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TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 (Seed Funding available)

Deadline: August 5, 2019

Applications for the TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 are now open. The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to empower 100,000 additional entrepreneurs over 10 years from seven Sahel African countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso. The partnership will target young Africans in under-served communities.

The goal is to create 10million new jobs and contribute at least $10billion to the African economy. The Programme leverages the tried and validated approach to philanthropy on the continent pioneered by the Tony Eluemlu Foundation. It prioritises and positions entrepreneurship as the key enabler to catalyse the economic development of the African continent.

Benefits

  • Successful African entrepreneurs will gain non-refundable seed capital, access to a 12-week business training and mentoring. They will also receive visibility and numerous business networking opportunities.

Eligibility

  • Open to entrepreneurs from seven Sahel African countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso.
  • Your business must not be more than 3years in existence. Potential businesses at the idea stage are encouraged.

Application

The applications will be run on TEFConnect, the largest digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs. Interested entrepreneurs can apply here or visit the nearest UBA branch in any of the listed countries.

For more information, visit TEFxUNDP.

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