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Call for applications – ABC West Africa programme for diaspora entrepreneurs wishing to do business in Senegal.

Applications are now open for the ABC West Africa programme, which aims to help diaspora entrepreneurs develop and expand their businesses to address economic challenges in Senegal.

ABC West Africa is co-financed by the Swiss Cooperation (SDC) and AFFORD UK. ABC W/A brings together a series of programmes, schemes and initiatives aimed at promoting, stimulating and exploiting the investment opportunities of the diaspora for the creation of jobs and wealth. The objective is to be a catalyst for the efficient and effective development of the African social economy.

For more information on the criteria, guidelines and how to apply [click to download the prospectus]

ABC Diaspora Finance is a major programme of the ABC West Africa programme. It is a mixed space offering a combination of grants and alternative funding such as loans and equity.

The programme aims to increase employability and business creation in Senegal, through development, business counseling sessions, mentorship and investments to enable them to create sustainable income opportunities.

  • Access to finance
    • You will also have the opportunity to benefit from a cash investment (in the form of grants). 
    • Technical assistance
    • The programme will provide you with training sessions to allow you to properly structure your business, have a good understanding of your market and master your business model.
  • Access to a network of entrepreneurs
    • You will have the opportunity to strengthen your entrepreneurial and community spirit thanks to a network of entrepreneurs and resource persons from the diaspora who will assist you.
  • Eligibility criteria
    • Entrepreneurs from the diaspora who wish to develop their business in Senegal or set up there.

ABC WA Senegal – Call for Applications Calendar 2022

Step 1 Open Application (Diaspora)13-Apr
Presentation tour / Information session 105-May
Roadshow / Information Session 2 (Social Enterprise Training)12-May
Roadshow / Information session 331-May
Step 1: Closing of applications (Diaspora)05-Jun
Selection and notificationJun 2022
Opening phase 2 of the applicationAugust 2022
Closing of phase 2 of the applicationSeptember 2022
Final notification to selected contractorsNovember 2022
Start of grant periodDec 2022 / Jan 2023

ABC Accelerator Programme: Training and Coaching of the Diaspora Calendar, 2022

Selection and notification June 2022
Start of the accelerator programme June 2022
End of the accelerator programme   August 2022
Any questions email abc@afford-uk.org  
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