The GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) is a funding mechanism of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that provides financial and technical support to communities and civil society organisations to meet the overall objective of global environmental benefits secured through community-based initiatives and actions. So far, the programme has given over 580 mln USD in grant funding to more than 21500 projects around the world.
The GEF SGP contributed financially to the development of the Beta version of our MEGA Game platform and the organisation of the MEGA Impact Championship in 2015 and 2016. Nowadays, the programme provides financial support to MEGA in the form of a grant for implementing our GreenTech Rangers pre-acceleration programme for sustainability startups in 2019 and 2020, as well as for developing the new version of our learning-and-community-building on-line platform.
The Rufford Foundation is a UK registered charity, which funds nature conservation projects across the developing world. To date, the Foundation has awarded grants to over 4000 projects in 160 countries.
The Rufford Foundation supports the series of our projects entitled “The Codru Quest” through its Rufford Small Grants programme. Up until now, it has funded two editions of the project: the Codru Quest I in 2016 – 2017 and the Codru Quest II in 2018 – 2019.
More information is available at www.rufford.org.
Generator Hub is a project of the organisation DNT with the purpose of growing the IT sector in Moldova by creating an easy-to-access coworking space, where startups can obtain experience, advice and mentorship, thus establishing a community that constantly exchanges experience, ideas, and knowledge.
Generator Hub supports MEGA with a place in its coworking space and involvement in its community, while we assist Generator Hub in various initiatives, courses, and events it organises. Moreover, since 2019, MEGA and Generator Hub are the co-organisers of the Green Drinks Chisinau networking events, of Eco-hackathons, of the ClimateLaunchpad Moldova competition of green business ideas, and of the GreenTech Rangers pre-acceleration programme for sustainability startups.
More information is available at www.hub.md.
EcoVisio is a non-governmental organisation in Moldova that focuses its work on social empowerment and environmental education and action. Its main working topics are education for sustainable development, peace and transformative leadership, social entrepreneurship and green economy, rural development and tourism, trees and organic agriculture, eco-construction, waste management and energy. EcoVisio organises a number of environmental initiatives, such as activEco, activePeace, Eco-village Moldova, Seed It Forward, Torbesc, IarmarEco, and other.
EcoVisio is in close collaboration with MEGA on a number of projects and initiatives, such as presentations for the Green Drinks Chisinau events, delivery of the GreenTech Rangers pre-acceleration programme, coaching and mentoring within the ClimateLaunchpad Moldova competition, organisation of tree planting campaigns together with Seed It Forward, and participation at IarmarEco with activities and exhibitions.
More information is available at www.ecovisio.org.
Spark Research Labs is a regional research and consulting firm from Moldova that develops business solutions for clients from private, public and non-profit sectors. For this, it uses in-depth knowledge in the fields of strategy development, process and project management, quality management, production and supply chain management, knowledge management, and IT and data mining.
Spark Research Labs is a long-term reliable partner of MEGA in terms of projects related to environmental research and entrepreneurship. The company has provided financial support for successful realization of our MEGA Impact Championship, and now contributes to the success of the GreenTech Rangers pre-acceleration programme and the ClimateLaunchpad Moldova competition with its professional coaching and mentoring support.
More information is available at www.sparklabs.md.
Dream Academia is a worldwide community of innovators, young startups, and inspiring DreamAs, who work together for a better tomorrow. It is represented by the self-acclaimed center of dream development that is situated in the Dreamicon Valley in Austria. Dream Academia’s vision is a society in which everybody does exactly what he/she loves to do.
Dream Academia supports MEGA and our team in terms of incredible inspiration, important contacts and networking, valuable coaching and mentoring, and great assistance in making our MEGA dream and vision come true.
More information is available at www.dreamacademia.com.