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The Waste, Pollution & Sustainability Challenges - Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the leading investment destinations in Africa. As a country like Nigeria continues to grow and expand, it is important to create not only companies that lead to continued economic growth but also the sustainability of our livelihoods. For this reason, we are kicking off the Mettle Impact Accelerator (MIA) to address solutions to inter-sectorial problems facing not only Nigeria and neighboring West African countries, but the world at large.

The Mettle Impact Accelerator pilot program aims at selecting promising startups over a period of twelve weeks and supporting them as they continue to grow and scale. To this end, we have partnered with organizations, universities, accelerators and companies across the world to address the problem across industry sectors in Nigeria. 

We invite Startups and SMEs with solutions that address challenges in various areas of the economy such as: power generation, health, transportation, education and agriculture, to apply for our pilot program.

Do you have ideas or solutions that addresses...

  • Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Initiatives
  • Transport Congestion & Traffic
  • Renewable & Clean Energy 
  • Access to Clean Water 
  • Monetizing Waste
  • Plastic Reduction
  • Waste Reduction
  • Soil Management
  • Gas flaring
  • Sustainability of the Oceans, Rivers, Lagoons & Aquaculture
  • Indoor Pollution (i.e. cleaner cooking alternatives)
  • Sustainable Urban Design (i.e. Floating Cities, Slums)
  • Flood Mitigation & Adequate Drainage Systems
  • Food Waste Reduction & Food Security
  • Sustainable Packaging & Processes
  • Rural to Urban Migration
  • Oil Spill Management
  • Any other solutions that directly addresses waste and pollution…

We would like to hear from you! Please be advised that your solution must create employment opportunities, be scalable, and CO2 negative or Neutral. This means that it must not in any way contribution to further pollution and waste.

Call to Action

You, yes you! We are challenging you to come up with sustainable solutions to problems people, communities and companies face all across the country. Your solution must be Co2 negative or neutral and should directly or indirectly address the problem of waste and pollution. Your solution might be a concept in the idea, pre-revenue, or post-revenue phase. No idea is too big or small if it can actively improve our country. Our application portal will be active in some weeks. If you would like to be notified, please register your contact information.

 

What is happening around the world?

Plastic Roads

Monetizing Recyclable Plastic

Zero Waste Cities

Recycling Styrofoam

Waste Reduction Initiatives

Recycled Plastic Housing

Renewable Energy in Nigeria