By providing information and advice on business start-up procedures, available resources of finance, technology and manpower and in some cases office space and facilities at a low rent, business hubs can support women-led start-ups through the tricky early stages. In many cities around the world, business hubs are popping up and providing support to (especially young) women to kick-start their own businesses. However, in rural areas business hubs are less frequently seen. In addition, most existing business hubs do not take gendered differences in terms of access, barriers and opportunities into account. What types of services could support rural women in the start-up and development of their business? Who will run/host a rural business hub? And how will it be financed?
These questions are currently being explored by the programme team of the ‘Enhancing Opportunities for Women's Enterprises’ programme. The programme is being implemented between 2016 and 2020 in Kenya and Vietnam with fun... Read more
To learn more and apply, please click here
Deadline: March 01st, 2018
TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION is now accepting applications for the 4th cycle of $100M entrepreneurship development programme.
Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading philanthropy in Africa championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The Foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa.
Africa’s largest philanthropy supporting entrepreneur... Read more
This question was addressed during a National Platform organised on December 14th by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Vietnam. The Platform connected and facilitated knowledge exchange between women entrepreneurs, policy makers & local governments.
The Platform also marked the official kick-off of the National Women-led Business Start-up Programme (NWBSP), which aims to support women in business start-up and innovation in 63 provinces in Vietnam. The Programme will be implemented by the Vietnam Women’s Union between 2017 and 2025, with support from international and governmental organisations, enterprises and local partners.
Learn how to start a business and build your network in various cultural and social contexts in emerging markets.
This course will introduce you to entrepreneurship for global challenges in emerging markets. You will get to know other like-minded entrepreneurs around you, and discover how institutions in your target region are working on innovation and entrepreneurship.
As an entrepreneur in an emerging market, you may be faced with many challenges that need to be solved. These might include scarcity of fossil fuels, climate change or water, food and health security. This Delft University of Technology course will provide you with examples from partner universities and affiliated entrepreneurs in emerging markets which explain the opportunities and obstacles that they faced as they established themselves and created value.
You will acquire a set of practical
Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Are you a graduate or a student living in Iringa and you would like to start a business today?
Here is an opportunity for you from Kiota Hub, a twelve week internship program that starts from 2nd of December 2017 to 2nd March of 2018.
The Kiota Hub Internship Program is a 12 weeks intense capacity building and business development program .This is an entrepreneurship internship program ideal for University graduates and students who are passionate with Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The program is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs from the idea generation stage to a developed prototype that is ideal for Kiota's Mentorship program.
To apply for this opportunity go to this LINK.
DEADLINE IS 30TH NOVEMBER 2017.
UZINDUZI WA PROGRAMU YA VIJANA KATIKA SEKTA YA KILIMO
Taasisi ya Mastercard Foundation na chuo kikuu cha Michigan wamezindua mradi unaolenga kuwasaidia vijana katika sekta ya kilimo ili kujikwamua kiuchumi. Mradi huo uliopewa jina la "Agrifood Youth Lab (Ag Youth Lab)" unalenga vijana wa umri wa miaka 18-24 na kudumu kwa miaka mitano na kuwafadisha vijana 15,000.
Tarehe 10 mwezi wa 11 yalifanyika majadiliano yaliyohusisha wadau wa kilimo (ambapo pia AgriProFocus tulishiriki) na kujadiliana mawazo mbalimbali ili kuuwezesha mradi kuwa endelevu na wenye mafanikio.
Mradi huo unaofanyika katika nchi mbili za Afrika ambazo ni Tanzania na Nigeria. Kwa Tanzania inahusisha mikoa ya Dar es salaam, Pwani na Morogoro.
Mradi unalenga sekta ya kilimo katika vipengele 5 ambavyo ni ufugaji kuku, samaki, kilimo cha matunda na mbogamboga, kilimo cha mihogo na mbegu za mafuta.
Ili kushiriki katika mradi huu pitia tovuti HII TULIYOKUWEKEA HAPA na kusoma zaidi kuhusiana na mradi.
More than 600,000 youth graduate every year in Tanzania and enter the labour market. Only 10% of them are lucky enough to get their almost dream jobs. What do the rest of the 90% do? Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Vocational work is a way out for the 90%. As we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Join us as we create a Launch Pad for young entrepreneurs and answer the big question of ‘Where Do I Start?
Basic Learning on ;
a)Busines planning and proposal - Presented by Kennedy Mmari (PR & Digital Expert, Co Founder Raleigh Society Tanzania)
b)Familiarization with laws to accommodate start ups - Presented by Ben Ishabaki (Lawyer and Activist)
c)Effective Marketing- Presented by Paschal Masalu (ElimikaWikiendi)
d)Digital Skills - Presented By Lilian Madeje ( MD,Ekhiya)
LOCATION AND VENUE:
One UN Conference Room
United Nations Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, 255
DATE AND TIME:
REGISTER HERE, few chances remained.
This course is organised in collaboration between Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (part of Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands) and the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD) of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
. During the course, you will get familiar with business planning tools to ensure that (new) business ventures are based on sound business principles, and practice your skills and new-learned tools on actual cases.
Upon completion of the course you will:
- have become sensitive to imbalances within agrifood value chains and how these issues can be addressed;
- have strengthened your capacity to promote rural wealth creation;
- have strengthened your competence in the area of market access of microl entrepreneurs;
- have the ability to identify pro-poor, smallholder inclusive and/or gender-friendly agribusiness development opportunities;
- be able to apply... Read more
Today, markets have become mainstream instruments for poverty reduction, smallholder inclusion and increased food & nutrition security. However, market dynamics, failures and shortcomings often diminish the desired impacts and/or long term effects. This international course shows participants to which extent and in which manner markets can be used to induce and prolong positive change.
Price: 3,900 Euro
Date: 5 - 23 February 2018
Application deadline: 25 December 2017
Deadline NFP (KOP): 18 October 2017 (for a fellowship opportunity)
Location: The Netherlands
AgriProFocus facilitated Dr. Alula Pankhurst Presentation on Rural Youth Dev. & Entrepreneurship
On June 1st 2017, a fireside chat event organized by AgriProFocus and BlueMoon Ethiopia was held at BlueMoon Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa.
Dr Alula Pankhurst and Catherine Dom provided their insights on youth transformation to adulthood and independence, Young women’s economic participation and successful youth entrepreneurship.
Please find the power point slides here
Some highlights from the presentation:
Work & community transitions: unleashing youth potential
• Youth work transitions affected by limited land access, un(der)employment leading to tensions between generation and siblings
• Non-agricultural youth cooperatives more successful; youth cooperatives faced problems of credit, training, leadership, management and compe... Read more
BlueMoon is seeking amazing, out-of-the-box, disruptive, highly innovative, scalable, and potentially transformational ideas from youth interested in Ethiopian agribusiness.
Twice a year, they run a national competition and accept a small number of startups (5 to 10) into their on-site 4-month program based in Addis Ababa. They accept two batches every year which run February to May (Belg Batch) and August to November (Kiremt batch).
The deadline for the current competition is July 28, 2017
Please read more and apply at www.bluemoonethiopia.com
"Africa’s urban areas are booming, experiencing a high urban growth rate over the last two decades at 3.5% per year. This growth rate is expected to hold into 2050. With this growth, street food is going to become one of the most important components of African diets. The formal sector will just not be able to keep up!
Enter my company, Musana Carts, which tackles the #FoodRevolution challenge from the end of the food value chain. Musana Carts, which currently operates in Uganda, streamlines and improves the production and consumption of street food."
Full blog text: http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/we-joined-food-revolution-and-so-can-you?CID=AGR_TT_agriculture_EN_EXT
He is a young entrepreneur, 30 years old, and he is in love with agriculture. He has been a lecturer at Adama and Arsi Universities for more than seven years while keeping his relation with agriculture tight. In 2016, he won the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition, and now he comes up with a new project that will hugely benefit smallholder farmers. He owns and runs a company called Green Agro Solutions, currently introducing a model called One-Stop Farming Solutions.
We invited Abrham Endrias to make an extended pitch on our Business Drinks on 25 May 2017, so he can share his entrepreneurial journey to our members and partners. Please read this interesting narration.
My acquaintance with the AgriProFocus network was two years ago. A friend named Shambachew told me that there was an announcement o... Read more
Sesuai dengan tema pelaksanaan kegiatan di tahun 2016 "Muda, Inovatif, Peduli" Bank Mandiri mencari pengusaha muda yang inovatif dalam penciptaan produk dan jasa serta inovatif dalam merumuskan strategi dan proses bisnis untuk memenangkan persaingan pasar.
Melalui program WMM kami ingin memberikan edukasi kepada generasi muda bahwa menjadi pengusaha tidak hanya bertujuan untuk mandiri, namun harus memberikan dampak positif bagi lingkungan sekitarnya. Untuk itu penerapan prinsip good corporate governance (GCG) dan sustainability (keberlanjutan usaha) menjadi point penting dalam kompetisi WMM 2016.
Firstly, let me introduce my self in this forum. I am Rici Solihin, a creative, responsible and motivated farmer with genuine interest in business and agriculture from Indonesia. I am also an owner of Paprici, Indonesian Vegetables Supplier and Bell Pepper Cultivation. While completing my Master of Science Management Program at Universitas Padjadjaran, I developed Farmtastic, a start-up project, to solve the high logistic cost and networking problem for small-scale farmers which was awarded as 1st winner of YSEALI Pitch Master Chef Business Competition at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2016. I was a finalist of Mandiri Young Entrepreneur Award and represented Indonesia in ASEAN Student Visit India Program. Currently, I have been chosen as Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2016 organized by Agriprofocus Indonesia. I am also a young lecturer who empower young entrepreneurs and local farmers in rural areas. Please feel free to share with me about your entrepreneurship and farming experience.
Inisiatif Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) berasal dari Citi Foundation yang berkantor pusat di New York, Amerika Serikat. Inisiatif ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kesadaran masyarakat akan pentingnya kewirausahaan dan keuangan mikro dalam mendukung inklusi keuangan serta penguatan ekonomi individu berpenghasilan rendah.
Untuk mencapai tujuan tersebut, Citi Indonesia (Citibank, N.A.) bekerjasama dengan Mercy Corps Indonesia kembali menyelenggarakan CMA 2016. CMA adalah kompetisi untuk menghargai pengusaha mikro berprestasi yang berkontribusi positif kepada lingkungan di sekitarnya.
5 Kategori Penghargaan dalam CMA 2016,
1. Green Microentrepreneur
(usaha ramah lingkungan, semua sektor)
2. Agriculture Microentrepreneur (sektor agrikultur)
3. Service Microentrepreneur (sektor jasa dan layanan)
4. Fishery Microentrepreneur (sektor perikanan)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands through the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) a unit under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, administers business instruments to support entrepreneurs to grow their business in an innovative and sustainable approach.
On November 9th, RVO held an information session in Lusaka where they explained 3 business instruments:
Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) - financing of water infrastructure for economic development
Sustainable Food Security and Entrepreneurship Fund (FDOV) - financing collaborations that create sustainable value chains in agriculture and food.
PUM Senior Experts Facility (PUM) - technical assistance to public institutions and private enterprises.
For more information and contact details see:
PUM presentation here
Business instruments presentation here