GEN Namibia member, Renthia Kaimbi at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the Hague, Netherlands

Proudly Namibian ambassador to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Mrs Renthia Kaimbi learnign about how to feed the world through technology and making connections to support her enterprise Aquagreens, a place where she grows vegetables with fish and water in the Namib Desert. More later.

GEN Ghana British Council Partner to Support Women Entrepreneurs

The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has lined up a number of interventions to support women entrepreneurs.

Ms Kosi Yankey, the Executive Director of NBSSI, said those interventions covered access to finance, access to technical support, access to business development services or capacity development support, or any need they might have for their businesses.

In all businesses of which about 60 per cent are women would be supported.

Launching mobile based Market Information System for the local farmers. M-Dalag – Hargeisa

On 13rd November 2018, during the  GEW, Shaqodoon, SPARK, SAMS ( an agricultural tech startup) and Telesom ( leading telecommunication company in Somaliland)  jointly launched M-Dalag, the first mobile based market information system for easily connecting farmers to market while still at their farms. The launch was to provide a platform that gives farmers a customized and localized crop advisory, market prices, remote crop selling facility, while also connecting farmers directly with buyers to ensure they get the best prices for their products.

UK and Palestine forge new connections between startup ecosystems

To mark the end of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018, Global Entrepreneurship Network representatives from the United Kingdom and Palestine put pen to on a new partnership designed to facilitate collaboration between startup ecosystems in the two countries.

Ecosystem Connect is a new initiative from GEN,  which inspires communities to collaborate and share access to networks and markets to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurship communities and hubs around the world.

Launching the first innovation hub in Somaliland “Harhub”

Shaqodoon has launched the first innovation and entreprenuership hub HArgeisa Innovation Hub "harhub.com"  In HArgeisa Somaliland,  the hub  will provide tangible solutions to the pressing youth unemployment and challenges faced by the country in general. Harhub (Hargeisa Hub) is first entrepreneurship and innovation hub in Somaliland. It was officially opened by the vice-president of the Republic of Somaliland, his excellence Mr Abdirahman Abdilahi Saylici.