Attendees at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) 2017 in Johannesburg agreed that interventions from all stakeholders are required to improve performance of entrepreneurs in Africa.
South Africa’s Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu on Wednesday said all role players have to make interventions for the entrepreneurs to grow. Zulu said entrepreneurs had to be supported with infrastructure and good policies.
Zulu said in their meetings with other African ministers some said small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) were not elevated enough on the African Agenda. Read more. Source | Coast Week
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced four new investments totaling more than $38 million that will help mobilize the power of global entrepreneurs and innovators in the fight to end extreme poverty. These investments will connect innovators around the world with investors and capital to increase access to energy and expand food security in developing countries.
Through a competitive call for innovations, USAID will provide up to $2.5 million in funding and mentoring to entrepreneurs to help them adapt, pilot and scale their proven cool storage solutions to prevent food loss and waste in countries where the U.S. Government's Feed the Future initiative focuses efforts. This call will expand the impact of USAID's investment by catalyzing private investment that strengthens food chains between farms and markets. Read more. Source | USAID