Together We Scale
A core group of partners supports the first regional green accelerator in the Middle East to ensure effective scaling of impact-oriented business models and alignment with investor needs. All partners have a common interest in the investment pipeline of green enterprises and offer specific levels of technical and/or financial support and opportunities to selected GA-ME enterprises, depending on their geographic scope and criteria.
The Islamic Development Bank has two flagship programmes, the Engage Platform and Transform Fund to support science, technology and innovation initiatives in its member counties. Closely aligned to the SDGs, IsDB focuses on accelerating progress towards achieving greater food security, healthier lives and sustainable management of water and sanitation across the developing world.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation supports GA-ME through its Global Programme Water and the Blue Peace Initiative. The SDC aims to support innovate projects that meet major challenges like access to drinking water, water for agriculture and industry and cross-border cooperation in the management of water resources.
KAS – REMENA objective is to sustainably strengthen the development and to support the stability of the MENA region in terms of climate change and its consequences. Target groups are primarily decision-makers and junior fellows, who consider sustainability and resource security as key areas for peace, freedom and economic prosperity in the region.
Investment and Sector Partners
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the SDG-Climate Facility regional project, intends to attract funding from private sector investors, donors, and development financial institutions for investment deals and early- and growth stage companies that are working on climate-related solutions.
Arcenciel, a Lebanese based non-profit NGO, supports Lebanon’s most underprivileged communities, regardless of religion, political affiliation or nationality, with the mission to promote diversity, integration and development through Agriculture & Environment, Mobility & Health, Responsible Tourism, Youth Empowerment, and Social Support.
The Palestine Investment Fund is Palestine’s Sovereign Development Fund. It aims to contribute to the building of a strong, independent and vibrant national economy through strategic investments in feasible and socially- responsible developmental projects.
The Asfari Foundation is collaborative partner of GA-ME. It is a grant making organisation that invests in, and supports the sustainability of a resilient and empowered civil society infrastructure and innovative youth, who can collectively lead a transformational positive change in their communities and countries.
WeWorld-GVC is an Italian independent organisation that has been working in Lebanon since 2006 and supports vulnerable populations through Local Economic Development, Water Governance, and Protection programs, aiming to increase the resilience of target communities in the Bekaa and Akkar.
WTRLDR works with water leaders around the world in water and wastewater, irrigation & rivers, and in industrial & building technologies. We support and implement projects to reduce water loss, improve water infrastructure efficiency, and change mindsets and behaviours around how we consume and how we treat water.
Impact Management Partners
Alfanar is the Arab region’s first venture philanthropy organisation. It has the vision of strengthening civil society in the Arab world into practice by investing in good ideas and bright leaders so that communities in the poorest areas of the region could rely on themselves to solve their biggest challenges.