April 13, 2021

France To Open €3.5bn Initiative For SMEs In Nigeria

The French Minister of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, Franck Riester, had arrived in Nigeria to open the ‘Choose Africa’ conference, a €3.5 billion initiative by the France President, Emmanuel Macron, which is dedicated to supporting the development of start-ups and SMEs in Africa. ‘’The minister will have several official meetings in Abuja and Lagos to […]

April 12, 2021

100 Software Developers In Nigeria Gain Internship Opportunities In The UK

Nigerian Software developers and SMEs enjoyed a major boost when the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub announced its partnership with Decagon for its Dev-Placement Programme.The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is one of the UK Government Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport initiatives established with the aim to support Nigeria’s Tech- ecosystem by promoting high-end digital skills and  […]

April 9, 2021

5 African Startups Get Grant Cash From GSMA Innovation Fund

The GSMA’s Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion, which supports startups in Africa and Asia that help to increase mobile internet adoption and use, has awarded grant capital to five African startups. This is the latest of such funds run by the GSMA, after other focused offerings in 2019 and 2018.  Supported […]

April 8, 2021

Swarovski Foundation Wants To Help Young Creatives In Sustainable Development With Global Grants & Mentorship Program

The Swarovski Foundation has launched ‘Swarovski Foundation Institute: Creatives for Our Future,’ a new global grant initiative designed with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to identify and accelerate the next generation of creative leaders in sustainability across fashion, design, art, architecture, science, technology and engineering. Creativity is a tool for evolution, not just of […]

April 7, 2021

How To Apply For The Global Citizen Fellowship Program

Applications for the Fellowship Program, powered by BeyGOOD, are now open. Though young Africans are bursting with potential and are incredibly influential, they are among the hardest hit by unemployment and skill shortage. Through our partnership with BeyGOOD, Global Citizen is helping to empower them to reach their full potential, become agents of change, and […]

April 6, 2021

African Talent Recruitment Startup, TalentQL Gets Techstars Backing As It Plans Global Expansion

TalentQL Nigerian talent recruitment startup, recently announced its entry into the Techstars Toronto accelerator program.  It will be joining the others like Plentywaka and eight startups in the class of 2021 and will also receive  $120k in funding from Techstars. Africa’s developer talent space has been growing steadily in recent years, but available data shows […]

April 5, 2021

Nestlé, Technoserve Unveil Project Targeting 5,000 Farmers In Four Value Chains

Nestlé, IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative, and TechnoServe have announced the launch of the Developing Inclusive Grain Value Chains project. The program will aid 5,000 smallholder farmers earn better livelihoods by supplying high-quality maize, soybeans, millet, and sorghum to Nestlé. The program which last for seven-month project will enable more inclusive and transparent sourcing of […]

April 2, 2021

Microsoft Launches Second Edition Of The Game Of Learners Program For Kenyan and Nigerian University Students

Microsoft has announced the kick-off of Season 2 of the Game of Learners (GOL) program, an initiative directed at enhancing the digital and coding skills amongst university students in Kenya and Nigeria. An initiative of Microsoft’s Africa Development Center (ADC), the programme is to run in the form of a hackathon and engages directly with […]

April 1, 2021

Applications Open For Inclusive Fintech Talent Programme

The Catalyst Fund Inclusive Fintech Programme, managed by BFA Global, has opened applications for its latest internship cohort. The Catalyst Fund has 12 internship opportunities available at various fintech startups across Africa, the initiative will help facilitate placing successful applicants. Abby Butkus, Program Manager for Catalyst Fund and Program Lead for the Inclusive Fintech Talent […]

March 31, 2021

DBN Gives First Tranche Of N1 Billion MSMEs Fund To LivingTrust Mortgage Bank

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) has given the first tranche of the N1 billion to the LivingTrust Mortgage Bank to disburse to Micro Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs). LivingTrust Mortgage Bank disburses mortgage products which include national housing fund, mortgage loans, commercial mortgages, property acquisition loans and other financial services, and caters to customers […]

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