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The Pears Program, in partnership with Israeli Embassy in Ghana and Innohub, ran a 6-week post-accelerator program to help four promising Ghanaian AgriTech startups in the growth phase to refine their technology products with access to Israeli tech expertise and mentoring in fields such as UX/UI, IOT, payment solutions and fundraising.
Since the beginning of 2020s, East Africa has suffered its most severe locust plague in 70 years. To address this issue, JDC GRID formed the Locust Innovative Response Initiative (LIRI), together with the J Gurwin Foundation, the Pears Program for Global Innovation, and SIT—Systematic Inventive Thinking. For over a year, LIRI conducted an intensive process of research and consultation with a diverse group of experts from around the world. This process identified five avenues that hold promise for the development of effective solutions for locust control.
In light of new FinTech directives by the National Bank of Ethiopia, the Pears Program organised a webinar series together with IceAddis and the Israeli Embassy in Ethiopia about the future of financial services in Ethiopia. Topics included the global FinTech landscape, opportunities in Ethiopia, digital banking and financial inclusion, and FinTech for smallholder farmers.
UNDP Acceleration Lab in Ethiopia approached the Israeli Embassy in Ethiopia and the Pears Program to share inspiration from solutions to address the COVID pandemic deployed in Israel or by Israeli entrepreneurs in order to foster local entrepreneurship. The Pears Program co-organized three online events about COVID and Innovation in three main sectors where the Ethiopian government was seeking innovative solutions: Public Health, Government Functions Continuity and Socio-Economic impacts.
The Pears Program partnered with Kigali Innovation Hub, the Israeli Embassy in Rwanda, and Empower Africa for a week of online events connecting the Israeli and the Rwandan innovation ecosystems and promoting connections between entrepreneurs and innovation players. The event brought together 35 speakers and over 200 participants including entrepreneurs, tech companies, hubs, incubators, investors, and academics from both countries.
The Pears Program brought together more than 600 innovators, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals for the first ever India-Israel Binational Hackathon to develop healthcare solutions for low and lower-middle income Indians. The event took place simultaneously in Tel Aviv, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai and gave participants face-to-face and online access to dozens of top industry mentors. The teams competed for cash prizes, mentoring packages, and placements in accelerators to help them transform their ideas into successful ventures!