Author Archives: Joshua Praise

  • Mohamed Dhaouafi

    Mohamed Is Developing Affordable 3D Printed Solar-Powered Bionic Hands For Amputees In Africa

    Navigating life without limbs can be very difficult for obvious reasons. This was the harsh reality for Mohamed Dhaouafi’s friend’s cousin who had been born without upper limbs and couldn’t afford prosthetics. This reality was the inspiration behind Mohamed’s research on limb loss around the world, which then birthed his company, CURE. He is a …

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  • The Possibilities Are Endless When Trade Policies, Regulations, And Institutions On The Continent Are Aligned

    On Thursday, October 21, 2021, TEF CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, joined private sector players at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit in Ghana – co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – to discuss the opportunities that a single continental market pose. Similar to the high-level meeting in March 2021, when TEF hosted the Secretary General …

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  • Wecyclers Promotes Sustainability With 7 New Franchisees

    Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, a 2012 TEF Alumni, co-founded Wecyclers in the same year, with one mission in mind – to build a sustainable and viable business model that helps the poor communities of Lagos reclaim their neighbourhoods from the scourge of pollution and waste. To further advance in this mission, Bilikiss and her team have recently …

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  • Chioma Ifeanyi Eze

    Chioma Ifeanyi Eze, Has Created Nigeria’s Accounting Factory

    A major challenge faced by SMEs in Nigeria is accessing accounting services at an affordable rate. Chioma Ifeanyi Eze, 2016 TEF Alumnae, spotted this gap, which birthed the launch of her company, AccountingHub. This solution has seen to proving accounting services for over 500 businesses and training of well over 5000 business owners. Launched in …

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  • Ugandan TEF Female Alumni

    Launch of the Women Entrepreneurship for Africa Project

    To increase economic inclusion and empowerment of women as well as create more decent jobs in African economies, the GIZ Employment and Skills Development in Africa programme in Uganda, co-implemented by the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), is today, launching the Women Entrepreneurship for Africa (WE4A) project. The beneficiaries of this intervention will be Tony Elumelu …

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  • TEF UNDP Team Members

    5 Takeout’s From TEF Hosting The UNDP Global Leadership In Lagos

    On October 13 2021, our Founder, Tony O. Elumelu hosted Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, the Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and her colleagues at an informal lunch session in Lagos. It was an opportunity to discuss how the TEF and UNDP partnership has continued to empower thousands of young African …

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  • Ndubuise Eze

    Ndubuisi Eze is Revolutionising Agriculture in Africa with Drones

    TEF Alumnus, Ndubisi Eze is on a mission to unlock the potentials of smart farming in Africa through his company, AMIntegrated Aerial Nigeria. He aims to revolutionise agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa by adopting and implementing innovative technologies such as aerial spraying using unmanned aircrafts for precision dispersal of crop stimulants and protectants. Ndubuisi is driven …

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  • Rosemary Obi

    Rosemary Obi, TEF Alumna, To Empower 10,000 Women By 2025

    Fuelled by a strong desire to give back to the society, in 2018, Rosemary Obi, Co-founder, ReneAfrik Designery LTD, kicked off her ‘Empower 1000 women’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative for her business. At its inception, the goal with this initiative was simple yet important: empower 1000 women through free trainings in makeup, baking, tye …

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  • Giancarlo Is Creating The Most Affordable Medical Treatments On Earth

    Driven by a need to improve the quality of lives of people and ease access to healthcare, Giancarlo Beukes, 2018 TEF Alumnus, co-founded Impulse, a multi award-winning medical devices start-up aimed at rethinking medical practices for the betterment of those who need it most. The goal of Impulse to develop mature innovative and frugal medical …

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  • Hafiz Adubiaro

    Hafiz Adubiaro, TEF Alumni, Expands Missions To Feed Africa

    Despite the effects on the COVID-19, pandemic, 2015 TEF Alumni and Founder of Adubiaro Farms, Hafiz Adubiaro has recently expanded his 17-hectare farmland by acquiring a 10-acre farm estate to execute his mission to feed Africa and support the regional agricultural ecosystem. Hafiz, through his agricultural business, Adubiaro Farms is on an ambitious mission to …

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