The Land Accelerator Program 2022

In 2018, World Resources Institute (WRI) launched the Land Accelerator Africa, the world’s first training and mentorship program targeted specifically toward businesses that restore degraded forests, farmland, and pasture.

To support the AFR100 Initiative’s goal of restoring 100 million hectares of land by 2030, the Land Accelerator provides entrepreneurs across Africa with mentorship and networking opportunities, technical training, and workshops to build up their storytelling and pitching skills.

Participants leave the program more empowered to connect with potential investors so that they can take their business to the next stage of growth. The program has attracted nearly 1,400 applicants in Africa since 2018, and its 104 alumni from 34 countries report that they have created 11,200 jobs, worked with 56,000 farmers and restored 127,000 hectares.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • WRI welcomes applications from businesses based anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Applications must be written in either English or French.
  • All entrepreneurs whose business model clearly centers around land restoration – through practices such as sustainable agriculture, reforestation and agroforestry are invited to apply.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2022

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