Monday, 5 October 2015

Rabobank Foundation official sponsor of the "AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2015"

Rabobank Foundation official sponsor of the "AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2015"We feel it is important to offer all we can to the winner. In this case we have strong marketing know-how and media contacts across Africa and beyond, which are always beneficial for a business which is looking to grow,” explains Jessica Frommer, EMRC Media and Communications Manager. “In addition, the Award has generated intense media attention due to the human and uplifting angle it offers, so we decided to develop this even further this year.”

Rabobank Foundation to bring its international expertise and strong commitment to the African SME sector during AFIF 2015.
Rabobank Foundation, affiliate of the leading Dutch and global Rabobank, is the official sponsor of the ‘AFIF Entrepreneurship Award’ held within the framework of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 (AFIF), which will take place from 24-26 November 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Rabobank Foundation is a long-term partner of EMRC, the organization behind AFIF, and is aligned with EMRC’s vision to ensure the sustainable growth of Africa’s private sector, with a particular focus on SMEs. It does this by enabling the development of small co-operatives located in rural regions through donations, loans, trade financing and technical assistance.

The ‘AFIF Entrepreneurship Award’ is open to all Africa-based businesses. The Entrepreneurship Award offers visibility and an important international platform for African-based business projects to showcase their innovations and to highlight the significant role SMEs play in the future of sustainable private sector growth throughout the continent.

Potential candidates need to apply before the 12th October 2015 (Registration). A group of international experts will then select between 3 to 4 projects, whose representatives will have their expenses and registration fees covered. An entire session will be dedicated to the award, offering candidates the chance to showcase their project’s current achievements and future plans. The winner will receive a cash prize and one-year marketing support. Read More...


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