• Logistics Worker Sealing Up Package

    AfCFTA and Logistics in Africa

    A crucial component to the ease of doing business is how easily people can move their goods and services as needed. On average African countries rank between 1.77 and 3.43 out of 5 on the Logistics Performance Index which measures the ease, speed and simplicity of moving goods and services across the continent. This index …

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  • Making the case for Green Entrepreneurship

    As the continent continues to be impacted by rising temperatures, heightening sea levels and a plethora of extreme weather conditions, rethinking socio-economic development is crucial. As the world’s youngest continent and for the future of upcoming generations, it is important to ensure that we are building solutions that are sustainable and address issues of climate …

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    #TEFConnectAfrica50: 50 Entrepreneurs to Connect with in Africa!

    The biggest story of the last year has undoubtedly been the novel coronavirus and, irreversibly, its effect on the economy. However, entrepreneurs in Africa have remained committed to their vision to reshape the narrative of Africa while ensuring the best possible future. From businesses to social enterprises, African entrepreneurs across the continent are undeniably making …

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    Tony Elumelu Foundation Partners with Stanford University to release study on African Entrepreneurs

    New research on African entrepreneurs by the Tony Elumelu Foundation in partnership with Stanford University reveals insights into the divergent cultural factors that influence the entrepreneurial journey (of women especially) in Africa. The conclusions point to some patterns and qualities that favour entrepreneurial success, offering lessons in entrepreneurship in Africa and beyond. Here are key insights from …

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  • 10 Fun Facts We Learned about our Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, during the #TEFLiveSeries!

    In his first-ever Instagram Live session, Tony O. Elumelu was hosted by the Tony Elumelu Foundation for its weekly #TEFLiveSeries on March 26, 2021. The hour-long session was tremendously impactful, insightful and above all else, cheerful. He made pertinent revelations about his own entrepreneurship journey; why mentorship and training are very important tools for success, …

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  • A photo of African entrepreneurs at the TEF Forum held in 2016

    10 Things 2020 Taught Us at the Tony Elumelu Foundation

    For many, 2020 was the year of irreparable shock. Shock to systems, livelihoods, economies. In a time riddled with crisis, tension and uncertainty, people had to rely on the new fundamentals of survival. Global leaders had to reconsider how to handle globalization. Experts and policy leaders addressed socio-economic risks, and the vulnerability of global society …

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  • 58 Quotes from Tony Elumelu, Africa’s Most Prominent Philanthropist!

    Today marks the 58th birthday celebration of our Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, or T.O.E as we fondly call him. To celebrate this great milestone, we are sharing 58 of some of his most impactful quotes.    Are you an African entrepreneur? An Africapitalist at heart? A business-oriented person? Then these quotes will be incredibly insightful for you.  …

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  • Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

    Interview: TEF CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu Speaks on the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme with Africa24

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  • African Entrepreneurship Digest (December Edition): Ahunna Eziakonwa

    Making Impactful Strides in Africa – UNDP Regional Director for Africa, Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa

    In this interview, the UNDP Regional Director for Africa, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, speaks with the Tony Elumelu Foundation on the impact and challenges of development on the continent. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Global Development Network and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) – the leading champion of entrepreneurship in Africa – …

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  • Dealing with Pivots: When and How to do it effectively

    Moyo Olisa, Tony Elumelu Foundation If you grew up in an African household, chances are you were told that if you didn’t aspire to be a doctor, lawyer, banker or engineer, you were going to end up a failure – this was often supplemented with a purported cautionary tale about a layabout who lived in …

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