Prioritise top entrepreneurs to boost SMEs in West Africa(Ventureburn)

The entrepreneurial ecosystem in West Africa is robust and innovative. This is according to high-profile delegates attending this region’s conference aimed at accelerating small and growing business growth on the continent this week.

Hosted in Accra, Ghana by the United States-based Aspen Institute of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Impact Investing Ghana, the conference attracted leading investors, entrepreneurs and start-up founders keen on growing their entrepreneurial ecosystems. ANDE managing director Kyle Newell said, “The conference strengthened network partnerships and will continue to elevate the entrepreneur’s voice, strengthen connections across Francophone and Anglophone [Africa] and build solutions to address the needs of the entrepreneurial ecosystem especially in the private sector. The fifth annual conference featured interactive sessions focused on issues such as gender equality, climate and environmental action, decent work, economic growth, and focusing resources on earlier stage support for small businesses. Rebuilding a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem post-Covid-19 was high on the agenda. Click here to read full article