Supporting entrepreneurs in Somalia

During a 5-day workshop to support the Somalia entrepreneur ecosystem, GrowthAfrica – Leading Pan-African accelerator and entrepreneur support organisation (ESO) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) facilitated a session on investment readiness in Kampala Uganda. Leveraging on our #20years of experience, the session focused on what investors or donors want to know about a business before investing in it, and the key elements of a good pitch deck.

GrowthAfrica’s theory of change is that Africa’s most potent route to social and economic transformation ensures that as many of its citizens have an opportunity to become productive members of their communities driven by economic development/growth through entrepreneurship. Social and economic growth is achieved through increased employment and income-generating Opportunities.

The Youth Employment Project for Somalia (YEPS) is a project that aims to support an environment for youth employment and entrepreneurship in Somalia. It is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through JIN Corporation,

The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Somalia is a driving force of the economy. The World Bank reports that an estimated 76% of all jobs come from entrepreneurial activities – and except for large businesses, women play a leading role in this area. This workshop, which was a collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), allows GrowthAfrica to engage with entrepreneurs and ecosystem players in Somalia, sharing our knowledge and expertise with the participants to grow their businesses for the betterment of Somalia.

We are excited and keen to see how these growing businesses under YEPS will elevate Somali.

Patricia JumiEmmanuel Omongole, Som Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Beydan, Kaafia Centre, Dhool, Udug flowers, Dowza Gift House, Target Agrodevelopment ltd, Sunrise EnergyIchiro Fukuhara, Ms Rial Yamashita, Tamako Watanabe, Moshte Maekawa, Joy Swa

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