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Allan and Elimisha are changing the narrative of education in Kenya

Allan Ong’ang’a is a beneficiary of the Kenyan education system. Growing up, he says classes were always packed and sometimes students had to squeeze in up to three people per desk. The system was exam-based and teachers were more concerned about covering the syllabus rather than making sure students had good grasp of the concepts. […]

Womenpreneurs: The Right to do Better than ‘Just o.k’!

Originally published here African Women raise figures and eyebrows thanks to the increasing role they play via entrepreneurship. Managing their companies and resources, providing jobs, improving their communities, leaving autonomy values legacy for generations to follow. “We African women do carry baskets of commodities on our heads. But we also build businesses and organisations that […]

Here’s How Amr Medhat is Making The World One Connected Place (2016)

Several multinational companies struggle to expand their foot prints in developing countries due to the shortage of finding the right vendors who can help them in handling their localization process for their products or services. Realising this challenge, in 2016 Apple-Localization’s Services was launched in the heart of Cairo’s financial district by Tony Elumelu Foundation 2016 […]

How We Can Create 10 million jobs in Africa by 2020 – Tony Elumelu

Originally published here In the midst of many problems faced by Africa is unemployment in the first ever YouthConnekt Africa Summit hosted by H.E. President Paul Kagame president of Rwanda and organized in collaboration with United Nations Developement Program and United Nations Conference on Trade and Developement Tony Elumelu, CON. Chief Executive Officer of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of the United […]

TEF Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 Travel Fellowship Application

The TEF Travel Fellowships provides financial support to journalists and photojournalists affiliated with African national or global media houses to attend the 2017 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum holding October 13-15, 2017. The TEF Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 will be the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs and other ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent. It will […]

First Female Head of UN Economic Commission for Africa: Vera Songwe

Originally posted here Announced in April by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, Dr. Vera Songwe has become the first woman ever to head the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UNECA is one of the UN’s five regional commissions, and was established in 1958 to encourage economic cooperation among […]

TEF 2015 entrepreneur Lawan is solving the need for a healthy poultry product

  In 2013 Lawan Usman Ali was to celebrate his son’s birthday but and he faced with a NEED and then, a CHALLENGE. The need to find healthy and neatly processed poultry meat. The challenge? There were not many outlets where he could purchase this. This made him go through the process of buying live […]

Eric Sebasore is Driving Mentorship for Impact

The result of a 2004 informal research on why people go to University showed that people go to the University and other institution of knowledge to get tools that will help them find solutions of different problems that our society meet. Further to his findings in the research, Eric would discover that youth had a […]

Meet Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Mentor, Iselle Akwoue

Iselle Akwoue took the leap into the unknown platform of being an entrepreneur when the oil crisis hit her country – Gabon. At that time most private companies had reduced their spend, and there was a major challenge of organisations been focused on daily management that they failed to see what you could be done […]

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: The Art of Negotiating

First published on Entrepreneur “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need” -You Can’t Always Get What You Want,  Mick Jagger & Keith Richards As I sat down to write this I tried to think of an appropriate quote on winning. I like to […]