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. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.