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The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme

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.

Benefits

African entrepreneurs will gain non-refundable seed capital, access to a 12-week business training and mentoring. They will also receive visibility and numerous business networking opportunities.

Criteria for Funding

  1. You must be an African entrepreneur residing in any of the listed countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso
  2. Your business must not be more than 3years in existence. Potential businesses at the idea stage are encouraged.

Deadline

The deadline for the 2019 applications is August 5, 2019.

Following the end of the application window, an initial longlist of 5,500 applicants will be selected to undergo the 12-week business training. After the training, the final shortlist of 2,000 applicants will be announced to join the previous 2019 TEF cohort.

Where to Apply

The applications will be run on TEFConnect, the largest digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs. Interested entrepreneurs can apply on www.tefconnect.com or visit the nearest UBA branch in any of the listed countries.

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