New York University Includes the Tony Elumelu Foundation as a Successful Case Study of Public Private Partnershipadmin 9th July 2019 0 COMMENTS
New York University (NYU), United States of America has included the Tony Elumelu Foundation in the Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility course at the School of Professional Studies. Starting this summer, the course will be used as a gold standard in African philosophy and a successful case study in public-private partnerships in Africa.
The Foundation launched its flagship Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015 empowering African entrepreneurs. The foundation made a $100 million commitment to empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs over a 10-year period. The programme is in its 5th year and has so far empowered 7,520 entrepreneurs across 54 African countries.
According to the foundation “this inclusion as a case in New York University’s syllabus lends credence to its position that the private sector has the potential to accelerate the economy of Africa.” In addition, the Tony Elumelu Foundation hosts the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurship ecosystem at its annual Entrepreneurship Forum.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation is an African non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Tony O. Elumelu and headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, based on his belief that, with the right support, entrepreneurs can be empowered to contribute meaningfully to Africa’s prosperity and social development.