Wastepreneur incubation programme

Capacity development, market activation and entrepreneurship programme for SME development, innovation, and job creation in the Waste Management sector for Mosul and Basra

Wastepreneur is a one-year support programme offered to innovators in the waste management sector in Iraq. In order to establish businesses that create environmental, economic, and social impact, cewas Middle East and Black Forest Solutions GmbH have teamed up with the support of GIZ. Together they provide selected entrepreneurs with technical and business know-how. The programme is implementing a pre-incubation ideation stage, training modules during incubation, business and operational coaching, consulting by sector experts, access to an extensive regional and international network of professionals and experts as well as access to funding and logistic support beyond incubation.

For more information about the programme and the trainings, check the online programme page.

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Training period per region:

  • Basra: 17-19 October 2020 (3 days)
  • Mosul: 24-26 October 2020 (3 days)

Traning format: Virtual


This 3-days Ideation Training introduces selected participants to the current waste management challenges. Further it equips them with tools to generate business ideas that create significant economic, environmental, and social impact. Moreover, the participants will develop hypotheses, prototype solutions, test their prototypes and learn pitching skills. As a main element of the training course, great emphasis is placed on participants’ interaction. Besides the online live sessions, a virtual collaboration platform will be available for group works. In addition mentor sessions and tool applications that trigger participants’ creativity will be provided.

Training period: October 2020 - August 2021

Application deadline: 6th of November 2020


Entrepreneurs who already have an innovative business idea in the waste management sector and look for tailored support in developing a sustainable business model, are invited to apply to our dedicated 10-months incubation programme.

This programme is a unique opportunity to implement business ideas that create environmental, economic and social impact in Mosul, Basra, Iraq and the region. It includes advanced training modules, specialized business and operational coaching, consulting by sector experts aswell as access to an extensive regional and international network of potential partners and investors. Further it involves international exposure and a community of like-minded change makers.