entrepreneurship

sep
01

Arusha Sparks - Register Now!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  01 September 2018, 14:00-17:30
  Obuntu Hub, Arusha

Obuntu Hub in partnership with Sahara Sparks is excited to present Arusha Sparks 2018 for all those passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship in Northern Tanzania (Arusha, Moshi, Tanga...).

REGISTER NOW:

- Startups register to pitch: https://goo.gl/forms/7yIEYQcNyHEm854D3

- Attendeees registration: https://goo.gl/forms/PQ11QKgy6Vp3BlHT2

The event will focus on a pitching competition, exchange of ideas and networking. The Top 5 startups from the pitching competition will all get prizes with the Top 2 getting fully funded tickets to Sahara Sparks 2018 + AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018 in Dar es Salaam.

Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm, 1st September 2018

Location: Obuntu Hub, 6th Floor, Mega Complex (close to Stendi Kuu), Arusha

Obuntu Hub is a youth innovation hub in Arusha, Tanzania. Our aim is to empower young entrepreneurs by providing co-working space, practical skills development and a supportive community.



Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 20 August 2018 at 11:58

Rural women pitch their innovative start-up ideas in Vietnam


SNV's ‘Enhancing Opportunities for Women Enterprises’ (FLOW/EOWE) programme focuses on supporting rural women in entrepreneurship by addressing the systemic barriers that many rural women face when launching their businesses. One of the key challenges for rural women to launch start-up initiatives is access to capital to promote their start-up initiatives and turn their ideas into a viable business. In mid-August 2018, SNV together with the Provincial Women’s Union organised the Women Business Start-up 2018 event in Binh Thuan, a South Central Coast province in Vietnam, where 16 women had the opportunity to present their innovative start-up ideas and to connect to relevant stakeholders to take their start-up to the next level.

The event was a follow-up of the National Platform “Women Business Start-up: Innovation and Connection” that was organised by SNV and the Vietnam Women’s Union in December 2017. The aim of the Pl

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 16 August 2018 at 01:27

SEAD Entrepreneurship Training

Starting on 21st of May 2018, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) facilitated a training on entrepreneurship to lecturers of various Rwanda knowledge institutes focusing on the 10 steps Valorisation toolkit. The week was filled with various activities ranging from practicing using tools such as the Business Model Canvas to receiving guest lectures from entrepreneurs in Rwanda.

Monday was all about the introductions and business ideation which was addressed by focussing on agricultural value chains. By looking at the various agricultural value chains e.g. potatoes it becomes easier to identify related challenges and to discuss and propose possible opportunities.

After encouraging the participants to suggest potential business ideas, on Tuesday, a number of organisations were invited to present their own business. An ideal moment to strengthen the ties between the knowledge institutes and the private sector, and to showcase innovative entrepreneurs a

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 9 August 2018 at 07:11

Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are co-organizing a regional conference on “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” on 20 and 21 August 2018. 

Follow this link for more information.

The conference will focus on the three major cross-cutting themes related to youth issues:

Youth and Entrepreneurship focusing on youth entrepreneurship, particularly how to develop and sustain youth-led, or youth-focused, business products and services geared towards agriculture and ICTs.

Digital Innovation focusing on innovative solutions to support digital innovation and modern production technologies in agriculture, youth-focused networking and engagement around entrepreneurship, innovation and agr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 April 2018 at 05:17

How to set-up business hubs for women entrepreneurs in rural areas


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

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Resy! I also added the countries Kenya, Myanmar and Indonesia to your post, I think it is very interesting for these country networks to read and learn about the programme as well!

6 months 2 weeks ago

Resy Vermeltfoort  Thank you Anne Marie, for spreading the news about our programme. The programme is also being implemented in Kenya. In the coming months, we will share updates from Kenya on our activities to boost women entrepreneurship in rural areas.

6 months 2 weeks ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi very great news.

6 months 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 March 2018 at 08:05

Announcing the Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs Prize!  (deadline April 25)

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is now accepting applications for the Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs prize, which aims to identify and support women-led agricultural businesses operating in smallholder farmer markets in sub-Saharan Africa! At the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs prize to help address the challenges women-led agricultural enterprises face in obtaining financing to expand and grow.The Feed the Future-hosted competition will help women take their businesses to the next level by providing winners with acceleration services including investment readiness consulting, investor matchmaking support, and business analysis.

To learn more and apply, please click here 


Akibodé Djodji Merci pour cet important partage

6 months 4 weeks ago

Akibodé Djodji Annonce du prix Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs! (date limite le 25 avril)Nourrir l'avenir Partnering for Innovation accepte maintenant les candidatures pour le prix Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs, qui vise à identifier et à soutenir les entreprises agricoles dirigées par des femmes opérant sur les marchés des petits agriculteurs en Afrique subsaharienne! Au Sommet mondial sur l'entrepreneuriat 2017, l'Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (USAID) a annoncé le prix Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs pour aider les entreprises agricoles dirigées par des femmes à obtenir des financements pour grandir et grandir. aider les femmes à prendre leur entreprise au niveau supérieur en fournissant aux gagnants des services d'accélération, y compris des conseils en matière de préparation à l'investissement, de soutien à l'appariement des investisseurs et d'analyse des affaires.

6 months 4 weeks ago

Wim Goris merci pour traduire ...!

6 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 12 March 2018 at 08:22

SNV 's annual magazine had an article on Niger called 'Meeting the change makers of Niger'. See page 40-42 about  youth entrepreneurship. It is only in English. 

http://www.snv.org/public/cms/sites/default/files/explore/download/snv-connect-2017-lr.pdf

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 4 January 2018 at 02:49

Funding opportunity for young African Entrepreneurs-Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme 2018

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

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Souleymane M.N Kouma Intéressant Puis je avoir des détails 00223 77739149

9 months 1 week ago

Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI very interesting

9 months 1 week ago

Akibodé Djodji Cher Souleymane Dembélé  merci de l’intérêt que vous portez à cette publication, pour toute information prière consulter l'appel à candidature sur le site de la fondation  http://www.tonyelumelufoundation.org/news/tony-elumelu-foundation-accepting-applications-for-4th-cycle-of-100m-entrepreneurship-development-programme/

9 months 1 week ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Merci beaucoup Akibodé Georges Djodji!!!!

9 months 1 week ago

Hance Richard Melchior Thank you for sharing.

8 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 December 2017 at 03:56

How to boost women entrepreneurship?


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. 

http://bit.ly/2BnZSFl 

 #FlowNL #EOWE #SDG5 

jan
09

FREE ONLINE COURSE

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  09 January 2018 - 14:00 to 13 February 2018 - 16:00
  Delft

Entrepreneurship for Global Challenges in Emerging Markets

Learn how to start a business and build your network in various cultural and social contexts in emerging markets.

About this course

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 17 November 2017 at 03:58

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH!

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.


Tatah Susan thx for sharing

10 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 10:24

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.


Ally Cosmas Asante, nimekusoma Victory Gama 

11 months 5 days ago

nov
18

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  18 November 2017, All Day Event
  Dar es salaam, Tanzania

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.



jun
11

Short Course: Rural Entrepreneurship

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Ghana

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

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feb
05

International course: Market access for food security

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  05 February 2018 to 23 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

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.


Practical Information

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

More information: https://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDicourse_market_access_2017.htm



Posted By in Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted 10 August 2017 at 01:27

Youth development and entrepreneurship in rural Ethiopia 

Reflections from the Young Lives and WIDE longitudinal research projects by Dr Alula Pankhurst and Catherine Dom

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 July 2017 at 02:36

Are you Young with Innovative ideas?
Apply for BlueMoon's Incubator Program

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

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 July 2017 at 02:12

We joined the food revolution - and you can, too

World Bank Blog by Nataliey Bitature and Manon Lavaud, 13 July 2017.

"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

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 June 2017 at 08:04

“When you grow, the challenges grow faster – the only option is to grow faster than your challenges”

Abrham Endrias

Extended Pitch at the Business Drinks

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.

First Acquaintance

My acquaintance with the AgriProFocus network was two years ago. A friend named Shambachew told me that there was an announcement o

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Loes van Dijk This is great!

1 year 4 months ago

Marion Alyek This is a great article! Thank you for sharing!

1 year 4 months ago

Sajji RYAKUNZE This is super! thanks

1 year 3 months ago

Lucy Asiimwe Twinamasiko Great way to showcase entrepreneurs. This is really a nice piece. The Picture also communicates volumes.

1 year 3 months ago

ISIMBI Ariane Merci Oh really inspiring. Keep up the good work!!!

1 year 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 April 2017 at 09:03

New Book is Available Now for DOWNLOAD

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund

Click HERE or Go to www.agriprofocus.com/fsre-fund

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru What a cool learning document! Thanks Gizaw :)

1 year 5 months ago