West and Central Africa

Sustainable development goals:


Since 2012, the growth of West African countries has fluctuated at more than 6% per year, however the health crisis highlights the difficulties faced by companies in West Africa and the need to provide support adapted to project leaders and business leaders in a context of economic tension

AGreenLab project developed by Positive Planet internationally and its 5 local partners intends to provide solutions to these challenges by strengthening (through local incubators), support for start-ups and / or SMEs in promising sectors and by offering innovative financing and investment vehicles.


Funded by the European Union, the AGreenLab project is part of the national economic and social strategies of Senegal and Burkina Faso by stimulating the capacity of young people to innovate to find sustainable solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges. The agro-industry and renewable energy sectors have in particular been identified as key to meeting the food needs of a growing population, improving the inclusion of vulnerable populations, and responding to the challenges of climate change.

As a matter of fact, agriculture represents respectively 15% and 35% of the GDP of Senegal and Burkina-Faso and mobilizes between 70 and 80% of the working population of these countries. The sector thus offers many opportunities for the creation of businesses for the transformation of agricultural products into foodstuffs in promising sectors such as cashew nuts, peanuts, fruits and vegetables, etc. In addition, post-harvest activities also offer many outlets such as product processing, packaging, logistics and conservation. It is also important to underline that female entrepreneurship is strongly present around processing and marketing activities.

AGreenLab Goals:
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Co-develop an incubation and acceleration program specifically dedicated to young people (18-35 years old) wishing to accelerate existing innovative start-ups or create / develop small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agrifood sectors and renewable energies;
Promote women entrepreneurship during awareness-raising activities and the implementation of a gendered approach with incubators and public authorities;
Encourage synergies between the African and European ecosystems through the development of a virtual platform for exchanges, the organization of events bringing together African and European authorities, as well as various communication actions to promote partnerships and investments between the two regions .

Sustainable development goals

Our partners

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Impact Hub Dakar

Impact Hub Dakar is an incubator that was launched in late 2017 by a group of associates with expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship, consulting, investment and real estate. It has the distinction of being itself a company in itself. It is an entrepreneurial hub that aims to find innovative ways to support entrepreneurs in a personalized and effective way, taking into account the specificities of the West African context.

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La Fabrique

AFIDBA partner incubator in Burkina Faso and responsible for the implementation of the program locally, La Fabrique is an incubator entirely dedicated to the co-construction of social and responsible businesses in West Africa.

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Makesense Africa

AFIDBA partner incubator in Senegal and responsible for the implementation of the program locally, makesense is an international organization that equips and supports citizens, entrepreneurs and businesses in the creation and development of concrete projects to solve the major challenges of the 21st century.

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