Official: AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 is open to all African entrepreneurs

Secretary Clinton Meets With African Women EntrepreneursHillary Clinton Meets With African Women Entrepreneurs. (Image source: US Department of State/Commons)The winner of the AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship will be offered a yearlong media promotion and a cash prize 

The Rabobank Foundation sponsored event will promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. EMRC is launching the annual "AFIF Entrepreneurship Award" is calling for all Africa-based entrepreneurs to take part in the awards, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media. 

The winner of the award, will recieve a US$10,000 cash prize, a yearlong media promotion with support in and out of Africa, free participartion in the AFIF 2017 and pre-conference training.

“The AFIF Entrepreneurship AWARD aims to spotlight leading innovation private sector projects happening today in Africa. This is the moment when entrepreneurs can showcase their remarkable achievements, where partners and participants get to know about outstanding projects which are pushing boundaries in their community and country and where other entrepreneurs can be inspired and receive much-needed know-how,” says Inês Bastos, Senior Project Manager at EMRC and head of AFIF 2017.

The current holder of the Award, Lazaro Mwakipesile, head of Raphael Group (Tanzania), has seen a vast change since participating in the competition. “I am now internationally known. Since AFIF 2015, I have travelled abroad four times for presentation and defending of proposals. Furthermore, I expect to travel to USA this December 2016 for a meeting at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,” he explains

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