The Pacific Green Entrepreneurship Network (PGEN) in partnership with Emstret Space successfully launched the 2023 Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program, a ground-breaking initiative aimed at fostering sustainable entrepreneurship and green growth in Papua New Guinea. The program is being implemented by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with funding from the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
This year’s Papua New Guinea cohort of the Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program consists of 20 exceptional enterprises who have been selected for their passion and commitment to drive positive environmental change. Over the course of this program, these aspiring entrepreneurs will participate in 12 comprehensive modules designed to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to launch successful green businesses.
“We are thrilled to launch the 2023 Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program in Papua New Guinea,” said Mr. Sakiusa Tuisolia, Country Representative, Papua New Guinea, Global Green Growth Institute. “By supporting local entrepreneurs in their pursuit of sustainable business ventures, we aim to accelerate the transition towards a greener and more resilient economy in the Pacific region. We believe that the participants of this program will play a vital role in shaping the future of sustainable development in Papua New Guinea.”
The Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program is a testament to the commitment of QFFD and GGGI in promoting sustainable development and supporting local entrepreneurs in Papua New Guinea. By nurturing innovative ideas and empowering aspiring entrepreneurs, this initiative aims to stimulate economic growth while addressing pressing environmental challenges.
“The Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program is an excellent platform for empowering emerging entrepreneurs in Papua New Guinea,” said Ms. Vani K Nades, CEO, Emstret Holdings Limited. “We are excited to work closely with them and the talented participants of this program to cultivate a culture of green innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. Together, we can drive positive change and create a more sustainable future.”
Guided by the country facilitator, Emstret Space, the participants will undergo: interactive workshops, mentorship sessions, practical exercises, participants will gain insights into sustainable business models, green technologies, market analysis, financing options, and much more. The 2023 Papua New Guinea cohort join their peers from the Pacific as part of 68 green enterprises in the 2023 Pacific Greenpreneurs incubator program.
Mr. Fahad Al-Dehaimi, Head of International Organizations spoke behalf of GGGI’s funding partner, the Qatar Fund for Development. He said in his recorded remarks, “It’s truly an honour to be part of such an important event. The Qatar Fund for Development believes deeply in the power of entrepreneurship and innovation as catalysts for growth and prosperity. Each of you by being here today are contributing to this shared vision.”
About Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI):
Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports governments of developing countries to transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in over 40 partner countries with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. More on GGGI’s events, projects, and publications can be found on www.gggi.org. You can also follow GGGI on Twitter and join us on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
About Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD):
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) is a Qatari public institution committed, on behalf of the State of Qatar, to implement foreign aid projects by international best practices and standards.
Since 2012, QFFD has been providing aid to many countries in accordance with the international cooperation goals of Qatar National Vision 2030. Its primary goal is to achieve inclusive and sustainable development by addressing global priority issues in education, health, and economic development. In this context, priority is given to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
1. SDG 3: “Ensuring healthy lives and well-being for all”;
2. SDG 4: “Ensuring fair and inclusive education for all and enhancing lifelong learning for all”;
3. SDG 8: “Promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and keeping full and productive employment and decent work for all.”
To realize the optimal development impact, QFFD projects are also designed to have cross-cutting co-benefits within SDG (2) on “Zero hunger” and SDG (6) on “Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” in addition to SDG (17) on “Partnerships to Achieve Goals.”
QFFD cooperates with many reputable actors through strategic partnerships both locally and internationally. These include Civil Society Organizations, government agencies, UN agencies, and the private sector.
About Emstret Space:
Emstret Space is creating an inclusive innovative ecosystem for entrepreneurs’ development and empowerment in Papua New Guinea. It is the first creative and innovative ideas in PNG creating open fun working space. Its aim is to provide solutions for young energetic entrepreneurs, start-ups assisting with resources, with ideal office and workspace. At the same time connecting freelancers, mentors, entrepreneurs, startups, professionals, artists, and SMEs together.
Emstret Space is an exciting work environment, planned purposely with innovators in mind and tailored to provide entrepreneurs and startups not just what they want, but what they need.