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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.

 

18403396 1434909589905329 1579260665393888713 nThe 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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The Helping Hand Project

In collaboration with Kwabre Ne Sekyere Belgium,Mfantesman vzw,Voice of Women International, Kente FM and other African organizations, we are organizing "The Helping Hand project",is an action started in 2016, aimed at feeding the homeless in the Brussels area. We are in need of volunteers to help with the cooking, packing and distribution of food to the homeless and needy. We are also still looking for sponsors for this project. We do not accept funds but prefer sponsorship in the form of donations of desired food items, food packaging materials. if you are interested in giving a helping hand, contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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