Tag Archives: African entrepreneurs

  • TEF and French Development Agency (AFD) – Collaborative Research Report

    Click here to download the collaborative research report on the socio-economic impact of TEF Entrepreneurs in their communities. 4

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  • Young African entrepreneur inspecting a solar panel


    The Tony Elumelu Foundation launches a first-of-its-kind Green Entrepreneurship Programme to address African youth unemployment, in partnership with UNICEF Generation Unlimited (GenU) and IKEA Foundation. The application portal for BeGreen Africa is now open on TEFConnect, the Tony Elumelu Foundation’s digital platform, to all waste management start-ups in Kenya, and green start-ups in Morocco, Nigeria, …

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  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Creating Opportunities for People Thriving with Disabilities in Africa

    In recent years, the concept of inclusive entrepreneurship has gained worldwide momentum. In real time, we are collectively witnessing the catalytic impact of democratising economic opportunities in an inclusive manner to global citizens. At the forefront of this movement in Africa is the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). Having recognised that diversity and inclusivity are the …

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  • Sustainable Development: Balancing Profitability and Environmental Sustainability in Africa

    In recent years, the concept of sustainable development has gained significant traction across the globe, with a growing recognition that economic growth and environmental stewardship must go hand in hand. Africa, a continent rich in natural resources and brimming with untapped potential, faces a unique opportunity to chart a sustainable development path that balances profitability …

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  • From Aid to Enterprise: Rethinking Development Strategies in Africa

    Africa, with its immense potential and untapped resources, has long been a focal point of international development efforts. Traditionally, aid has been the primary approach to addressing the continent’s socio-economic challenges. However, in recent years, there has been a growing recognition that aid alone cannot sustainably transform Africa’s fortunes. The Tony Elumelu Foundation advocates for …

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  • Transcription of Business Daily Meets: Tony Elumelu by BBC

    I believe that no one but us will develop Africa. I believe that the private sector has a role to play in the development of our continent. I believe that government is critical but more importantly, private sector should lead in the area of development. It is that intersection of government, public sector coming together …

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  • Interview BBC World transcrite du président

    Présentateur de l’actualité : En parlant de relations d’affaires, Une grande question, l’Afrique doit-elle repenser sa relation avec les entreprises ? C’est le point de vue de l’un des plus grands économistes et philanthropes du continent, Tony Elumelu. Il promeut ce qu’il appelle l’africapitalisme – l’idée que le secteur privé peut transformer l’économie et la …

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  • Our Founder, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu’s Transcribed BBC World TV Interview.

    News Presenter: Speaking of business relationships, A big question, does Africa need to rethink its relationship with business? That’s the view of one of the continent’s leading economists and philanthropists, Tony Elumelu. He is promoting what he calls Africapitalism – the idea that the private sector can transform Africa’s economy and society for the better. …

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  • Unleashing the potential of digital transformation and the role of TEF in empowering African businesses

    In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the transformative power of technology has become undeniable. Across the globe, businesses are leveraging digital tools and innovation to enhance productivity, increase efficiency, and unlock new opportunities. In Africa, the potential of digital transformation is immense, offering the continent a pathway to leapfrog traditional development barriers and accelerate economic …

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  • Cultivating a Culture of Entrepreneurship: Fostering an Enabling Environment in Africa

    Entrepreneurship has emerged as a powerful force driving economic growth, jobs creation, and social transformation in Africa. To effectively unleash our continent’s full potential, it is crucial to cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship, and create an enabling environment that can foster successful small and medium sized businesses. The Tony Elumelu Foundation recognizes the importance of …

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