African Development Bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund provides more than $7.3 million for youth jobs and skills
In June and July of this year, an African Development Bank technical review committee approved eight project proposals to receive funding in an important milestone for its Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy. Approved proposals will receive grant funding of more than $7.3 million to operationalize their activities, creating several new enterprises and an estimated 20,000 jobs for youth across the continent.
For Women’s History Month, we spotlight Oluwaseun Sangoleye, founder of Baby Grubz, a Nigerian baby food company. As a first runner-up in the African Development Bank’s 2020 AgriPitch competition, Sangoleye and Baby Grubz received a $10,000 grant from the Bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund. We asked Sangoleye about her journey to change the way mothers think about nutrition and feeding their babies.
On International Youth Day, we recommit to engage young entrepreneurs working toward Africa’s Covid-19 resilience
International Youth Day on 12 August celebrates young people around the globe and what better time for the African Development Bank to renew our promise to accelerate entrepreneurship, create more jobs and stay aligned with the evolving needs of young people in Africa, even amidst these uncertain times.
Drcloud, one of 20 AfricavsVirus winners, offers Nigerians telemedicine and community via a mobile app
In April 2020, the Drcloud team entered the AfricavsVirus Challenge(link is external), a competition for solutions to the challenges facing African communities as a result of Covid-19. Their innovativeness and ability to meet the needs of Nigerians unable to access in-person healthcare due to the pandemic earned them a position among the Challenge’s top 20 solutions.
Hosted by Include Ventures Partners Bahiyah Y. Robinson (CEO, VC Include) and Taj Ahmad Eldridge (Senior Director for Investment, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator), VC Include’s Black Voices in Sustainable Investing speaks with asset managers, network creators and allocators about ESG investing in 2021 and beyond.
Le Sénégal tend à devenir un modèle révolutionnaire dans le secteur de l’assainissement avec un programme national axé sur l’assainissement autonome.
#SomaliaResponds was a crowdfunding and social media campaign to encourage Somali diaspora communities to support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts in Somalia. We wrote all content for the social media toolkit that was used as an outreach tool for Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter.
Everyday Heroes highlights local leaders who are contributing to peace in their communities and in Somalia. These leaders, activists, youth and inspired everyday citizens are serving as role models and symbols of hope by inspiring others to reclaim, rebuild and revitalize their communities. This video series highlights grassroots progress in local governance, education, women’s empowerment and youth activism.
The African Development Bank has announced 20 finalists of the AfricavsVirus Challenge(link is external) who will receive a grant of up to $20,000 as well as access to business development and other in-kind services.
Celebrated worldwide every 28 May, Menstrual Hygiene Day raises awareness about menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and the important role it plays in improving the wellbeing of women and girls. Throughout the year, Speak Up Africa prioritizes MHM as a key focus area for the organization, impacting how menstrual health is talked about and advocated for across West Africa.
Market liberalisation, globalisation and agribusiness expansion is growing rapidly around the globe. Increased demand for agriculture, especially within Africa, is creating an opportunity for emerging agribusinesses.
On International Women’s Day, Speak Up Africa partners with Apiafrique to deliver menstrual hygiene management workshop for high school students
Openly approaching subjects long thought to be cultural taboo is not always an easy task. However, advocating for a better understanding of menstrual hygiene is one commitment Speak Up Africa is dedicated to improving with its campaign “No Taboo Periods”.
Did you enjoy the first installment of “The Agenda”? I’ve spent several weeks thinking about creating a way to share all the goodies I discover on women doing #BOSS things across tech–as both founders and funders–but let fear hold me back for while. However, June turned out to be a good month for releasing fears and “saying yes” to all the things that scared me.