Deadline extended! Confirm your attendance until Sunday, 12 November 2023 to be part of our panel discussion during the Africa Start-up Connect Week: “Enhancing Access to Finance and Skills for African SMEs together with the diaspora".
02.11.2023 - WIDU.africa, a project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, is excited to announce that it will host a panel discussion during the Africa Start-up Connect Week on Wednesday, 22 November 2023. The event, titled "Enhancing Access to Finance and Skills for African SMEs together with the diaspora," will take place at the AHOY! Co-working Space, 3rd-floor event room, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM CEST. Registration is open for everyone and available until 12 November 2023.
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Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this enriching discussion!
Join us at Make-IT in Africa's Africa Start-up Connect Week on 22 November 2023, for an insightful and engaging exchange of ideas, experiences, and practical solutions aimed at empowering African SMEs to thrive and contribute to the continent's prosperity.
More about the event: Africa Connect Startup Week hosted in Berlin - Make-IT in Africa
This panel discussion holds great significance as it addresses the challenges faced by African Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in accessing financial resources and necessary skills.
To promote economic growth, job creation, entrepreneurship, and local development, SMEs in Africa must overcome these barriers. The event's primary objective is to facilitate an open dialogue on practical solutions for resilient and productive SMEs in Africa. This event will explore the role of African SMEs in their ecosystems and the potential contributions of the African diaspora in supporting these enterprises. It will also provide actionable recommendations for improving access to finances and qualifications.
Invited Panelists & Speakers
Moderation by Caroline Mwangi of AG-Career Hub Agency
The event will feature esteemed speakers, including:
- Wolfram Zunzer, Head of Programme at WIDU.africa (GIZ)
- Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi, Executive Vice President at the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)
- Georg Koeppinghoff, GIZ Advisor at WIDU Tunisia
- Emmanuel A. Nomafo, Lead Private Sector Development and Innovation at Scionet
- Florence Mogere, Founder of Nyota Limited, Frozen Isle in Kenya (WIDU Beneficiary).
WIDU.africa, a project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ, has developed an innovative approach in collaboration with the African diaspora. This approach combines financing and coaching to empower SMEs in Africa. The project offers selected African entrepreneurs grants and free business coaching to unlock the economic and social potential of their businesses, ultimately fostering the creation of sustainable employment opportunities.
Register here until 12 November 2023:
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