The Blog Private Sector and Development has recently published an article by Eric and Cyril Pignot Nkontchou, co-founders of Enko education, supported by IPAE since August 2016. Enko Education aims to build one of the largest African networks of private schools in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a strong emphasis on Francophone countries.
The FACTS Reports magazine published an article devoted to the company CDS, specialized in water and energy access in Mauritania.
I&P conducts once a year an in-depth impact study on one of the companies in portfolio so as to analyse its economic and social impacts. The study, conducted in partnership with the FERDI and (Im)Prove, focuses this year on Siatol, a company based in Burkina Faso and specialized in the production of soya oil. Founded in 2010 by Marcel Ouédraogo and supported by Sinergi Burkina since 2015, Siatol works with a network of more than 3,000 smallholder farmers.
Khadidiatou Nakoulima, founder and director of the clinic NEST in Dakar, participated to the Young African Leader Initiative (YALI) competition, initiated by Barack Obama and organized by the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), as part of the Mandela Fellowship Program. The program works closely with the USAID.
Khady is one of the 50 winners of the competition, and will benefit from a grant of 25,000 dollars as well as technical support from the USADF.
I&P publishes each quarter the portrait of one of its partners.This month we focus on Sokhna Ndiaye and Jules Kébé, chairman and CEO of Duopharm in Senegal.
Duopharm distributes pharmeceutical products (more than 4,500 references to date) throughout the country. The company was created in 2003 under the initiative of Dr. Jules Kébé and a group of Senegalese pharmacists and has achieved a breakthrough in the Senegalese pharmaceutical landscape thanks to its proximity marketing strategy.
Accra, Ghana – PEG, the leading off-grid solar company in Ghana, announced today that it has closed a $7.5 million Series A round. The funding will be used to expand operations in Ghana, build out the management team, and to enter Ivory Coast.
The African Club of Entrepreneurs was officially launched on June 2, 2016 in Abidjan at the African Development Bank. The association, based in Ivory Coast, aims to contribute to the emergence of entrepreneurs across the African continent, allowing for direct exchanges and partnerships between its members. See more on the event on Twitter ! >>
The Senegalese company Delta Irrigation signed, in partnership with Kulkier, a new contract with the company West Africa Farms.
Founded in 2010, West Africa Farms is an agro-industry company based in Saint-Louis region in Senegal specialized in the production and export of vegetables (mainly onions and salads). Delta will furnish irrigation equipment and services to the company.
Catherine Krobo-Edusei is the founder and managing director of Eden Tree, a Ghanaian company specialized in the production and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables. She started the company in 1997, on her return to Ghana from the UK, where she worked in the banking sector for ten years after graduating in Business Administration at Camden College.
ACEP Burkina is a microfinance institution launched in 2013 that rapidly made its ways in the microfinance sector in Burkina Faso. The company, which targets urban and peri-urban entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso has experienced a rapid and strong growth.
ACEP has opened a new agency last December in Koudougou, the third largest city of the country. The agency already counts about 130 clients at the end of the first 2016-quarter.