WIDU.africa works in close collaboration with different African diaspora organisations and associations based in Europe. This partnership is vital for the implementation of WIDU.africa and the success of the project as they create a bridge between the WIDU.africa project and its most important actors – the diaspora members.
Diaspora organisations promote and encourage WIDU.africa in the participating European countries by holding online information sessions for diaspora members who plan to support the creation or development of small businesses of their friends and family. These information events are offered regularly in multiple languages (English, French and German) at no charge.
By guiding diaspora members in the beginning of the project, the organisations facilitate a successful partnership between diaspora members and entrepreneurs. Thanks to the engagement, contribution and support of the diaspora residing in Europe, WIDU is closely connected to businesses in Africa – even in remote locations which development cooperation would otherwise hardly be able to reach.