Conference 14 Nov. 2014: “Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa”

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image21417098After the successful conferences 2012 at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU) in Rheinbach, Germany, and 2013 at University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Cape Coast, Ghana, the third and closing project conference “Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa”,  will be organised and hosted by the BRSU at campus Rheinbach, Germany, on 14 November 2014. An informal pre-conference dinner will take place on 13 November 2014. Continue reading

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International MBA in Entrepreneurship in Accra

Logo-ALTIS-ENDo you need advice, training and tools to start or scale up your business? Do you need support from national and international investors? Would it be a good idea to study in Ghana and get an European Degree?

ALTIS, the Business School of the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Milan (Italy) and the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT) in Accra are running an International MBA in Entrepreneurship. The starting date is September 27, 2014. Continue reading

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Lending Community to assist Ghana Entrepreneurs

borrow-1Entrepreneurs in developing nations, like Ghana, face a difficult problem: With average microfinance interest rates upwards of 40% or more, the high cost of financial services for the poor keeps them from growing their earnings enough to improve their families’ standards of living.

Fortunately, Ghana borrowers can heave a sigh of relief with the arrival of the Zidisha in Ghana. This brings onboard a global community of lenders who are  supporting microfinance through social investments in an entrepreneur, and fighting poverty in that entrepreneur’s family and community.

The Ghana expansion of Zidisha has been made possible through a year long preparatory work involving a joint team comprising personnel from Zidisha and the Association of African Entrepreneurs. Applications are now accepted through the web platform, www.zidisha.org.  Successful  borrowers  would have their loans disbursed throug MTN’s Mobile Wallet platform.

Learn more and borrow through Zidisha

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Who Killed Maggie?

whokilledmaggie200The month of May marks a bitter –sweet period in the history of the people of Ada, in the Dangme East District of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Margaret Kuwornu, a pregnant woman was gunned down during a police raid. Community members in Ada have traditionally made their living by salt winning (collecting and processing) and fishing from the Songor Lagoon, when salt water from the ocean meets fresh water from the Volta River. The history of the communities around the lagoon is a long one and contains questions of land tenancy, tribal rights, national and privatized natural resources, violent conflict, political, and an ongoing drive toward freedom and empowerment. Continue reading

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