The nature of African entrepreneurship is shifting in countries throughout the continent and GEW campaigns are adapting accordingly to continue to strengthen African entrepreneurial ecosystems. Recent reports are showing that several African countries are beginning to focus on opportunity entrepreneurship rather than necessity entrepreneurship – and that sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest number of people involved in early-stage entrepreneurial activity.
–. July promises to be a busy month, as GEW hosts in countries such as Nigeria and Zimbabwe officially announce their GEW 2014 campaigns. Host organizations in Benin, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya and Madagascar are in the process of recruiting new partners and sponsors to grow and strengthen their campaigns. There is considerable interest in having all of the Africa hosts collaborate on a common event at a common time during GEW so we are looking for suggestions as well as leaders to make this happen.
Please have a look, what is in the air in the above countries here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR GEW 2014
Nov. 17-23, 2014