How to Apply: Tony Elumelu TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 for Africans

DEADLINE: August 5, 2019.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have launched a youth entrepreneurship programme for the Sahel region of Africa.

 

The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship programme will train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa in 10 years . The goal is to contribute to the overall target to generate at least 10million new jobs and $10 billion in new annual revenues across Africa.

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.

BENEFITS

What will African entrepreneurs gain from the Programme?
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.

CRITERIA
You must be an African entrepreneur residing in any of the listed 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.

Following the end of the application window, an initial longlist of 5,500 applicants will be selected to undergo the 12-week business training. After the training, the final shortlist of 2,000 applicants will be announced to join the previous 2019 TEF cohort.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested entrepreneurs should sign up at  www.tefconnect.com  and then click on application on their page. or visit the nearest UBA branch in any of the listed countries.

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