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Africa SMEs Sustainability Hub

Africa SMEs Sustainability Hub is a platform for supporting SMEs to embed sustainable business practices to create environmental and social impact in addition to achieving economic sustainability. This is more than just an SMEs acceleration centre; It is a platform where businesses are reimagined through the lens of sustainability. It is where environmental consciousness, social responsibility, and economic health converge to redefine SMEs success.
About the Africa SMEs Sustainability Hub
Join us in shaping a brighter
Your gateway to embedding sustainable business practices for impactful environmental and social change.

To be a catalyst for a sustainable business revolution in Africa by shaping enterprises that are environmentally responsible and socially conscious. Join us in reshaping the landscape of African businesses.


Empowering businesses to integrate sustainability into their core, enhancing their appeal to impact-conscious investors and customers through skills, knowledge, resources, and networks.

Join us today to transform your SME into a sustainability champion and drive positive environmental and social change in Africa

Join the Sustainable SME Accelerator program today and embark on a transformative journey towards sustainability-driven success for your business

How we do it

Where we transform SMEs into sustainable entities, ready for future challenges and opportunities.

  • Skills Development: Ensuring that every SME involved leaves with a comprehensive understanding of sustainability.
  • Business Transformation: Facilitate the integration of sustainable practices into all aspects of SME operations.
  • Investment Readiness: Prepare SMEs to meet the criteria of sustainability-focused funding partners.
  • Networking: Create a vibrant community of sustainability-minded SMEs and stakeholders.
We serve a dynamic platform where businesses are reimagined through the lens of sustainability.

Program Structure

Join us in reshaping the landscape of African businesses, creating a future where sustainability is at the forefront of every enterprise's ethos.


Call for Applications


Selection of applicants


Application Due Diligence


Acceleration phase


Post-acceleration phase

Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and experts to learn, collaborate, and innovate towards a more sustainable future for SMEs in Africa

We offer a range of services tailored to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Services Offered

Take the first step towards redefining success for your business by embracing sustainability as a core value. Join the Africa SMEs Sustainability Hub now! and discover how our platform can help your SME thrive economically while making a meaningful difference in the environment and society. Join us today and be part of the sustainability revolution in Africa.

  • Learning materials: A curated library of case studies, best practice guides, and sustainability insights.
  • Case studies: Meant to share best practices within the SMEs – sustainability nexus
  • Expert pool: Access to a diverse group of sustainability experts and industry leaders.
  • Regular check-ins: Structured monthly meetings to discuss progress, challenges, and insights
  • Customized learning: Tailored modules based on the unique needs of each business.
  • Interactive sessions: Workshops and seminars featuring active participation and real-world solutions.
A forum where the SMEs can learn about each other as well as get to collaborate through networking forums.


  1. Business type: SMEs from various sectors and industries, including manufacturing, services, technology, and retail, among others.
  2. Size: Typically, SMEs with a workforce of 10 to 500 employees and annual revenues ranging from small to mid-size.
  3. Sustainability aspirations: SMEs that have a genuine interest in adopting sustainable practices, reducing their environmental footprint, and contributing to social well-being.
  4. Entrepreneurial spirit: Owners and managers of these SMEs who are open to innovation and willing to adapt their business models for sustainability.
  5. Educational background: A diverse group with varying levels of familiarity with sustainability principles, from beginners to those with some prior knowledge.
  6. Resource constraints: Some SMEs may face resource limitations and seek cost-effective solutions for sustainability integration.
  7. Geographic scope: The SMEs need to have been registered and have operations in Africa.
  8. Motivation: SMEs that are motivated by the desire to enhance their brand reputation, attract socially conscious consumers, comply with regulations, and contribute positively to their communities.
  9. Long-term vision: SMEs interested in long-term sustainability and resilience, rather than short-term gains.
Unlock the power of partnerships and collaboration with Africa SMEs Sustainability Hub

Partnerships and collaboration

We are continuously seeking partnerships with like-minded organizations to further sustainability inculcation among SMEs in Africa. These include strategic industry alliances, academic and collaborations, government engagement, NGOs, NGO and development organization networks among others.