largest programme supporting entrepreneurs from developing and emerging markets to scale their solutions for the sustainable development goals.

Rehema Mtandika, manager of Impact Hub-Dar es Salaam said in the statement that through Accelerate 2030 programme entrepreneurs are prepared for scaling, and at the global phase, which runs for six months with the focus on supporting the entrepreneurs to scale, while providing them with coaching support, linked with technical consultants, and exposed to the connection to funders.

 “The Tanzania edition has been launched with a cohort of five businesses looking into contributing to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 12 13, 14, 15), and Environment Conservation.”

The programme applies “circular economy” principles to help them strengthen their business strategies. The entrepreneurs will be accelerated for a period of four months, offered local and global mentorship with expert support. There will also be capacity building through masterclass workshops, global peer to peer sessions, a virtual learning platform for resources, webinars and tools, and connections for collaboration.

“A unique online course from Accelerate2030 from Geneva and the International Trade Centre is offered to entrepreneurs with modules on leadership, resilience and energy management, impact management and measurement, scaling for impact, circular economy and business internationalization,” she said.

Mtandika said the Tanzania Cohort includes PREYO Group Ltd which develops valuable automobile bushings and building materials with durability and affordable price from recycled plastic.

Jollie Reusable Pads & Accessories, an enterprise that produces affordable and better period hygienic alternative – sanitary pads, made from organic fabrics and pure cotton materials that are chemical free, and are reusable for up to two years; AGRILIFE, pioneering a waste-to-nutrient organic produce that is eco-friendly, and alternative protein for fish meal/ aqua feeds, fertilizer for crops nourishment, and sustainable protein ingredients for the poultry industry.

Another is ShuleYetu, a digital school management software system, and an e-learning platform for integrated parental involvement in students learning process with an innovative, yet cost-effective way to improve learning outcomes and ensuring that no child is left behind.  Moreover, ELI Green Gold Farm Enterprise which is promoting improved cassava farming, buying dried cassava chips from smallholder farmers, manufacturing and selling cassava flour for domestic use and export purposes.

Mtandika said Impact Hub Dar es Salaam is part of the world’s largest global network of entrepreneurs, dedicated to generating positive impact on a large scale through the generation of innovative, and tangible solutions to solve the world's most pressing problems.

“We develop support programmes for entrepreneurs (incubation, acceleration and escalation) in their different stages of development, social programmes, while giving them extensive experience in the design of innovative solutions for private companies, public organisations, and multilateral organisations, among others.”

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