WIDU coaching in Cameroon, Ghana and Togo is taking a break but will return soon

As we embark on a new journey alongside the launch of phase II, WIDU.africa will suspend temporarily its coaching services in Cameroon, Ghana and Togo for approximately two months. The hiatus will aim to facilitate an extensive process of recruiting, retraining, and refreshing our coaching pool to better meet the expectations of entrepreneurs.

14 Outstanding Kenyan Entrepreneurs Receive WIDU Award Kenya 2023

The WIDU Award Kenya was held for the second time on 7 December 2023. Awards were presented in 9 categories. Moreover, 8 Regional Champions as well as 2 WIDU Coaches received Awards for their work. For the first time, the voting for the winners was public and resulted in more than 41,000 votes.

The First Edition of the WIDU Togo Awards

On October 11th, the WIDU Togo Awards took place for the first time at Hotel Petit Brussel in Lomé, honoring 12 promising entrepreneurs in the categories of Agribusiness, Young Entrepreneurs, Crafts, and Innovation.

Quarterly Update of WIDU Kenya - July to September 2023

The WIDU Kenya Quarterly Update - Quarter 3/2023 showcases the highlights from July to September 2023 and provides an overview of upcoming activities. The update is provided on a quarterly basis and we welcome contributions from our partners on any information relevant to the WIDU Kenya fraternity.

WIDU Beneficiaries selected for Incubation Program

In a groundbreaking showcase of collaborative effort and innovation, Agri Jobs for Youth in partnership with WIDU.africa joined forces in steering a Green Business Innovations for Western Kenya hackathon, implemented by the Association of Startup and SME Enablers of Kenya (ASSEK), held on the 14th and 15th of August in Kisumu, Kenya. This hackathon was designed to harness the power of Human-Centered Design to tackle pressing challenges and elevate budding entrepreneurs in the green agribusiness sector. Seven Kenyan WIDU beneficiaries were selected to join the six-week incubation training.

Mirco-entrepreneurs in Togo trained on the FANEPIA approach

In a joint pilot approach that combines measures for capacity strengthening and expanding access to financial resources, two projects - WIDU and ProFinA - have come together to provide targeted support to a group of micro-entrepreneurs.

WIDU Kenya Facilitated ToT Workshop for Business Coaches

On the 10th of August 2023, WIDU Kenya hosted a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop for WIDU Business Coaches. The aim of this refresher training was to deepen cross-organisational collaboration. Highlight was a joint session on integrity in business and entrepreneurship facilitated by Transparency International and GIZ Good Governance.

Quarterly Update of WIDU Kenya April to June 2023

The WIDU Partner Quarterly Update showcases the highlights from April to June 2023 and provides an overview of upcoming activities. The update is provided on a quarterly basis and we welcome contributions from our partners on any information relevant to the WIDU Kenya fraternity.

WIDU Highlights Role of Remittances in Advancing SDG’s at IFAD Summit

From the 14th to the 16th of June, WIDU.africa participated in the THREE DAY 2023 Global Forum on Remittances, Investment, and Development Summit. Wolfram Zunzer, program head of the project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH participated in a panel discussion on pivotal role of diaspora remittances in advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Speaking One on One With The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz - Interview

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Kenya's capital Nairobi on 5 May 2023. WIDU entrepreneurs Florence Mogere and Kevin Sanya had the opportunity to participate in an event that was organized by the German embassy in Nairobi. They were two of only a few people from the audience who had opportunity to directly talk to Mr Scholz. We have met them for an interview

“It was a lifetime opportunity”

During his recent visit to Ethiopia and Kenya, Olaf Scholz met with young entrepreneurs at an event organized by the German Embassy in Nairobi. The audience also included entrepreneurs supported by the WIDU.africa project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, who were given the opportunity to ask the German Chancellor their questions directly.

WIDU Kenya - Quarter updates

The WIDU Partner Quarterly Update showcases the highlights from January to March 2023 and provides an overview of upcoming activities. The update is provided on a quarterly basis and we welcome contributions from our partners on any information relevant to the WIDU Kenya fraternity.

WIDU launches second Local Call: #FoodSecurityKenya

WIDU Kenya launches a second Local Call: #FoodSecurity to support micro, small and medium enterprises contributing to a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recovery of #agriculture and #foodsystems.

Participation of WIDU Cameroon to the 1st edition of the FODEBAF

The Economic Forum for the Development of Bafoussam (FODEBAF) organized by the Mayor of the city of Bafoussam was held from 7 to 10 March 2023, covering the theme of "Diaspora and development: how to integrate territorial dynamics in the light of decentralization".