Launch of the Senegal’s digital platform for diaspora entrepreneurs

October 31, 2019
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On 22 October, 25 entrepreneurs from Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia met in Dakar to work on their strategy of seeking financing from diaspora investors as part of the Investment Academy of the DiafrikInvest project coordinated by the ANIMA Investment network.

The next day, they participated in the Dakar Forum for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership (FIELD), organised by CJD Senegal, where they had the opportunity to meet partners to develop their business in Senegal.

The FIELD was also the occasion for the launch by CJD Senegal, ANIMA and nearly 40 Senegalese partner structures (European Union, DGASE, ADEPME, APIX, among others), of a digital platform to facilitate the reception of entrepreneurs and investments from the diaspora in Senegal. 

Funded by the EU, DiafrikInvest aims to accelerate and support the mobilisation of high potentials, entrepreneurs and investors from the diaspora to boost business relations between Europe, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia and thus contribute to economic development. ANIMA Investment Network, through the implementation of the DiafrikInvest programme in Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, acts at several levels to build these bridges between the diaspora and countries of origin. 

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Press release

Link to the platform

DiafrikInvest Facebook page

Countries covered:

  • Morocco
  • Tunisia