Applications are open for the TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Program 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.
Moreover, 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 the approach to philanthropy on the continent pioneered by the Tony Eluemlu Foundation. It prioritizes and positions entrepreneurship as the key enabler to catalyze the economic development of the African continent.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme is the flagship Programme of the Tony Elumelu Foundation—the leading philanthropy in Africa empowering African entrepreneurs.
Further, The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is the $100million commitment by the Elumelu family to mentor, train and financially support 10,000 African entrepreneurs in 10 years. The Programme is currently in the 5thfifth year of its commitment and has so far empowered over 7,500 entrepreneurs across 54 African countries.
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