The Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE) is expanding its activities across Africa. We support young entrepreneurs to establish sustainable businesses and we train young people to become entrepreneurs instead of struggling for years to get one of the jobs the African markets. Our key focus areas are capacity building, advocacy, information sharing and networking support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Women and young entrepreneurs have great difficulty accessing relevant capacity building and support to start their businesses. Since there is very little financial support and cost of business infrastructure (Internet access, office space, equipment, etc), are very expensive, aspiring women and young entrepreneurs are left competing with job-seekers for the few job vacancies on the market every single year
How will this project solve this problem?
AAE will recruit volunteers to assist SMEs on-site, to set up sustainable businesses. AAE is also a Pipeline Partner of ILO's Youth Employment Network (YEN), a partnership of the UN, ILO, and the World Bank set to find new and durable solutions to the youth employment challenge. Our specific role is to help attract young entrepreneurs and e-coaches by sharing the opportunity to apply for the E-Coaching program. Since joining in May this year, we've help connect 12 entrepreneurs and 15 coaches
Potential Long Term Impact
Achieving stronger, better communities by building a more knowledgeable AAE to better serve and support entrepreneurial Africans.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.