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GoDo Hub Calls for Mentors
Historically, entrepreneurship communities have been able to consistently reproduce their successes when support and mentorship from experienced predecessors are present. Similarly, studies have shown that startup communities which incorporate structured mentorship into their programs produce more high-performing founders and highly engaged peer communities than those who do not. GoDo Hub, leaders in the innovation ecosystem with a collaborative community of...
British Council Go Digital Program- Wales and Sub Saharan Africa
British Council is offering three grants of between £5000 and £8000 to organisations in Wales and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) to collaborate digitally on international projects. What does a digital/virtual project mean? The fund is designed to foster international connections at a time when international travel is restricted. In light of this, we are supporting partnership projects where organisations in the...
Call for Applications: UK-Kenya Tech Hub Startup-SME Linkage Program 2.0
Metta in partnership with the UK-Kenya Tech Hub presents the Startup-SME linkage program 2.0 aimed at providing tech startups direct linkages to SMEs which fall under their target customers for a chance to secure a commercial deal. The program will require selected startups to present/demo their solutions to SMEs in a digital live marketplace for a partnership or commercialization deal. Following...
AfDB, European Investment Bank Sign Joint Partnership Action Plan to fast-track development in Africa
The Joint Action Plan was developed following an EIB delegation meeting with the African Development Bank in February 2020 The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a joint partnership action plan highlighting their strengthened cooperation and mutual development priorities and a strong shared emphasis on boosting public and private sector investment in Africa. The Joint...
Digitalisation of Economic Sectors Will Kick-start New Growth Cycle after COVID-19 -Africa’s Development Dynamics Report
The COVID‑19 pandemic is the hardest shock to African economies in 25 years The response to the COVID-19 crisis builds momentum for Africa’s digital transformation to overcome the pandemic and create more productive jobs, according to the 2021 edition of Africa’s Development Dynamics (AfDD) launched today. The COVID‑19 pandemic is the hardest shock to African economies in 25 years. Gross domestic...
Customers demand greater digital engagement from Communication Service Providers (CSPs)
Communication service providers need to transform their IT systems, as well as their approach to customer experience, to meet the growing need of customers in Africa, writes George Fraser, VP: Customer Business Executive - Africa at Amdocs The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the move to digital, as large proportions of the population have continued to work, learn and be entertained...
Former Ogun State MAN Chairman Urges CBN to Provide Forex to Manufacturers
A Former Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ogun chapter, Dr Wale Adegbite, has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide more foreign exchange to the manufacturing sector, to boost economic activities. Adegbite, who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday, in Ota, Ogun, said the advice had become...
African messaging app Ayoba assures users of full privacy and security protection
The app features peer-to-peer private messaging which are end-to-end encrypted Ayoba, the African messaging app, has reiterated its focus on protecting their users’ privacy and security. In the past few days, the global community has spoken, and it's clear that these are critical issues. Across the world, users have taken to social media to express their opinions, and ayoba is...
African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) Cohort 4
The Application Will Close at 11:59 UTC on 31 January 2021 AWEC is the accelerant behind hundreds of African female entrepreneurs who have transformed and grown their businesses. We are seeking the next 200 women who are ready to join our cohort for a high-impact applied learning experience. From 18 January 2021 - 31 January 2021, AWEC will accept applications for...
Malawi’s NBS Bank launches ecommerce platform and online payment gateway with Network International
Enables bank to expand its offering to power digital payment acceptance among SMEs, large corporations, public institutions and individuals NBS Bank, a leading commercial bank in Malawi, launches its state of the art e-commerce platform, powered by Network International (www.Network.ae), the leading enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East. The implementation of Network International’s N-GeniusTM Online payment gateway...