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Enter our competition for African diaspora social enterprises to win £30,000 in matched funding

Are you an African diaspora  entrepreneur who runs a successful business? Are you looking to expand in Africa? Specifically, in Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone or Zimbabwe? Join our “Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator” competition, for a chance to win £30, 000 to expand your business on the continent!

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AFFORD continues to deliver and support its Diaspora Volunteering Programme (DVP) which it piloted with VSO. AFFORD’s DVP continues to focus on enterprise development in Africa. Resource Persons (RPs) are recruited and inducted by AFFORD and VSO were sent to Ghana and Sierra Leone as part of the Business Development Support.

We work in partnership with IntEnt (an organisation based in The Netherlands) to run an enterprise development project for members of the diaspora who want to set up businesses in Ghana. Our Business Development Support (BDS) project was designed and based on recruiting and training local Business Coaches in Sierra Leone (to complement the visiting diaspora RPs); having centres where people can go to for advice; working with micro businessesand assisting with access to other business services and support.

AFFORD Resource Persons (RPs) worked with AFFORD-SL to win a competitive tender to develop, deliver and manage a national ‘Business Planning Competition’ branded as ‘Business Bomba Competition’ to stimulate entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone.

We also started discussions with Enterprise UK about participation in Global Enterprise Week (GEW) and becoming the implementation partner in Sierra Leone. GEW is a week of concentrated activities held every November. Enterprise events are coordinated to highlight the developmental benefits of enterprise and to stimulate entrepreneurship across the world.

We also developed SCORE4Africa as a social enterprise, to extend and enhance the linkages between football and African development. Funds raised would be used to support football and sports related enterprise.