The launching of the new book-Diaspora, Food and Identity organized by The Food Bridge vzw was a success. Friends and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and professions were present to support the founder of The Food Bridge vzw, Dr Maureen Duru. The special guest of honour Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the executive governor of Imo state Nigeria was represented by the deputy governor Prince Eze Madumere.
The African Diaspora Projects initiative has kicked off with great success. The first session moderated by Ms Marie-Charlotte Tetepo had ten entrepreneurs out of the 23 entries we got, presenting their projects to the expert team from Entrepreneurs from Entrepreneurs.
The session started with the founder of The Food Bridge vzw Maureen Duru introducing the organization and explaining the motive for this new initiative. The General Manager of Ondernemers voor Ondernemers Mr Bjorn Macauter also introduced the organization and explained the different ways they support social enterprises in the global south. This was followed by a testimonial by Mr Werner Sels, the founder of Entrepreneurs without Border.
Dr Jessica Nanyunja, the CEO and Founder of Harmony Nutrifoods Ltd Uganda, who is a beneficiary of Ondernemers voor Ondernemers spoke about her experience as an entrepreneur. she also spoke about the support she got from Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs and how that helped her business.
All the Entrepreneurs that pitched their projects were also asked questions by the experts, who in turn provided them with feedbacks. Four projects were chosen to move on to the next stage, while the rest will be accessed further and offered support as deemed necessary by the experts.
The Foodbridge vzw in collaboration with Networking for Africans in Belgium, Renaissance Africaine asbl, De La Luna Agency, Solidev, YABS Network, with the support of Ondernemers voor Ondernemers vzw, is organizing African Diaspora Projects Initiative 2017 REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/adpi2017
The aim of this initiative is to give members of the African Diaspora with social entrepreneurial ideas and projects, an opportunity to pitch these to a team of experts from Ondernemers voor Ondernemers vzw.
Entrepreneurs will have 7 minutes in the first phase to present their ideas or projects. Each participant is expected to register before the 25th of May, indicating:
• The name of the project
• The sector of activity
• The location of the activity in Africa
• A one page synopsis of the project
• The expected social impact of your project in Africa
• The viability and the potential for profit in 3 years
• The required financial investment
Selected projects could get investment of between 5,000€ and 100,000€. Although the focus is on agro-food projects, other projects in affiliated sectors such as transportation, waste management, energy, technology, etc. can also be presented as part of this initiative.
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/adpi2017
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