The Social & Inclusive Business Camp launches its 2022 edition!

On August 30th, the Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC) officially launched its 6th edition, welcoming the 43 entrepreneurs selected for the 2022 cohort. These social and inclusive ...

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Janngo Capital Startup Fund, Africa’s largest gender equal tech VC fund reaches the first close of its €60 million new fund

At the eve of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Janngo Capital Startup Fund (JCSF) has announced its first close at EUR34 million (approximately US$36 million) in capital ...

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Proparco supports Centenary Bank’s commitment towards MSMEs in Uganda

Through a credit line and portfolio guarantees equivalent to UGX 105 billion commitment, Proparco will help boost Centenary Bank’s capacity to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises ...

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Proparco and Digital Africa join forces to provide a range of financing solutions for startups “Made in Africa”

As part of its 2022-2025 roadmap, Digital Africa will support 200 African startups at different stages of their growth with a wide range of offers at their disposal. Thanks to a joint and ...

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Proparco increases its support to Ivorian MSMEs

On the occasion of the first visit to Côte d’Ivoire of Proparco’s new CEO Françoise Lombard, Proparco granted 6 portfolio guarantees to Société Générale Côte d’Ivoire, Ecobank ...

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Tunisian edtech startup GOMYCODE raises $8M Series A, fueling expansion across Africa and the Middle East

Africinvest and Proparco lead round with the participation of Wamda Capital as startup democratizes tech education across Africa and Middle East Tunisian edtech startup GOMYCODE recently closed ...

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Proparco invests via FISEA+ in the new European solidarity financing fund for Africa, FEFISOL II

Launch of the new European solidarity financing fund for Africa, FEFISOL II, with a first closing of 22.5 million euros and a technical support envelope of 1 million euros. Following the success ...

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Proparco makes $25M investment into small-scale renewable energy capacity buildout in sub-Saharan Africa

French Development Finance Institution Proparco invests 25 MUSD in Serengeti Energy, a Sub-Saharan hydro and solar-specialized independent power producer which develops, constructs, owns and ...

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Women Entrepreneurs in Africa Take on the Digital Industry

In the series “Shared Innovation,” AFD highlights innovative programs encouraged, created, or developed in our partner countries. Matina Razafimahefa from Madagascar and Nelly Chatue-Diop from ...

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