MEET Africa 2: EU helps Moroccan and Tunisian diasporas set up businesses in countries of origin
March 25, 2021
Expertise France, GIZ (German Cooperation Agency) and ANIMA Investment Network will operate hand in hand in the 2nd phase of the MEET Africa programme, launched on 9 December 2020. Co-financed by the European Union and the French Development Agency (AFD), MEET Africa 2 is intended for the diasporas of Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, who wish to set up businesses in their countries of origin. The role of ANIMA is to mobilise, promote and animate a network of support organisations for entrepreneurs and investors of the diaspora.
MEET Africa 2 aims to promote a sustainable and well-structured relationship between the expatriate community and the targeted African countries, to create and strengthen economic bridges, to formalise and formalise new or existing partnerships, to ease the identification of opportunities in favour of the African Diaspora settled in France.
The initiative will materialise through the development of a Euro-African platform gathering the support offers and services, the accompaniment of 1000 entrepreneurs from the diaspora in Europe, the support of 250 entrepreneurs in Africa, the financing of 170 enterprises and the networking of diaspora support organisations in Europe and Africa.