The African Development Bank AfDB, in the framework of its activities aimed at encouraging access of women entrepreneurs to finance in Africa through its action plan called AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa), partners with Entreprenarium to build the capacity of 100 women entrepreneurs in Guinea and 1,000 on the continent.
In Guinea, 100 participants will be selected on application form with the Prime Minister and the Entreprenarium Foundation. Out of 167 applications received, 100 participants were chosen on the basis of criteria adapted to the reality on the ground in the country, namely companies which are essentially young and in the process of being structured. Participants will benefit from theoretical and practical instruction delivered by expert trainers. In addition to training, this program will also provide access to finance. Thus, the most promising business projects will be analyzed in order to benefit from funding granted either by commercial banks or by microfinance institutions according to their level of maturity.
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This is an opportunity for participating entrepreneurs to take part in two-day interactive Masterclasses to discover advanced technologies and share practical examples on business model development and financial planning.
To be eligible, participants had to:
- Reside or be able to stay in Conakry;
- Commit to follow the 2 days of Masterclass
- Meet all the criteria mentioned in the form to download from this link: https://survey.entreprenarium.org/form/id/102532 <https://survey.entreprenarium.org/form/id/102532>
The Masterclass will take place at the end of July in Conakry. For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.