Making Africa work

Making Africa Work is a government funded programme aiming to create jobs in five African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. We pair-up (diaspora) entrepreneurs living in The Netherlands with a partner in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda or Sierra Leone. The goal is to develop 40 business plans by 2018.

Creating Perspectives:

the concluding event of Making Africa Work

The mood, if not festive, was one of excitement. MAW’s concluding event in a former Amsterdam warehouse saw five business plans awarded outsized 1,000 euro cheques.And if that wasn’t enough, the winner among the five received an additional cheque for 2,000 euros….

GRAND WINNERTransforming plastic waste to build up Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world and struggling with many challenges. Plastic pollution is one of them. Plastic waste contributes to regular flooding, causing the outbreak of water-borne disease and damaging buildings and the infrastructure.

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10 12 2017
On Point: streamlining intercity transport in Ghana

By bus, or by plane for that matter, is an ordeal. You have to buy a ticket in person days in advance at the bus...

10 12 2017
SESEA: Could hemp be the catalyst for a bio-based economy in Africa?

As the crop can be grown simultaneously with other crops it generates additional income for farmers. SESEA is going to export hemp fibers. Due to the optimal weather and soil...

10 12 2017
Blue Harvest Ghana: seaweed for sale

fishing communities along the republic’s coastline are struggling with water pollution and deteriorating fishing conditions, due in part to the aquatic plant’s rampant growth. Blue Harvest saw...

10 12 2017
Mutima Farm Ltd: hydro- and aquaponic farming in Rwanda

These young people face high rates of unemployment, but don’t see agriculture as a viable business or employment opportunity. As a result, the nation’s population of farmers...