The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have launched a youth entrepreneurship programme for the Sahel region of Africa. The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship programme will train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa in 10 years . The goal is to contribute to the overall target to generate at least 10million new jobs and $10 billion in new annual revenues across Africa. The partnership will target young Africans in under-served communities from seven Sahel African countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso.
- Area: Entrepreneurship.
- Number of awards: The program is at pilot phase where an initial group of 2,000 entrepreneurs from eligible countries will be selected.
- Duration: 12 weeks.
- Target group: Open to African entrepreneur residing in any of the listed countries below.
African entrepreneurs will gain a non-refundable seed capital, access to a 12-week business training and mentoring. They will also receive visibility and numerous business networking opportunities.
To apply for the TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship programme:
- You must be an African entrepreneur residing in any of the listed countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso
- Your business must not be more than 3 years in existence. Potential businesses at the idea stage are encouraged.
- You cannot apply if you have been a beneficiary of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.
Please submit your application for the TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship programme by clicking the apply button and filling out the form. For more detail, please visit the official page.