Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Namibia comes out top of all African countries featured in Global Entrepreneurship Index

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The Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index of 85 countries ranks Singapore as the best environment for entrepreneurs Of the African nations, Namibia scores highest and comes 42nd overall – ahead of other prominent African markets, such as Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa The research, conducted by Mara Foundation and Opinium Research, examines the state of entrepreneurship around the world …

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Elumelu charges African youths to seize leadership opportunities, advocates entrepreneurship as career choice

LASU V.C,Prof. Fagbohun, Elumelu and Chancellor, Justice Oguntade
African business leader and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu has stated that the time for leadership amongst Nigerian and African Youth is now.

Elumelu, who addressed the students of the Lagos State University, LASU, faculty members and officials of the Lagos State government, whilst delivering the institution’s 1st Distinguished Lecture Series in Ojo, Lagos, spoke on the topics of leadership and entrepreneurship.

According to Elumelu, leadership is demonstrated at all levels of an institution and he gave short thrift to the idea that not

African business leader and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu has stated that the time for leadership amongst Nigerian and African Youth is now. Elumelu, who addressed the students of the Lagos State University, LASU, faculty members and officials of the Lagos State government, whilst delivering the institution’s 1st Distinguished Lecture Series in Ojo, Lagos, spoke on the topics of leadership and entrepreneurship. …

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Zoona wins top award at Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

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Zoona, an African mobile payments business that helps communities thrive, by enabling emerging entrepreneurs to provide much needed financial services in their communities, last Friday accepted an award for Social Entrepreneurship at the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE). The awards, dubbed ‘The Oscars of Entrepreneurship’, were hosted by the African Leadership Network at its annual gathering in Mauritius, themed “The …

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Elumelu Foundation hosts 1,000 from 54 African countries, says entrepreneurship is the only path to independence and sustainability

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At the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs, held in Lagos, Nigeria, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) hosted almost 1,000 women and men from 54 African countries, for the 2nd TEF Entrepreneurship Forum. The Forum celebrates the 2016 cohort of Elumelu Entrepreneurs, selected from over 45,000 applicants. It is the annual highlight of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme and saw …

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Agriculture Entrepreneur from Madagascar wins $25,000 2016 Anzisha Grand Prize for African Youth Entrepreneurship

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The 12 Anzisha Prize finalists were hand-picked from an applicant pool of 550 entrepreneurs from 32 African countries. African Leadership Academy (www.AfricanLeadershipAcademy.org) and The MasterCard Foundation (www.MastercardFdn.org) are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the sixth annual edition of Africa’s premier award for youth …

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U.S. Embassy Promotes Entrepreneurship in Delta Governorates

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“The American people support entrepreneurship and innovation as ways Egyptians can drive their economy forward,” U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Sherry Carlin said today. Ms. Carlin opened a forum discussing how to increase entrepreneurship in the Delta region. The American people support entrepreneurship and innovation as ways Egyptians can drive their economy forward. Held October 16, 2016, in …

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UNDP Welcomes First Cohort of EMPRETEC Entrepreneurship Programme Trainees

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South Sudan’s first set of EMPRETEC entrepreneurship program trainees kicked off their intensive six day training at the Multi Service Training Centre in Juba this week. The training is just the first step in the pilot phase of UNDP’s Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme. It aims to introduce the EMPRETEC approach and test its suitability for South Sudan. A highly-competitive …

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United Nations Development Programme to Host First EMPRETEC Training of New Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme

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On 4 July, the press is invited to the opening ceremony of the EMPRETEC Entrepreneurship Training as part of UNDP’s new Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme. A highly-competitive selection of 80 South Sudanese entrepreneurs (50% women) will attend the training from 4 July to 16 July. The overall objective of the Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme is to bring about …

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Youth to move SA forward

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By – SAnews.gov.za Upington – Through sacrifice, hard work, education and entrepreneurship, the youth will be able to move South Africa forward, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Deputy President was addressing thousands of learners from across the Northern Cape, who gathered at Mxolisi Dicky Jacobs Stadium, in Upington, for a Youth Development and Career Expo, on Saturday. He commended the …

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USAID Hosts Entrepreneurship Summit for African Innovators and Investors

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On May 19, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a networking event for African entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors. The workshop gave forward-thinking Ghanaians an opportunity to network one-on-one and collaborate with investors, government officials, business representatives, and educators to fuel entrepreneurship for the benefit of Ghana. USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Linda Etim opened the conference and …

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