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TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Mentor Testimonial

As I boarded flight KP-0025 from Libreville to Lagos on October 27th, my stomach felt a sting: some new and profound awareness: taking part to the gathering seed of the century, Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum. During my years spent working for majors as operations manager and contracting and procurement analyst, I realized that many entrepreneurs were as alone in […]

SECTION 1: PERSONAL INFORMATION This section asks about key personal information such as your name, date of birth and language proficiency. Please fill in the questions accurately, and where possible use your official government name (e.g. on your passport). This will ensure your information remains accurate, and can be utilised for registration to attend the Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum (if selected). You […]

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is one of the largest private philanthropic organizations in the Africa. It was established in 2010 to encourage and empower entrepreneurs, promote thought leadership and create an integrated entrepreneurial ecosystem that drives African entrepreneurship. Since it was founded, the TEF has catalyzed the development of entrepreneurs and innovators in Africa. The annual TEF Entrepreneurship Programme […]

17th January marks the beginning of the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The annual gathering brings together global leaders from political, to financial, charitable to creative, and over the course of three days they will consider, debate, collaborate and seek solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. This year the theme of the Forum is ‘Responsive […]

Davos Day 3

WEF2017 DAY 3 WRAP UP

As I share my final experiences from #WEF2017, it’s a little bittersweet. But just like I said in my first blog, we are People of Action and not just words and good diction. In order to move the needle, we must fully commit to changing the world for good, one partnership at a time, in a responsible and responsive manner. […]

Davos Day 2

WEF2017 DAY 2 WRAP UP

Day 2 of #WEF2017 started out on a very chilly note – we woke up to minus 18 degree Celsius (-18 C), six degrees cooler than the day before! Despite the freezing weather, our passion and energy remained unchanged as we bustled to and from meetings, plenary sessions and events, yet all the while, finding time in between to film […]

First published here ‘We, as leaders, have a responsibility and a duty to think beyond ourselves and beyond our businesses’ Tony Elumelu. Entrepreneurship and innovation on the continent is a massive focus right now, as economies look to diversify and grow. Siki Mgabadeli is in Davos at the WEF Annual meeting and she caught up with Nigerian economist, banker, investor and […]

While growing up in Bangui, the capital of war-torn Central African Republic, Gabino Guerengomba and his family would strive to fully utilize the electricity when it came on for just four hours every day across the entire town. The rationing was because Enerca, short for Energie Centrafricaine, the national energy utility company had to be creative seeing as he electricity […]

Tony Elumelu at Davos

WEF2017 DAY 1 WRAP UP

The 2017 World Economic Forum is off to a great start! The world’s most influential leaders (across the private and public sectors, academia, and civil society) have converged in Davos to discuss matters that affect the entire globe. In the 21st century, development is no longer the responsibility of national governments and development organizations alone. To eliminate poverty in our […]

17th January marks the beginning of the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The annual gathering brings together global leaders from political, to financial, charitable to creative, and over the course of three days they will consider, debate, collaborate and seek solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. This year the theme of the Forum is ‘Responsive […]