Call For Applications – ABC West Africa Programme for Diaspora Entrepreneurs interested in doing business in Senegal
Applications are now open for the ABC West Africa Programme to support entrepreneurs in the diaspora to grow and expand their businesses to meet economic challenges in Senegal.
ABC West Africa (ABC W/A) is co-funded by the Swiss Cooperation (SDC) and AFFORD UK. ABC W/A brings together a series of programmes, schemes and initiatives aimed at promoting, stimulating and harnessing diaspora investment opportunities for job and wealth creation. The aim of this is to be a catalyst for the efficient and effective development of the African social economy.
For more information on the criteria, guidelines and how to apply [click to download prospectus]
ABC Diaspora Finance (ABC-DF) is a major programme within the ABC W/A programme. It is a blended space offering a combination of grants and alternative financing such as loans and equity.
The program aims to increase employability and business creation in Senegal, through development, business counselling sessions, mentorship and investment to enable them to create sustainable income opportunities.
- Access to finance
- You will also have the opportunity to benefit from a cash investment (in the form of grants).
- Technical support
- The program will provide you with training sessions to allow you to properly structure your business, have a good understanding of your market and master your business model.
- Access to a network of entrepreneurs
- You will have the opportunity to strengthen your entrepreneurial and community spirit with a network of entrepreneurs and resource persons from diaspora business professionals who will assist you.
- Eligibility Criteria
- Diaspora entrepreneurs with an interest in growing their business in , or expanding to Senegal.
ABC W.A. Senegal – Call for Applications Timeline 2022
|Stage 1 Application open (Diaspora)||13-Apr|
|Roadshow / Information session 1||05-May|
|Roadshow / Information session 2 (Social Enterprise Training)||12-May|
|Roadshow / Information session 3||31-May|
|Stage 1 Application closed (Diaspora)||05-Jun|
|Selection and Notification||Jun-22|
|Stage 2 Application opens||Aug-22|
|Stage 2 Application closes||Sept -22|
|Final notification to selected entrepreneurs||Nov-22|
|Grant period begins||Dec-22 / Jan-23|
ABC Diaspora Accelerator Training & Coaching
|Selection and Notification||Jun 2022|
|Accelerator Training begins||Jun 2022|
|Accelerator Training ends||Aug 2022|