South and Southeast Asia Investment Landscape Mapping | Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Grand Challenge for Development

The mission of Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Grand Challenge for Development is to expand the sustainable scale of small and growing enterprises (SGEs) that impact the sectors of food and water, food and energy, or all three sectors at the nexus (food, water, energy). The objective is to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains and address environmental and climate resilience in developing countries and emerging markets – with a particular focus on the poor and women.To support these enterprises, WE4F intends to establish a Asia Regional Innovation Hub in Bangkok, Thailand, that seeks to provide innovative technical assistance and brokering operation to support and scale enterprises that operate at the WE4F nexus.

Intellecap assisted in the rapid operationalization of the Asia Regional Innovation Hub by carrying out a landscape analysis to identify 100 high potential enterprises working at the nexus across South and South East Asia. We profiled 35 investors and over 25 BSPs in South/South East Asia who the Hub staff can reach out to for supporting the enterprises. Intellecap also provided recommendations to the Hub on the potential role it could play in supporting investment brokering and providing technical assistance.