Ayada Lab in the five West African countries of Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Côte d’Ivoire, 2017 to 2020

Where
Germany
When
2020
Who
Goethe-Institut e.V.
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Strengthening private sector structures by promoting young and innovative creative entrepreneurship in West Africa; enabling international cultural exchange between entrepreneurs

Target groups:
Young, creative entrepreneurs aged between 20 and 35 in five West African countries - Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire

Expected results:
Supporting young start-ups via mentoring, workshops and networking events, and making them investment-ready; developing skills and networks to promote growth via 25 projects by entrepreneurs from the five West African countries of Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire; enabling exchange between Germany, France, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Business models and international partnerships developed in the five West African countries; selected business ideas/start-ups financed and promoted: 15 projects in 2017 and 2018; 25 projects planned for 2019 and 2020; networking trips to Germany and France resulted in connections between the West African project participants and companies and (cultural) institutions in the two European countries and the five West African countries

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Federal Foreign Office
Public Sector
Institut Français
Public Sector
Start-Up Incubator Hub
Private Sector
Berlin School of Economics and Law
Private Sector
Agence Française de Développement
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO