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AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)

AFAWA is a pan-African initiative to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women in Africa.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Lab (eLab)

The eLab program will provide innovative young entrepreneurs with financing, technical assistance and broader ecosystem support. With eLab, “We aim to support the next generation of business owners across the continent,” said Babatunde Olumide Omilola, Manager for Public Health, Security and Nutrition at the Bank. “Target beneficiaries are businesses started by young people and intermediaries that support business development, focusing on the three sectors identified as priorities by the Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy, namely agriculture, Information and Communication Technology and industry.”


AfriLabs is a network organization of 158 innovation centers across 45 African countries. We support hubs to raise successful entrepreneurs that will create jobs and develop innovative solutions to African problems.

ITC – SME Trade Academy

ITC's emerging distance learning programme offers a series of online courses and access to educational material on a range of trade related topics. The programme aims to provide staff in trade support institutions, enterprises - particularly SMEs - and trade policy specialists with access to pragmatic, topical online courses and learning material in support of skills development.

Gatsby Trust

We aim to accelerate inclusive and resilient economic growth in East Africa by demonstrating how key sectors can be transformed.

We plan to achieve our mission by:

  • Funding and implementing programmes that look to catalyse and influence large-scale and lasting change in priority sectors.
  • Building and supporting local organisations dedicated to sector transformation.
  • Sharing what we have learned with others who are trying to transform sectors.

Through this, we hope to create jobs, raise incomes and reduce poverty for people across East Africa.

Afreximbank (African Export-Import Bank)

A pan-African multilateral trade finance institution created in 1993 under the auspices of the African Development Bank. It is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. Afreximbank's vision is to be the trade finance bank for Africa.

50 Millions de femmes africaines (50MAWS)

The platform aims to empower millions of African women to create, develop and grow their businesses by providing a one-stop shop for their specific information needs.

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