Deadline: 21 May 2021 Open to: ASEAN countries (private sector, CSOs, NGOs, smallholder farmers & co-operatives, research and trade organisations; excluding Brunei & Singapore) Benefits: 9-month long accelerator program
Applications are open for the People For Peat (PFP) Business Hub Accelerator Program 2021. Aimed to optimise innovative solutions in business, finance, and peat management, successful cohort applicants will go through a 9-month program alongside fellow cohort members from across ASEAN (excluding Brunei & Singapore) assisted by peatland industry experts.
Peat-related businesses in ASEAN (private sector, CSOs, NGOs, smallholder farmers & co-operatives, research and trade organisations; excluding Brunei & Singapore) that hope to improve their environmental, financial, and/or social impact(s) are encouraged to apply.
Relevance to improving peatland management
Realistic financial plan & business models – preference for post-revenue enterprises
Peat protection and/or restoration
Improving SME capacities & community livelihoods
Economically viable & investible peat projects
Clearly-defined needs for business support & technical assistance
Social inclusion & empowerment
Local stakeholder buy-in
Focus on under supported geographical areas
9-month long accelerator program assisted by country-specific peatland consultants.
Business mentorship and technical assistance from a Panel of Experts made up of industry experts.
Project visibility to gain regional and global market access.
Partnership and collaboration with non-state actor peatland network across ASEAN.
Access to capital from the PFP financial ecosystem.
Multi-stage link to investors for detailed project funding alignment.