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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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  • Expanding your Business Beyond your Country: Business beyond Physical Borders

    Interview with Titi Akinola, TEFConnect, the Tony Elumelu Foundation How can entrepreneurs take advantage of the digital economy to expand their business beyond their country? Let’s start by defining what exactly the digital economy refers to. In simple terms, it refers to an economy based on digital technologies; mostly perceived as conducting business over the …

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  • Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

    Resolving Conflicts in Africa: The Role of the African Youth

    As seen in Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and Congo, social, political and economic conflicts have swept across the continent this year, escalating the issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, thus creating more havoc.  In this interview, the CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu discusses the impact of prolonged unresolved issues on entrepreneurship in Africa …

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  • Yoga Studio Owner, Nana Amoako-Anin, Shares Ways Technology is Driving Traffic to Her Business in Ghana

    Nana Amoako-Anin is the Founder of Bliss Yoga Accra, one of the few full-service yoga studios credited with popularising yoga in Ghana. What does your business do and how do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?Bliss Yoga Accra is one of the few full-service yoga studios in West Africa. Offering group/private yoga classes, as well …

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  • Founder Parkupp, Palesa Moloi, shares the Mistakes She Made in Business

    In this interview, South African entrepreneur Palesa Moloi, founder of ParkUpp, a mobile parking application that helps users find parking off-street and on-street, shares with TEF how her company is using technology to achieve their business goals. What does your business do and how do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?  We are a digital …

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  • Things to Look Out for When Growing an Online Business

    written by Oyindamola Oyeduntan, Heirs Holdings If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is that doing business remotely is here to stay. Even more so, many online businesses have been birthed and more will be birthed. Every online business owner must ensure that their business is protected, and crossing the …

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  • Eloi Fillion

    An Interview on a New Approach to Sustainable Development across Africa with Head of Delegation, ICRC, Eloi Fillion

    The ICRC has remained committed to ensuring that humanitarian needs are met in a manner that reduces risks to a population that is already vulnerable, and now incorporating COVID-19 preventive measures during humanitarian interventions such as social distancing, handwashing and mask-wearing. We speak to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation, Eloi Fillion, …

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  • TEF International Youth Day speakers

    22 Quotes from the International Youth Day with TEF

    Today, we marked the International Youth Day with an event themed “Investing in Africa’s Future: Youth Empowerment through Entrepreneurship” which featured an intellectual discourse on the critical role of the youth in igniting their potential, population, and influence to create mechanisms for sustainable development across the continent. Here are some notable quotes from the event: …

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  • 5 Young African Entrepreneurs Growing Eco-friendly Businesses on the Continent

    Eco-entrepreneurship is the new fad of startup entrepreneurship, not because of its rising popularity, but its potential to transform our environment, improving the quality of life.  In Africa, green entrepreneurship is gaining significant traction, with more and more young African entrepreneurs seeking innovative ways to solve immediate environmental challenges, while making profits.   Here a …

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