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Campus France mobilises African Entrepreneurship – Launch of MEETAfrica

To support African diaspora in harnessing their entrepreneurial and innovative potential, towards advancing capacities and growth in their countries of origin, Campus France together with its partners has launched activities in the MEETAfrica programme (European Engagement for Entrepreneurship in Africa)

The Rabat Process, a European-African migration and development agreement, gathers since 2006 about 60 representative countries, the European Commission (EC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to answer questions raised by migration challenges. The goal of the process is to find proper solutions to fight illegal migration and encourage legal migration to play a key role in driving developments for countries of origin.

The drive this goal, partners of MEETAfrica have offered to join their long standing support schemes, building concerted action, supervised by Expertise France,  between: The Institute of Research for Development (IRD) - Programme of Support to Innovative Businesses Creation in the Mediterranean Area (PSIBM)- Campus France  Entrepreneurs in Africa, and the GIZ - Business Ideas for Development.

MEETAfrica, financed by the European Union, aims to supporting around 80 African entrepreneurs who graduated in French or German higher education programmes, to create in their country of origin companies with a high focused on technologies or offering innovative solutions in agriculture, industry or services.

The programme has been submitted to the Supervising Committee of the Rabat Process that validated the object of the MEETAfrica subsidies programme as part of the Migration and Mobility Dialogue (MMD) managed by the ICMPD supporting the implementation for the Process.

A call for projects has been launched. Applicants who wish to benefit from support of the programme may submit their file until the 15th of September 2016.

If you would like to find out more about the programme you may contact:
Campus France MEETAfrica