The Home Grown Solutions (HGS) Accelerator Program for Pandemic Resilience

Application Deadline: January 10th, 2022

The Home Grown Solutions (HGS) Accelerator for Pandemic Resilience is an initiative that aims to accelerate the growth of African healthcare companies to strengthen the continent’s pandemic resilience, in line with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 aspirations. This is achieved through offering hands-on and tailored support to growth and mature-stage healthcare businesses. The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) founded the accelerator initiative in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the official development assistance agency of the Government of Japan, and with support from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm.


AUDA-NEPAD will work shoulder-to-shoulder with your team to design and deliver a customized, six-month acceleration roadmap in 2022, to support your company’s specific growth needs across three key areas:

As part of the second cohort, you will receive this unique offering for your business while shaping this acceleration programme for fellow African businesses in the future. After this period and as a future alumnus of the accelerator, you will continue to have access to our unique and growing network of peers, advisors, mentors and potential partners.

In order to qualify, businesses must:
1. Be a for-profit company at the growth or mature stage
2. Strengthen Africa’s healthcare system
3. Be described as a Home Grown Solution

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You are a growth or mature stage company, meaning you must …
  • Be registered as a for-profit entity
  • Demonstrate clear market traction and sizable customer base
  • Express ambition and potential to scale beyond your current size
  1. You strengthen Africa’s health system, for example …
  • You manufacture medical consumables or devices on the continent
  • You provide healthcare services to patients, be it diagnostic, treatment or otherwise
  • You provide technology solutions to strengthen health access or delivery
  1. You can be described as a Home Grown Solution, meaning you must …
  • Operate mainly or solely in Africa (preference for companies operating across countries)
  • Employ mostly local staff in the markets in which you are active
  • Have strong African representation in your leadership

Acceleration Program April 4 – October 31, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AUDA-NEPAD’s Home Grown Solutions Accelerator

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