The Southern and Central Regional Innovation Hub is located in Pretoria, South Africa and implemented by three leading international organizations who have decades of experience advocating for inclusive and equitable economic growth, gender equality, sustainable agriculture, and the sustainable use of energy, water, and other natural resources in the region.
Tetra Tech, is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for more than 30 agricultural and economic growth projects worldwide. Tetra Tech has managed development projects on every continent, providing clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, sustainable infrastructure, and renewable energy. Through Powering Agriculture and Power Africa, Tetra Tech has supported over 200 off-grid companies in Africa working in the water-energy-food nexus.
Open Capital Advisors (OCA) is a management consulting and financial advisory firm that drives growth, enables investment, and builds markets across Africa. To date, Open Capital has supported more than 1,000 engagements across 25 countries on the continent and facilitated over $1 billion worth of investment. Open Capital’s Zambia office will lead the Regional Innovation Hub’s Brokering Unit, tasked with investment facilitation and transaction advisory services for select innovators.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is an international research for development (R4D) organization focusing on water and land management challenges faced by poor communities in developing countries, and through this contributes towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). IWMI is a Research Center of CGIAR, the global research partnership for a food-secure future. Leading the WE4F S/C Africa RIH Enabling Environment Unit, IWMI advocates for integrated thinking and policy alignment that considers the water, food and energy nexus and supports sustainable food production.