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We foster a continuous match-making process by organising online and offline meeting for business opportunities in Africa and Europe.
European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry PACCI, and national members like BVMW/Der Mittelstand , with the support of GIZ/German Cooperation, provide this matchmaking platform to grow shared value in business for SMEs in Africa and Europe.
This matchmaking platform is the result of promising ideas generated during and after the first EU-Africa SME Summit which was held on 20 & 21 March 2019 at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels.
A strategic roadmap was set for further collaboration based on the business concept of Shared Value. With this new matchmaking tool African and European entrepreneurs can directly connect and match their business interests, projects and ideas.
16th , 10.00 CEST - 17th of July, 13.30 CEST
The event will highlight the chances for entrepreneurs to share the best roads towards a successful economic cooperation of smart and open-minded companies in Africa and Europe for a common future.
You will have the chance to:
Working language is English. We will offer simultaneous interpretation for French.
We would like to thank to all of you for participating in the Call for Shared Value Business Ideas and hope that you equally found this opportunity as valuable, constructive and interesting as much as we did!
The jury (European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, GIZ, ECOBANK) has re-assessed the public vote and made sure to be in line with the three main objectives of the call: jobs creation and growth on the African ground, demonstrates the real solution for the African customer as well as tackles SDG goals.
We congratulate to...
TOP 3 entrepreneurs from Kenya, Spain and Uganda who will be proposed by our teams to pitch their business idea at the EABF2020 online.
In addition, each entrepreneur receives the following prizes:
20 April, 2021
09h00 – 10h00 CEST / 10h00 – 11h00 EAT
Followed by an online networking session until 13h00 CEST / 14h00 EAT
Co-organised by European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME & the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ethiopia), this panel will present African affordable payment solutions for off-grid renewable energy and invite European entrepreneurs to partner for more sustainable and convenient financing solutions in the green energy sector.
Keynote speaker: Mr. Simbarashe Eric Mhuriro, General Manager RioEnergy under RioZim Limited, Zimbabwe
Join us for the panel discussion together with
Ms. Wilhelmina Diop, CEO of Hello Solar - First Pay as you go solar home system distributor Mr. Fernando Silva, Board Member of GreensWorld Swiss AG & Special Envoy for Trade Relations with Africa &America Latina for European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME
followed by a networking session on the B2B networking platform African European Entrepreneurs b2b platform
This event is part of the broader event
April 16 and 20&21, 2021
High Level Event Keynote Speakers:
High-level representatives from the European Commission and the African Union Commission, development banks and private sector CEOs will join an online roundtable to discuss the rapid green energy transformation in Africa and how they will contribute to bridging the energy gap in the continent
DIGITAL MARKETPLACE FOR GREEN ENERGY TRANSITION 20th - 21st of April 9h00 - 4 pm CET / 10h00 - 5 pm EAT
Digital Marketplace for Green Energy Transition – an online exhibition where you can visit the booths of our various e-exhibitors as well as network with them and other participants.
You will find opportunities to further collaborate with key government and business stakeholders and will also be able to participate in conferences and workshops organised by our partners. Join innovative stakeholders in achieving a net-zero future propelled by Green Energy to power Africa's development for people and businesses.
1st Online Meeting
17.30 CET | 19th Jan, 2021
Join us to hear more about African start-ups, ask your questions and give suggestions
Working language: English, questions & suggestions can be made in German, French and Dutch.
The SVAI African Entrepreneurship Forum
09:00-11:00 GMT|10:00-12:00 CET | 11:00-13:00 SAST |12:00-14:00 EAT
18th, Feb 2021
Right now, Africa as the continent with the youngest population has an unprecedented number of entrepreneurs, and while these start-ups and SMEs demonstrate hope for better circumstances for many on the continent, they still face enourmous challenges to reach their desired growth and impact. The Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI) in support of our entrepreneurs and the African economy is launching the SVAI African Entrepreneurship Forum. An engagement platfrom between entrepreneurs from accross our continent to share, engage and learn from each other, raise the voices, and speak up and ctonribute to solutions on how we as a collective can accelerate change.
Join us for the SVAI's event so we together accelerate the change in line with Sustainable Development Goals, providing sustainable business solutions on the African continent.
Working language is English
The SHARED VALUE MASTERCLASS
24th, Feb 2021 | 9 am - 12 pm SAST
Shift Impact Africa, founding member and training agency of the Shared Value Africa Initiative, will be delivering a monthly
Shared Value Masterclass starting on February 24, 2021.
Creating Shared Value is a business management concept introduced 10 years and practised by successful companies globally. It enables business to use Shared Value as a tool to create strategies focused on sustainability and practices that enhance competitiveness, while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions of the communities in which they operate. Shared Value represents a fundamental shift in thinking from a profit-only focus to one of profit with purpose.
The training will be delivered online and attendees will earn CPD points upon completion. each their desired growth and impact.
Join us for the SVAI's Masterclass so we together accelerate the change in line with Sustainable Development Goals, providing sustainable business solutions on the African continent.
Working language is English | Fee of the online Masterclass 50 $
The event, that took place in Addis Ababa in October 2019, was the result of promising ideas generated during and after the first EU-Africa SME Summit which was held on 20 & 21 March this year at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels.
The three parties set a strategic roadmap of further collaboration based on the business concept of Shared Value: it was then they decided to test and implement a new match-making tool where European and African entrepreneurs can directly connect and match their business interests, projects and ideas - the platform you are visiting today!
On March 20th and 21st 2019, European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME hosted the first EU-African SME Summit in Brussels. The event began on the 20th with the Shared Value Business Lab workshop dedicated to find solutions to local issues through business networking. Entrepreneurs from the two continents joined in.
On the afternoon of the second day, the Summit hosted the EU-African SME Conference - an international symposium dedicated to the presentation of key ideas, like the importance of the role of SMEs in development cooperation with Africa, the need to build an SME Alliance between the two continents, and the necessity to create European financial support tools for the investment of small and medium-sized companies in Africa.
During the Summit the Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding for the European-African SME Alliance was signed. The document laid the foundation for the alliance between SMEs in Africa and in Europe.