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The King Baudouin Foundation Honors Founder of WeCyclers, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

On October 25, The King Baudouin Foundation, the leading resource for philanthropic giving to Europe and Africa, held a private dinner at Sea Grill in New York City to honor Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola the founder of WeCyclers. WeCyclers is a Lagos-based social enterprise focused on giving low-income communities in developing countries a chance to capture value from …

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Wefarm secures $13 Million in funding to scale its Smallholder Agricultural Ecosystem

Wefarm.co the digital network for global small-scale agriculture has raised $13 million in a Series A financing round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm True Ventures. This financing round will help Wefarm further scale its network of 1.9 million farmers, and its newly created Marketplace, to connect farmers in Africa, even those without internet …

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Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference Resolution Calls for the Inclusion of Women in the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Process

A resolution adopted at the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) 5th Annual Conference & Expo, could have far reaching implications for women economic empowerment in Africa. The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Conference made history this week when it called for the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa …

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Society for Africans in the Diaspora to host its 9th Annual African Diaspora Award

This year\’s event is themed, the \”Passport To Africa – Homecoming 2019.\” SAiD is kicking off a major landmark campaign targeting the African-Americans and African Diaspora to mark the 400 year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans\’ arrival in Virginia by returning home to Africa in the year 2020. One of the main goals of …

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Apply: NGO CSW64 Women of Distinction Awards

Every year NGO CSW/NY presents the Woman of Distinction Award to a woman in recognition of her leadership in the struggle for gender equality, human rights and women’s empowerment. In 2020 as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing +25, we have decided to honor five (5) women, one from …

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Register for the African Diaspora Investment Symposium

African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2020 (ADIS2020) is the fifth annual global convening of leaders, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs who seek to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa. Located in Silicon Valley, the innovation and entrepreneurial capital of the world, the conference aims to inspire and empower participants to …

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Magnify Your Impact: Apply to become a Harambean

Harambeans are African Innovators scaling businesses across the length and breadth of Africa. If you are looking for ways to magnify your impact as an entrepreneur in Africa, then join the 13th Class of Harambeans. You will benefit from our Ecosystem of Opportunities to support your entrepreneurial aspirations, including: Fellowships and Grants from our partners  …

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Andela launches The Power of “X” campaign as it scales engineering teams across the continent

Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers, is recruiting mid and senior level developers in 2019, as part of a new Power of ‘X’ campaign, as it looks to scale its operations and meet growing demand. This comes as more companies seek to enhance their technology teams via distributed workforces. …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum set to take place in Abuja

Every year, the Tony Elumelu Foundation—Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship—hosts the largest convening of entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders in one location. This year, the 5th edition themed “Empowering African Entrepreneurs” will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton, in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The forum will feature masterclasses, a dynamic pitching competition, electrifying panel debates, and the Presidential …

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