About the Activity
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Clean Air was launched in November 2021 with the objective of mitigating air pollution in the Kathmandu valley for improved health and education outcomes. USAID Clean Air is being implemented by a consortium led by FHI 360 with four consortium partners — Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) and One to Watch (OTW) — in close collaboration with the Government of Nepal and other key government, non-government and private sector stakeholders.
The USAID Business Accelerator for Clean Air will provide customized business development services, seed grant and access to a wider network of partners and stakeholders to companies to companies working to mitigate air pollution in the Kathmandu valley.
The program will provide customized business development support and seed grant to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) providing solutions to mitigate air pollution or reduce exposure to air pollution in the “Kathmandu Valley”. The intensive program in specifically designed to support enterprises acquire the right knowledge and expertise on how to build and scale their business. The entrepreneur and the enterprises will acquire access to a wider network of mentors, experts and investors.