The CATAL1.5°T Initiative aims to boost investments in early-stage climate tech ventures from West Africa including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. To ensure long-lasting impact, this initiative strengthens climate tech networks within regional start-up and venture capital ecosystems. CATAL1.5°T is run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with EIT Climate-KIC and Investisseurs & Partenaires Entrepreneurs & Développement (IPED)