• Binti Mwallau

    Meet the Entrepreneur Connecting Kenyans to Healthy food

    When Binti Mwallau started Hasanat Ventures, her dairy processing company in Kenya, she expected some resistance from her peers in an industry dominated by men. But she was surprised to run into more skepticism from her customers. Despite her background in finance and biochemistry, many of them questioned her credibility as a woman entrepreneur. Worried …

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    Playing the Long Game: An Africa Beyond Aid

    Africa’s population, which currently has the majority between 15 and 24, is expected to double by 2045 according to the African Development Bank, a partner of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. To mitigate the effects of this, the continent will need to create more jobs, policies and implementation plans that will allow for a more competitive …

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  • Greenrev

    Greenrev’s Approach to Fighting Malnourishment in Rwanda

    Two years before he launched his enterprise GREENREV GR LTD, Joseph Niyomukiza could not stop thinking of how much more cost-effective food fortification is to vaccinations in preventing or fighting disease. The idea was rooted in the development of his country, Rwanda. Yet, it was not until the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, where he received …

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  • TEF Alumni Lalita Purbhoo Junggee

    Lalita Purbhoo Junggee is Reducing Mauritius’ Carbon Footprint with Biodegradable Products

    When Design & Print Co LTD launched in 2011, the big idea was to power large format digital printing in Mauritius. The company, founded by Lalita, would print mainly outdoor advertising: billboards and banners. A few years later, they realized that they had become part of an industry that generates a lot of solid waste. …

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  • TEF Alumni Regis Umugiraneze

    Regis Umugiraneza’s Innovative Idea is Maximizing the Use of Sweet Potatoes in Rwanda

    In his fourth year of studying Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Rwanda, Regis Umugiraneza had an idea about sweet potatoes in Rwanda and sub-Saharan Africa. Choosing to go the extra mile, he used his dissertation to interrogate this idea further, and in 2014, he realized he could add value to this crop. Rwanda often experienced …

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  • “Perseverance is one of the key elements for running a business,” – Paul Nyambe

    It’s All about a Long-term View If success is the goal, then it can be said that perseverance is the engine. Few individuals are able to achieve great things without first overcoming the obstacles that stand in their way. Many individuals who decided to set out on their own are familiar with the hardest part …

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    PREVISUALIZAR  O Programa de Empreendedorismo da Fundação Tony Elumelu é um compromisso de 100 milhões de dólares assumido pela família Elumelu para capacitar 10.000 empresários africanos durante um período de 10 anos, formação, orientação e financiamento. O objetivo é criar pelo menos um milhão de empregos e contribuir com mais de 10mil milhões de dólares em receitas para a economia africana.   Através do seu principal Programa de Empreendedorismo, a Fundação capacita os empreendedores africanos e o ecossistema de empreendedorismo em 54 países africanos. O currículo de formação TEF foi projetado para segmentar empreendedores com base na capacidade e …

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  • Tony Elumelu and Ambassador Daniel Bertrand

    Belgium Confers Highest National Honour on African Philanthropist, Tony Elumelu

    The Kingdom of Belgium has conferred the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, the country’s oldest and most important National Honour, on Africa’s leading investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, in recognition of his commitment to poverty eradication and the economic empowerment of young Africans. The Ambassador of Belgium to Nigeria, …

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  • A cross-section of young African entrepreneurs at the 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Forum

    Le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement et la Fondation Tony Elumelu (TEF) annoncent un programme de relance pour le Mali destiné à l’autonomisation de 10000 jeunes entrepreneurs maliens

    – Le Programme Entrepreneurial TEF-PNUD Mali tire parti du savoir-faire du Programme entrepreneurial panafricain de la Fondation Tony Elumelu qui a pour vocation d’identifier, de former et de financer des jeunes entrepreneurs – Un soutien économique pour restaurer la paix et la stabilité au Mali 1er Novembre 2020, Bamako, Mali – Le Programme des Nations …

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  • Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and UNDP Announce Recovery Programme for Mali. Opens Applications to Empower 10,000 Young Malian Entrepreneurs

    Cliquez ici pour la version française The TEF-UNDP Mali Entrepreneurship Programme leverages the Pan-African Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme knowhow and process to identify, train and fund young entrepreneurs A critical economic intervention to restore peace and economic stability in Mali November 1, 2020, Bamako, Mali – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global development …

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