Sometimes new is better…Impact Hub is shaping the post-COVID-19 economic recovery of Ghana and Nigeria


As the global economy recovers from the effects of COVID-19, all of us are faced with a choice: return to the old normal, or build a re-imagined future. Impact Hub is taking the lead in deciding to pioneer the latter by facilitating the emergence of The New Economy, which should prioritise sustainable and equal access to food, healthcare, education and opportunity.

To get there, we will keep supporting impact-driven entrepreneurs and reinforcing our invitation for you to join us.  As a catalyst of this effort, The New Economy Booster program has been created by Impact Hub in partnership with the lab of tomorrow and with the support of The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to help impact entrepreneurs in Ghana and Nigeria develop their businesses and spark innovation in COVID-19 affected sectors.

We are currently looking for partners to support the New Economy Booster by joining the program as mentors, coaches and trainers to help innovative solutions to grow to the next level. We hope that as more partners see the value of championing the new economy, we can expand it to geographies that need it most.

It is designed to nurture the rise of a more resilient economy by boosting solutions or ventures that are already in the market or ready to go-to-market. These endeavors are creating a positive impact and contributing to the country’s post-pandemic economic recovery. The pilot program running in Ghana and Nigeria has identified key sectors where impact can be made. These are: 

  • Ghana: Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Tourism and Hospitality, Manufacturing.
  • Nigeria: Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Creative and Culture, Trade.

This seven-month tailor-made online program is highly customized to make sure each venture receives relevant support. And this is where you come in!

We are looking to team-up with people and organizations who can help with:

If this sounds like you, join us in our mission to fast-track the development of the new economy in Ghana, Nigeria and beyond:

After you get in touch with us, we will share details about the phases (Incubation and Acceleration) and agenda of the program and where your expertise would be a good fit.

Impact Hub is a global network focused on building communities for impact at scale. With 100+ communities of 16,500+ change-driven entrepreneurs in more than 55 countries across five continents, Impact Hub is one of the world’s largest communities and accelerators for positive change. We build ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the Global Sustainable Development Goals through locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as with partners and allied networks.

Within the German government, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responsible for Germany’s official development policy. The BMZ’s task is to determine the objectives of German development policy, to negotiate with its partner countries worldwide regarding bilateral cooperation, and to play a part in shaping multilateral cooperation. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations constitutes the international framework for Germany’s development policy.

The lab of tomorrow (lot) fosters business-driven solutions for specific challenges in developing and emerging countries. Utilizing an open innovation process, the lot brings together businesses, experts and the public sector who co-create sustainable businesses that are profitable and also contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.