Building on its 15-year experience in financing and supporting African entrepreneurs, I&P launches a consulting activity with a dedicated team, I&P Conseil. With this project, I&P aims to contribute to improving the business environment and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa
A laboratory dedicated to the African entrepreneurial ecosystem
I&P Conseil acts as a development laboratory dedicated to African Small and Medium Businesses and entrepreneurial ecosystem, working in collaboration with public and private stakeholder.
I&P Conseil aims to:
→ Offer a wide range of services dedicated to African entrepreneurship and business creation including studies, training and project management
→ Bring its support to the community of entrepreneurs but also to governments, institutional actors, development agencies and investors
→ Improve entrepreneurial ecosystem and
→ While pursuing I&P’s mission: promote responsible and innovative SMEs with strong impacts on their local ecosystems
What We Do
I&P Conseil offers a wide range of services on the following topics:
→ Value Chain studies, analysis of industrial sectors;
→ Public policy formulation, SME development support program;
→ Analysis of entrepreneurial ecosystems, Incubator feasibility study, Entrepreneurship Support Center;
→ Strategic analysis and design of innovative business models adapted to the context of African economies;
→ Formulation and project management on behalf of donors.
• Assist PROPARCO's team in defining its expectations for the IT tool.
• Drafting the specifications including the measurement of impact results for financial intermediaries, as well as the expected functionalities of management tools & impact data analysis.
• Partner selection and synthesis report.
• Recommendations for the development strategy of Youscribe offer in Côte D'Ivoire and Benin.
•Analysis of the business model emerging in these markets. Strategy of promotion and funding of new business projects..
→ Impact Investing training in partnership with FERDI;
→ Organization of training courses on business creation and financing in Africa, animation of Masterclass and Webinar for African start-ups;
→ Investment readiness training for incubators and entrepreneurs;
→ Design and organization of training sessions on impact management.
Support mission for training and the implementation of a CSR approach and impact - November 2018
Expertise France - MEET AFRICA 2018 – September 2018 Masterclass "Fundraising by companies in Africa" and on "Challenges of industrialization in Africa".
Bond‘Innov (North-South incubator in Bondy) - May 2018 : Animation of a Masterclass - (4 hours) training session on fundraising for start-ups which are targeting project creation in Africa.
SUPAGRO Montpellier – 2011 to 2018
• Training on "Business plan and financing issues in Africa" for students with agri-food projects in Africa.
• Member of the « business plan » jury.
Industrial Restructuring and Upgrading Program – Central Africa – December 2016-February 2017:
Organization of training sessions on entrepreneurship and business creation in 7 countries of Central Africa
High-level training on impact investment – France – October 2017
In partnership with the Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi)
→ Conference design, public-private dialogue workshops;
→ Design and organisation of training sessions on impact management, CSR;
→ Support for the animation of sectoral fora or cross-cutting themes for SMEs;
→ Entrepreneurship promotion workshop, coaching program.
POLLUTEC Maroc/ADEME – 2016; 2017; 2018:
Organization & animation of a round table on the circular economy in Africa, the business and financial model of certain initiatives with IPEMED, AGR, l’ANDE de Côte d’Ivoire at the POLLUTEC MAROC Exhibition in Casablanca.
Organisation and animation of the emerging countries space in Lyon.
Mondial du Bâtiment - November 2017
Organization of African delegations (Cameroon, Senegal, Gabon) on the “Mondial du Bâtiment” (Infrastructure & Building forum). Animation of conferences on the social housing, the green cities, the subcontracting in the BTP in Africa. Invitation of TRIANON BTP Gabon on the Francophonie space.
Reed Exposition France - October 2016:
Roundtable on environmental initiatives of private companies in Africa and investment models during the POLLUTEC MAROC exhibit in Casablanca
Reed Exposition France - December 2016:
Managing the space dedicated to Africa during POLLUTEC exhibit in Lyon
Cécile Carlier, Executive Director
With an experience of nearly 20 years in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Cécile is in full knowledge of economic development issues in African countries. She conducted a program of industrial cooperation between France and Africa for 12 years in the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in France, working for SME’s development and bringing support to investors and entrepreneurs in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
From 2012 to 2016, she worked as an independent consultant for different organizations such as UNIDO, ADEME, COLEACP to set up SME development initiatives in Africa. She also offered her expertise to private companies, willing to invest in Africa such as AFRIPAR, an investment funds dedicated to SMEs.
Since 2016 she manages I&P Conseil, aimed to reinforce business development facilities in Africa.
Her core competencies are linked to private sector and finance development, youth entrepreneurship training and incubation facilities with a large experience in agro businesses and green businesses development.
With the support of: