The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency dedicated to Growth and Development in Africa

Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges.

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

High-level session at UNCTAD's Africa eCommerce Week shows that the continent has the potential to scale e-commerce enterprises - but its new free trade area will be key.

New Initiative to Mitigate Risk for Global Solar Scale-up

The World Bank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) are developing a joint Global Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI), an integrated approach to tackle policy, technical and financial issues associated with scaling up solar energy deployment, especially in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Invest in the Cassava Processing in Nigeria

The cultivation of the improved cassava varieties by farmers in Nigeria has enhanced the position of Nigeria as the world-leading producer of cassava with production output of 45 million MT of fresh cassava root in 2014. However due to the lack of modern logistic, infrastructure and technology only about 30% of fresh cassava root are processed into finished products which are mainly cassava flour and cassava starch. Therefore, we oversee an opportunity for foreign investment in the cassava industry in Nigeria.
10 days ago

Digital pan-African platform to support young entrepreneurs launched for West and North Africa

Users can interact on the platform, leveraging features such as learning, an ecosystem map, and information around opportunities for funding youth development.

Planning and prospects for renewable power in West Africa

Low-cost renewable energy, especially from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, has become an increasingly important part of West Africa’s electricity supply. This report outlines three broad scenarios for the growth of renewables in the region’s power systems, particularly in relation to key national and regional targets.

Call for Proposals: Boosting Collective Action for Improved Water Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The main objective of the projects should be to improve the overall health and environment of the target populations through sustainable management and monitoring of water-related pollution by industrial activities.
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Call for applications: L’Afrique Excelle to support technology start-ups operating in Francophone Africa

The program highlights include two one-week residencies – one in Bamako, Mali and another in Paris, France - giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their business network and learn from mentors, peers, and local partners.
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Wind Power Potentials in Cameroon and Nigeria: Lessons from South Africa

Cameroon and Nigeria have huge wind energy potentials with similar climatic conditions and can benefit greatly from the huge success recorded in South Africa in terms of policy implementation, research, development and technical considerations. Therefore, this paper reviews the wind energy potentials, policies and future renewable energy road-maps in Cameroon and Nigeria and identifies their strength and weakness.
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A Review of Commercial Biogas Systems and Lessons for Africa

The review identified the critical barriers to commercial biogas development to be high initial capital costs, weak environmental policies, poor institutional framework, poor infrastructure and a general lack of willpower to implement renewable energy policies and set challenging targets.

Job Vacancy: Farm Manager for jojoba and castor oil plantations

Our Client is an international holding. They developed several industrial projects in West Africa in the field of Renewable Energy, Agro-Industry and Industrial Parks. They have mandate Smart International Consulting to recruit a Farm Manager for their jojoba and castor oil plantations.
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Call for projects: The Digital Lab Africa - Innovative project in multimedia production : web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music

The call targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies used, in one of the 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, digital music and animation.
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Africa-Europe Alliance to boost sustainable energy investments in Africa

A new high-level platform initiative brings together key players in the sustainable energy sector from the public and private sectors of both Europe and Africa.

Job Vacancy: Experts/Engineers specialized in Open Technology

We are looking for passionate Experts/Engineers specialized in Open Technology to join our team.
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Call for Applications: Al-Sumait Prize 2019 - Food Security in Africa

The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement in the Food Security on the African Continent.
Applications are closed

International Job Vacancy: Landscape Designer

The Landscape Designer will work on our industrial estate project.
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2 months ago

Call for Proposals: Improve the production and distribution of food in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field.
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Call for Applications: The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award

Announced at the One Young World Summit for the second year in a row, the call for applications for The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award has officially launched! There will be double the number of potential winners, from 5 to 10, with total value of all prizes combined - USD$100,000.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Food Systems Africa

Proposals shall assess and deliver better nutrition performance of African farming systems, strengthening the agro-biodiversity (and integrated aquaculture systems) and food diversity.
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Call for Applications: 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia

The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business.
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Call for Applications: The Tech Startups Challenge for women inclusion in Africa

To promote entrepreneurial initiatives managed by women and/or men, tackling the challenges of women's inclusion and gender inequalities – whether social, economic, cultural or political – and leveraging digital innovation for their development.
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Sustainable agricultural mechanization can redeem Africa from perpetual food insecurity

The framework presents a menu of priority elements to be considered by AUC Member States when developing their own national strategies for sustainable agricultural mechanization.

International Job Vacancy: Expert in Cassava value chain

The Expert in Cassava value chain will work with our team on the development of a commercial cassava plantation and an integrated cassava processing plant (cassava starch, waste to animal feed, waste to energy).
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How Microgrids Can Help Sub-Saharan Africa Achieve Universal Energy Access

Worldwide, an estimated 1.1 billion people still lack access to modern electricity services—and roughly 600 million of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

African Development Bank seeks partnerships to establish Staple Crop Processing Zones across Africa

The Bank’s ongoing initiatives had the objectives of growing income for farmers, stabilizing prices for staple crops, reducing losses and stimulating multiplier effects in local economies. With its Staple Crop Processing Zones and other initiatives, the Bank is demonstrating how this can be done.

Call for Applications: Business ventures in Sub-saharan Africa - Urban community housing solution, Agriculture, Healthcare, Renewable Energy, Water and Education

Vital Capital Fund is a $350 million private equity fund that invests in opportunities which simultaneously enhance the quality of life of communities in rapidly developing nations, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also delivering attractive financial returns for investors.
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7 months ago

Call for Applications: The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Fellowship

The purpose of the ABCF fellowship program is to develop capacity for agricultural biosciences research in Africa, to support research for development projects that ultimately contribute towards increasing food and nutritional security and/or food safety in Africa, and to facilitate access to the BecA-ILRI Hub facilities by African researchers (and their partners).
Applications are closed
7 months ago

Call for Applications: Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 for African Start-ups

Ecobank is looking for solutions that improve international trade and eCommerce processes by facilitating KYC and AML requirements. The solutions may reduce document management processes without compromising regulatory requirements, increase ease of payment, provide reduced charges and decrease reliance on FX.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Growing demand in Gum arabic means new opportunities for African producers

The transformation of gum arabic production into more income-generating activities has the potential to not only promote economic development through higher incomes, but also to secure rural livelihoods, empower vulnerable groups, including women, and promote synergies with natural resource management and climate change mitigation.
8 months ago

Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa

Renewable energy auctions have emerged as an important mechanism to drive the adoption of renewable sources for power generation. Like in other regions, auctions can help countries across sub-Saharan Africa achieve record-low prices for solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.
8 months ago

Anglophone West Africa’s brightening economic prospects

The economic forecast for Anglophone West Africa is looking brighter according to analysis by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published Anglophone West Africa section of its flagship financial website, Africa FICC. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is at last moving out of recession, Ghana’s growth continues to be strong, and the region’s smaller countries are picking up as they shake off the lingering effects of the Ebola outbreak in 2013-16.
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World Bank Approves $200 million to Help Côte d’Ivoire Increase Cashew Productivity and Promote Cashew Processing Industry

The World Bank today approved a $200 million loan to help Côte d’Ivoire increase cashew productivity, quality and promote the cashew processing industry in the country.
8 months ago

Call for applications: The Innovate for Life Fund 2018 for African Health Entrepreneurs

The Innovate for Life Fund aims to invest in African health entrepreneurs to accelerate home-grown health solutions for the African market. We offer African health sector-specific support: knowledge, network and access to funding. This is combined with business coaching by an experienced fund management organization.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

The African Development Bank is leading a call to action on Africa’s agro-industrialization in the cocoa value chain

Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according to experts. There is huge opportunity for Africa, the largest producer of cocoa in the world, to rake in economic value that the global market offers.
8 months ago

Africa’s premier investment marketplace to accelerate continent’s economic transformation

The Bank is providing collaborative leadership for a new 100% transactional initiative, the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), which provides Africa’s best opportunity so far to encourage accelerated economic transformation. The African Development Bank is working with the world’s leading financial institutions to de-risk investment through the platform and make it a springboard for Africa’s economic transformation.
9 months ago

EMPRICE project to foster youth entrepreneurship in the rice sectors of Mali and Senegal

In addition to 1,000 new jobs targeted, the project aims to increase revenues for up to 2,500 smallholder farmers in its two-year lifetime. More than 15,000 rural youth will be targeted via ICT channels with information on opportunities for entrepreneurship in the sector.
9 months ago

Access Power launches 2018 edition of the $7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition powering Africa & Asia

ACF 2018 aims to further build on the success of the previous three years where a total of 234 projects have been considered for the prize with several winning projects now benefiting from the mix of funding and technical expertise provided by Access Power.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Call for Expressions of Interest: Cost-sharing initiative for the set-up of Unmanned Aerial Systems services for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

CTA, in partnership with Parrot, a global leader in the professional UAV industry, has decided to support an increase in the number of UAS operators and countries covered across Africa.
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9 months ago

Call for Applications: The 2018 African Entrepreneurship Award

This year, the African Entrepreneurship Award will fund $1 million USD to African entrepreneurs with scalable and sustainable businesses in 2 new categories: Sports and Innovation.
Applications are closed
9 months ago