Ireme Invest to offer Support and Funding to Waste and Circular Economy Entrepreneurs and Businesses in Rwanda
- Ireme Invest is a green investment facility powered by the Rwanda Green Fund and Development Bank of Rwanda that works with the private sector to support green business growth and boost the country’s response to climate change
- The first of Ireme Invest’s support and funding opportunities under its Project Preparation Facility is open to entrepreneurs and businesses working in the waste and circular economy sector – one of the facility’s priority investment areas
- Applications for the Ireme Invest Circular Economy Programme close at 5:00pm on Monday, 23 October 2023
Up to 30 entrepreneurs and businesses working in Rwanda’s waste and circular economy sector
will be selected in Ireme Invest’s first call for applications under its Project Preparation Facility run
by the Rwanda Green Fund. Successful applicants will go through a guided journey of expert
mentoring, workshops and coaching. The initial four month programme will enhance their
product or service quality, and prepare them for market testing, resource mobilisation and
Grant investment funding of up to Rwf 60 million will be provided to up to ten participating
businesses based on milestones achieved during the first phase of the programme. The ten
supported businesses will then have the opportunity to showcase their products to investors in
The Ireme Invest Circular Economy Programme will support businesses to contribute to the
implementation of Rwanda’s Circular Economy Action Plan and Roadmap, the National Integrated
Solid Waste Management Strategy, as well as the country’s NDC Climate Action Plan and Green
Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy.
Applications for the Ireme Invest Circular Economy Programme close at 5:00 PM on Monday,
23 October 2023.
This opportunity has been made possible by the Rwanda Green Fund with support from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in the framework of the Rwandan-German Climate and Development Partnership and will be facilitated by Impact Hub Kigali.