S/CA RIH: 2022 Regional Call for Innovations

The Southern and Central Africa Regional Innovation Hub (S/CA RIH) is proud to announce its Call for Innovations to support innovative companies and organizations that work in Southern Africa and Central Africa and produce more food while using less water and energy. Together with investors and partners, the S/CA RIH works to scale mid-to-later stage enterprises that have an environmental and social impact in the water-energy-food nexus.


  • Water and Energy for food [WE4F] is looking for mid-to late-stage enterprises, nonprofits with a for-profit program, and other organizations based in Southern and Central Africa, that have innovative water-food, energy-food, and water-energy-food solutions. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements outlined below to participate in this call for innovation.
  • Women-owned and women-led organizations are encouraged to apply.
    The S/CA RIH supports innovators from Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Applicants must be legally registered in at least one of these countries. If expansion into a new country is a key part of an applicant’s business plan, they must demonstrate that they already have partners in place in that country to be considered.
    Language: Application responses must be written in English or French.

Grant size: USD $200,000

Deadline: September 16th, 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Environment
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