OUR ACTIONS & PROGRAMS
OUR ACTION PLAN
Digital Africa’s programs are organized around 3 key points:
Supporting high-impact digital startups:
developing their technical and entrepreneurial expertise and providing digital support, access to finance, exposure to international partners and access to an open data infrastructure.
Fundraising and sourcing finance to scale-up Africa’s tech innovations:
bringing together African and international VCs to partner Africa’s tech entrepreneurs, creating a Digital Africa investor club, setting up an annual deal book, fostering partnerships to encourage exchanges between startups and large corporations.
Advocating policies that will drive digital entrepreneurship across Africa
developing an annual index to rate the quality of the regulatory and economic environment, organizing courses promoting open data and innovation and supporting the African Union with strategy development on creating a free-trade zone across Africa.
Key performance indicators have been developed to assess the success and impact of each program.
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Promoted by Digital Africa and deployed by Proparco, the Bridge Fund by Digital Africa is intended to be an appropriate response to the challenges confronting young innovative African companies, whose development is harmed by the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Africa Next Community is committed to driving co-investment in fast-growing innovative businesses by inviting English and French speaking venture capitalists from Europe and Africa to select projects based on e-pitches.
Launched in Summer 2020, the Resilient Summer School is the first training module developed by the Digital Africa Campus – a capacity-building program for African entrepreneurs co-developed with elite partners. This fully online module focused on entrepreneurial resilience, particularly important in times of crisis.
The Digital Africa venture capital fund was set up in partnership with, and dedicated funding from, the French Development Agency (AFD). €15 million was allocated to startups from 45 different countries across Africa through 6 support and fundraising programs.