Join us on the 25th of April 2018 at the Bouchout Castle, Meise Botanic Garden Belgium to discuss the African Diaspora input in the agro food sector.
Some of the speakers at the forum are -
Mr Solomon Agyin - Founder King Solomon Warehouse cash and Carry Antwerp
Pierre Thiam - Senegalese Chef and Co-founder Yolele Foods New York
Rev Father Chika Onyejiuwa - Executive Secretary Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEJFN) Brussels
Suzanne Awung Nvenekeng - Owner Suzzy Farms Cameroun
Odile Ano - Founder 1001Noyaux( producers of Mango oil)
Zilipa Nyirabyago- Solidev (Coffee Producers) Rwanda
Maureen Duru - Founder, The Food Bridge vzw
Frederic Ponsot - Remittances and Financial Inclusion Specialist, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Bjorn Macauter - General Manager Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Belgium
Jérôme Degreef- Directeur scientifique Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Piet Stoffelen - Director Collections, Meise Botanic Garden
Filip Vandelook - Researcher Meise Botanic Garden
For the African Diaspora Projects Initiative 2018, the eleven entrepreneurs whose projects were selected, had two days of intensive business bootcamp from VITO Belgium at the Thomas More College Mechelen. During the bootcamp, each project's team was also supported by experts from Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Belgium and students of Thomas More College.
This Bootcamp will be followed by three days of coaching. During each session, the participants will also practise their pitch in preparation for the final pitching event before investors on the 24th of April 2018.
Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs vzw(Ondernemers voor ondernemers), The African Diaspora Projects Initiative and the Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO) is launching a new call for projects with the theme "Sustainable Technologies for Africa". Applications can be submitted from the 1st of February to the 2nd of March 2018.
This initiative is with the support of our partners from the African Diaspora in Belgium including FAAB vzw, The Food Bridge vzw, Afropreneur Belgium, The One community, African Renaissance asbl, Networking for Africans in Belgium, De la Luna Agency, The One Community, Solidev asbl, Yabs Network and the Thomas More University.
Companies, aspiring entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists from the African diaspora with great ideas for a sustainable economy can participate in this “Sustainable Technologies for Africa” call for project. With the SusTech4Africa competition, VITO, the African Diaspora Projects Initiative and Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs will accelerate the founding and growth of cleantech industry in African Countries, by connecting local African and Belgian cleantech companies. This call for project is open to all sectors, however you need to state clearly how your project fits the theme “Sustainable Technologies for Africa”.
The Helping Hand Project