Help Develop Women & Young Entrepreneurs in Africa

by Association of African Entrepreneurs

Summary

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)
$670
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

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

Solution

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

Long-Term Impact

Achieving stronger, better communities by building a more knowledgeable AAE to better serve and support entrepreneurial Africans.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.aaeafrica.org
Project AAE blog
Facebook Page
Twitter
AAE Annual Report 2011

Organization Information

Association of African Entrepreneurs

Location: Accra, Greater Accra Region - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.aaeafrica.org
Association of African Entrepreneurs
Project Leader:
Cornelius Nartey
Mr.
Accra, Greater Accra Ghana

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