Tag Archives: #TEFWOMAN

  • Hard Lessons I Learnt On Partnerships and Entrepreneurship – Gloria Lwakabamba

    It is said often that failure is part of the journey to success. Tanzanian entrepreneur Gloria Lwakabamba, an Alumni of the 2015 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, believes in hard work and making dreams come true through it. Originally from Rwanda, born in Tanzania and spending her formative years in Nigeria, Gloria’s diverse background is …

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  • Getting into Aquaculture in Zambia

    Cuts in imports of fisheries products which traditionally supplemented domestic fish production, have led to Zambia facing a fish deficit, unable to efficiently meet customers’ demand. Carol Moonga’s goal is to supply clean, fresh, healthy and affordable products to consumers while putting Zambia on the map to be a breadbasket of Africa and the world …

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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 Mauricette Kobozo Yadibert

    How Mauricette Kobozo Yadibert is Driving Inclusivity in the Central African Republic

    In 2004, 11-year-old Kobozo Yadibert Mauricette first became aware of the project that would empower her community and later make her a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur with her enterprise, WA NZIN A GA ZO. Still so young, she got engaged in scouting, which further inspired her desire to foster community-driven work. She challenged himself with tasks …

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  • Taking the Leap into Entrepreneurship

    with Botswana entrepreneur Nametso Matlhaga Every entrepreneur is familiar with the feeling of trepidation just before taking the leap to begin a new business or become an entrepreneur: Do I have what it takes? Is it worth it? How do I start? Getting through this stage usually requires validating ideas and exploring to understand more …

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  • Nora Chaynane’s Business, Shine Space, Offers Students in Morocco Opportunities to Learn Early and Prepare for the Future

    In Morocco, 80% of students between the age of 15 – 18 are uncertain about their future. As a result, they graduate without the personal and professional skills needed for the world of work. To tackle this growing silent crisis, TEF Entrepreneur and Founder of Shine Space, Nora Chaynane founded Shine Space, Morroco’s foremost socio-educational …

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  • Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa

    2020 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30, Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa is Using Technology to Forge a Better Tomorrow

    Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, 24, Uganda Founder and Executive Director of Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab Industry: Artificial intelligence in medicine At only 24, Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa is an entrepreneur with a background in the medical field. She is also a cancer survivor. But she would rather you call her an entrepreneur, she expresses, as she arrives …

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  • Meet Caroline Denekombaye, TEFxUNDP Entrepreneurship Programme Beneficiary

    About me My name is Caroline Denekombaye, I am a seamstress but am hearing impaired.  My motivation  In addition to the challenges of getting by in a society that is built for people with hearing ability, deaf people also have to deal with the stigma that society places on them. Job opportunities available to them …

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  • Nigerian Starbucks’ copycat launches Happy Coffee

    Princess Adeyinka Tekenah: telling Nigerians there’s more to life than instant coffee/Grace Ekpu, for the FT Princess Adeyinka Tekenah has a mission in life — becoming Nigeria’s Howard Schultz. “I love the Starbucks model, and I am determined to build a coffee narrative particular to Nigeria,” she says. Aiming at strengthening the coffee-drinking culture in …

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  • Meet Nabuuma Shamim Kaliisa, a 24-year-old Cancer Survivor Who Considers Herself a Social Entrepreneur and Innovator.

    This is Me I am determined to not only exist but to thrive and to help others thrive. My name is Nabuuma Shamim Kaliisa, I am a 24-year-old cancer survivor! While I have medical training/education, I consider myself more as a social entrepreneur and an innovator in the field of medicine. My Business Idea was …

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