The ALF Centre for Entrepreneurship & Digital Empowerment
The Centre for Entrepreneurship & Digital Empowerment’s objective is to enhance entrepreneurship development in Nigeria by training individuals in starting, managing and expanding businesses, and assisting in the facilitation of MSME loans from Commercial Banks and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs).
672 Training workshops have been conducted between Jan 2008 – Dec 2022
Some of the projects under the ALF Centre for Entrepreneurship & Digital Empowerment includes
- ALF Tech Hub:
The Tech Hub is targeted at small tech-based businesses to enable them to overcome the challenges of starting up – in terms of workspace, equipment and initial operational costs. Currently, the hub has incubated several start-up businesses of which one of the incubators, HelpMum, won first place and the best performance award with a cash prize of $3000 and a 3-month acceleration programme. HelpMum was also one of the 1000 awardees of the 2017 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur, which comes with a business grant of $5000 and mentoring.
- ALF Launched Digital Business Operation for SMEs:
ALF capacitated hundreds of young Nigerians through the support of UNIDO and Hewlett Packard HP “Graduate Entrepreneurship Training through IT” (GET-IT) programme in Africa. The programme provided young unemployed people across Africa with ICT training to help them start their own businesses. The initial roll out in six African countries (Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, and Uganda), ALF continues to be one of the Implementing Agency for the UNIDO entrepreneurship programme in Nigeria.
- GOOGLE CS FIRST WORKSHOP:
The Africa Leadership Foundation through it’s Digital Empowerment Centre conducted CS First workshops for 391 beneficiaries including 361 pupils (161 boys and 199 girls) and 31 teachers selected from19 schools within local communities in Oyo State Nigeria. The workshop aims to build the coding skills of school pupils and teachers, and to teach the how to build projects from “Scratch”.
The training was done within April and June 2023 in collaboration with Cape Town Science Centre and funded by Google.