Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

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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Nigerian job placement technology entrepreneur wins Anzisha 2015 Grand Prize for African youth entrepreneurship

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The Anzisha Prize is thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the 5th year of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship. Chris Kwekowe (22), founder of Slatecube which offers a job-relevant skills learning platform and job placement services, impressed the judges. Slatecube has had significant success to date with potential for scale and will serve …

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AfDB stages first Tech Innovation Weekend in Côte d’Ivoire

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted an inaugural Innovation Weekend at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from October 9-11. The goal: to find technology-led solutions from West Africa to better the lives of women and youth. “We want big ideas to generate big wins, and that means taking big risks,” said AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina in his message to …

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Anzisha Prize celebrates 5 years – announces 2015 finalists for $75,000 African youth entrepreneurship award

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The 12 finalists were selected from an impressive initial pool of 494 young entrepreneurs African Leadership Academy (http://www.africanleadershipacademy.org), in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (http://www.mastercardfdn.org), is proud to announce 12 accomplished young entrepreneurs as finalists for the 2015 Anzisha Prize (http://www.anzishaprize.org). The Anzisha Prize team scoured far and wide in an extensive search for African entrepreneurial talent between the ages …

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High-Level SEED Africa Symposium and Announcement of 10th SEED Awards for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

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MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Press conference and announcement of SEED Award winners WHEN: Wednesday, 9 September 2015, at 2.00 pm VENUE: Safari Park Hotel, off Thika Rd., Nairobi WHO: High-Level Representative, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya Naysán Sahba, Director, Division of Communications and Public Information, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Helen Marquard, Chairperson of SEED Dipak Shah, Director, BidCo …

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Djembe Communications & Forbes Insights to unveil new study on entrepreneurship & job creation in Africa

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Comprehensive study to support the inaugural launch of Djembe Insights, the consultancy’s new research capability. Survey results from over 4,000 Angolans, Ghanaians, Mozambicans and Nigerians to be revealed at a series of high profile roundtables in each market. Djembe Communications, the young, pan-African communications consultancy, today announced that it will unveil a report on “Entrepreneurship in Africa”, in association with …

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Africa has the potential to become a hotbed of innovation

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By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Africa’s vulnerability to diseases such as Ebola, Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV must be a wake-up call to the world to collaborate with the continent in resolving these intractable problems, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. The Minister was speaking in London at the opening of a conference on higher education and science innovation in …

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