From Junior Achievement volunteer to Olafika Training and Mentorship Programme Director dr. Twapewa Selma Khadikwa

May 20, 2019, a celebration of adding another ecosystem player to the Namibian entrepreneurial ecosystem namely the Olafika Training an Mentorship Program aiming to allow small and micro enterprises to shine by enhancing their entrepreneurial excellence unlocking a better future for Namibian entrepreneurs.

The commencement ceremony took place at the Rock Lodge near Okahandja.

GEN Namibia is proud to announce that 7 of GEN members signed up to be part of the training and mentorship program. 

Entrepreneurs 'Doomed to Fail'

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - Only 15% of South African start-ups are successful, despite having the second-highest ranking on the continent, according to the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index.

The reasons, along with the state of entrepreneurship in South Africa, were discussed at a recent Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Forum held by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.

British Council launches Report on Women’s Economic Empowerment

The British Council’s latest Report on Women Economic Empowerment has recommended to Government to ensure that funding and support available for social enterprises were effectively channelled and coordinated.

The Report, launched in Accra on Friday, urged Government to set up a Social Enterprise Task Force with a specific remit for considering gender equality and provide expertise and policy recommendations.

It is dubbed: “Activist to Entrepreneur: The Role of Social Enterprise in Supporting Women’s Empowerment in Ghana.” 

World Bank Report Highlights New Linkages between Sustainable High Growth and Job Creation

WASHINGTON, Friday, November 16, 2018—High-growth firms in emerging economies account for more than 50% of all new jobs and sales despite making up less than 20% of all firms in manufacturing and services. These firms create a domino effect on others through increased demand and/or offering improved access to inputs.