11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize

Recognizing the need to make the agricultural sector attractive for the Youth, Generation Africa organized an agripreneur challenge for young people from across the African continent. The challenge brought together eleven young agriculture entrepreneurs who pitched their ideas to a high profiled audience. Unemployment is a prodigious issue in Africa, mostly among the youth inContinue reading “11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize”

Young talents showcase African art themes

The exhibition came out in the fusion of various art forms exhibited, including Rap, Acapella, Spoken Word, Fashion, Live band music, and dance. The latest edition of the Club Evoke Night sparked youth to think about weaving African culture in the modern lifestyle that is so influenced by western cultures. Dubbed ‘Evoke African Rebellion’, theContinue reading “Young talents showcase African art themes”

Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund

Date of agreement: The Agriculture Fast Track Fund was approved by the AfDB Board of Directors on May 8, 2013 and launched on May 9, 2013. The Multi-Donor Trust Fund will be effective in July 2013 (est.). Current volume of the fund: US $23 million Financial contributors: USA and Sweden   Background and Objectives The AgricultureContinue reading “Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund”

SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize

Launched in November 2013, the LVMH Prize was created by the French luxury conglomerate to celebrate young fashion designers from around the world and help them propel their career. This year, the prize was awarded to a young South African designer from Johannesburg.  Thebe Magugu had had a busy year: after he won the 2019Continue reading “SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize”

UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

On the sidelines of the seventh Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD7) held in Yokohama Aug.28-30, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) explored opportunities to further promote African innovations. The event, which was attended by representatives of the public and private sector, internationalContinue reading “UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation”

Why being an African artist is so important today

African art is having a vogue moment. People are very interested in it, but there’s still a sense of Africa and African art as something of an exotic “other” that sits on the periphery and not really at the center of dialogues and debate. However, it’s more important than ever to assert the position ofContinue reading “Why being an African artist is so important today”

Africa’s first-generation entrepreneurs struggle to succeed

In 2014, CNN published a list of 10 countries with the highest percentage of adults who were either starting a business or had run it for less than three and a half years. Five of these top countries were in Africa. In fact, they were six in number with Nigeria and Zambia tying in theContinue reading “Africa’s first-generation entrepreneurs struggle to succeed”

Government, Africa50 to establish firm to develop Kigali Innovation City project

The Government of Rwanda and Africa50, a pan-African infrastructure investment firm will set up a joint venture company that will be involved in developing, financing, constructing and operating commercial components of the Kigali Innovation City. Africa50 is a special-purpose vehicle for infrastructure project financing in Africa founded by the African Development Bank, and different African governments. TheContinue reading “Government, Africa50 to establish firm to develop Kigali Innovation City project”

Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is calling for entries for the 2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2019 (WCERA) is the second edition of a competition that recognises the achievements and potential of some of the Province’s most exciting entrepreneurs. It is vital for an economy toContinue reading “Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards”

This new initiative brings together African women- And with it comes much more.

Promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment is not new in Kenya and Africa, there have been several initiatives put in place to steer the agenda. However, this women-initiative brings something different as it focuses on women economic empowerment and leadership. Kenyan businesswomen are set to benefit immensely from the Commonwealth Business Women Network, KenyanContinue reading “This new initiative brings together African women- And with it comes much more.”