On December 12, a Coalition for Climate Entrepreneurship (CCE) Hub opened in Marrakech’s Emerging Business Factory, through a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State and the Near East Foundation with support from the Elsa & Peter Soderberg Charitable Foundation and Islamic Relief USA. The CCE Hub is a makerspace that will provide climate-focused entrepreneurs access to the hardware, software, community, and resources they need to scale their ventures and bring low-carbon solutions to market. Over the next 24 months the CCE Hub in Marrakech will engage dozens of companies from the MENA region.

From December 11-15, the CCE Hub hosted an incubator for emerging entrepreneurs, which included interactive workshops, coaching sessions, and project presentations by innovative start-ups. On the final day, the most promising start-ups were selected for further mentorship and training. By tackling global issues such as the climate crisis and skills-building, programming within CCE Hub Morocco looks to forge a future in which innovation works in tandem with generating positive environmental and social impact.

To learn more about the Coalition for Climate Entrepreneurship, visit https://www.state.gov/coalition-for-climate-entrepreneurship-cce/. For media inquiries and further information, please contact the Office of Global Partnerships at GP_PDComms@state.gov. Follow us on social media–@GPatState on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.

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