INSPIRE AFRICA PROFILE.
Africa is developing very fast and is awash with the youthful human resource that will assure a technological revolution by the end of the 21st century. Africans will adopt and use technology in new ways and the diverse continental cultures will be interconnected than never before. The ICT will leverage high cost of doing business for delivering creation of new jobs, businesses, and markets at lower cost, speed and value.
However a new breed of a young generation is faced with the continents challenges of insufficient technology advancement, inadequate entrepreneurial skills and poor discovery of markets. To solve these challenges requires a great vision harnessing the prowess of the youths’ advancing technology, innovation and creativity. Inspire Africa is therefore founded on ideals of empowerment by investing into business portfolios that capture innovativeness and creativity for socioeconomic development in all aspects of livelihoods.
Inspire Africa was initially established to address challenges of unemployment faced by youths. Founded in 2009, Inspire Africa has changed lives of many youths across the continent through business skilling and has a regular forum platform through which the youths communicate and share their business successes. This has showcased that the future is promising and portrayed a bright future exhibited in the youths’ entrepreneurial prowess.
Inspire Africa will continue to build collaborations among successful businesses built by the youths’ entrepreneurs on the African continent. It will also build capacities specific to youths’ development in order to attain the desired skills and competences in various vocations of comparative advantage for engineering successful entrepreneurship in Africa.
Inspire Africa is on a mission: To create and empower fresh generation of African entrepreneurs with practical entrepreneurial experience, while extending to them practical business exposure and mentorship. Over the years, this initiative has grown into a fast developing human development organization in the east African region.
Inspire Africa is a Human Capital Development organization with the sole goal of engineering successful entrepreneurship in Africa through identifying the best business minds in Africa and supporting their entrepreneurial cause through providing them with logistical assistance, knowledge and other requisite services to propel them into successful business personalities
Create a young generation of African entrepreneurs with a patriotic, progressive and visionary outlook to business success through Practical business incubations, investments.
Inspire Africa shall advance the ideals of youths’ empowerment of putting innovation and creativity to work through advancing entrepreneurial skills development, and promoting Agribusiness, technology interconnections while addressing a diverse cultural environment in the development of exemplary successful businesses in Africa.
At inspire Africa; we firmly believe that Africans have the capacity to solve Africa’s problems; and that the first 1000-mile-journey step is through creating robust local enterprise chains. We are out to revolutionize the African economy through creating a fresh generation of African entrepreneurs by carefully identifying Africa’s entrepreneurship cream; and systematically empowering them with practical entrepreneurial experience, while extending to them; sufficient financial head start, practical business exposure, and developmental mentorship.
We believe that sustainable national development is the product of successful and responsible entrepreneurship; and we firmly believe that an entrepreneurial movement of young, able minded and business oriented people shall transform the African economy and solve the Unemployment million-dollar question through a progressive and innovative entrepreneurial approach.
In order to achieve its aspirations, Inspire Africa cherishes five philosophical principles of;
3. Entrepreneurial spirit
4. Social responsibility
Details of Experience
Apprenticeship and Mind-set Change
National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (NYEC), and Project Inspire Africa S1 which have independently, but in unison of purpose, played a momentous role in reshaping mind-set, Mentored and apprenticeship of the Ugandan youth in entrepreneurship and Innovation, and this has been attained by showcasing successful business stories and innovations from previous youth beneficiaries of YEC1, Project Inspire Africa S1, and and also visibility of sustainable businesses start-ups that have created employment opportunities and profit maximization.
At inspire Africa; we blend inspiration, mentorship and empowerment of youth in entrepreneurship and innovation so as to ensure sustainable business practice. One of our success stories Clarisse Iribangiza from the previous Inspire Africa Season1 is already making Global impact and inspiration by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 30 Emerging Women Entrepreneurs in Africa.
Ministry of Finance/CICS
Rwanda Development Board.
Nation Media Group.
|Business/Entrepreneurship Development.||Trained 1000 Youth across the country through National Youth & Entrepreneurship Challenge in Agribusiness, ICT, Trade and Tourism||
Ministry of Gender
Ministry of Finance/CICS
|Business Sustainability & Infrastructure Development.||Inspire Africa gave Start up capital to 15 Business/ Entrepreneurs During Sawa Ya Cash business development Challenge specifically and set them from infrastructure, business development services||