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Since 2009, Village Capital supports more than 500 entrepreneurs through 40 programs in 9 countries. Village Capital and The Hershey Company aim to identify and support the next generation of entrepreneurs facing nutrition problems in Ghana, Côte d’ Ivoire and Nigeria, so we are pleased to launch a call for nominations for the Village Capital Affordable Nutrition Forum on April 21, 2017 in Accra.
This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to make nutritious food locally more accessible and affordable in Côte d’ Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria to earn 15,000 dollars.
These can be solutions to fill gaps in the supply chain, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, which prevent healthy food products from reaching the right people at the right price.
The applications are now open.
Up to 10 finalists will benefit from travel and accommodation in Accra (Ghana) all costs included and a training day on business development/responsiveness to investment with industry experts and investors.
Why? Because West African economies like Ghana, Nigeria and Côte d’ Ivoire are growing rapidly, but children’s food is still lagging behind. In Ghana, UNICEF estimates that 57 per cent of children under five years of age are anaemic, 23 per cent are stunted and 30,000 are severely malnourished each year. This problem does not only affect children physically, the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders who are now in school today and who are not entitled to adequate nutrition have difficulty concentrating, thus contributing to poor performance in the classroom. Parents want to invest in the future of their children by making them as much as possible to learn and grow, but the nutrient-rich foods that feed this brain’s ability are often inaccessible or unaffordable.
Up to 10 companies will be selected to contribute to the Affordable Nutrition Forum of ” Village Capital ” April 21, 2017 in Accra, Ghana with:
- all fees paid in Accra, Ghana, for the duration of the Forum, and
- participation in a training day in business development/responsiveness to investment with industry experts and investors, and
- the ability to win $15,000 to expand and expand a business
Village Capital Affordable Nutrition Forum: Win $15,000
p >Village Capital and The Hershey Company are seeking to identify and support the next generation of entrepreneurs increasing access to, and agrifood products locally in Cote D’ Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria. We invite eligible enterprises to apply for the Village Capital Affordable Nutrition Forum on 21 April 2017, with all expenses paid flights to, and accommodation in Accra, Ghana. Selected enterprises will participate in a day of business development/investment readiness training with industry experts and investors, and have the opportunity to win $15,000.
Affordable Nutrition Forum Problem Statement
West African economies like Ghana, Nigeria, and Côte d’ Ivoire are growing rapidly, yet nutrition for children still lags behind. In Ghana, UNICEF estimates that 57 % of children under 5 are anemic, 23 % are stunted, and 30,000 children suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition annually. This doesn’t just affect children physically-the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders who are in school now but don’t have the right nutrition have a hard time focusing, contributing to poor results in the classroom. Parents want to invest in their children’s future by making them as ready to learn and grow as possible, but the nutrient-rich foods that fuel that brainpower are often inaccessible or unaffordable.
While the demand for healthier food products is growing across the continent, inefficiencies in supply chain, manufacturing, logistics and distribution make it difficult for healthy food products to reach the right people at the right price.
Entrepreneurs are tackling these problems with solutions to increase efficiency, productivity, and growth across FMCG value chains. These solutions present potential to provide access to affordable, diet foods in unison markets where the highest levels of malnourishment exist.
Examples of this type of initiative include ventures that:
● Operate in Ghana, and/or Côte d’ Ivoire and/or Nigeria. You may operate in other regions in addition, but for this forum you must be operating in one, or more, of these countries;and/or
● Are increasing efficiency in supply chains and distribution channels through bettera market access, increased price transparency, increased connections to new suppliers, and access to other decision-driving market information; and/or
● Are enhancing insights through tools for value-chain tracking and/or smart logistics; and/or
● Are innovation Efficient, affordable, and reliable; and/or
● Are increasing awareness of and demand for food products on the customer side through marketing and education.
|Program dates||Apr 21, 2017: 0:00|
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northern Africa
|Sectors||Agribusiness, Food and beverage, Manufacturing, Retail, Transport and logistics|
- victor Boyle-komolafe posted an update on the Boot camp page Date limite pour la côte d’ivoire seulement: Village Capital Challenge Nutritif Gagner $15,000.
Hi Guys! Thank you for this opportunity
Please I’d like to find out when the results are coming out for this?
- David Chinye posted an update on the Boot camp page Date limite pour la côte d’ivoire seulement: Village Capital Challenge Nutritif Gagner $15,000.
I just submitted my application. I am so glad to be a part of this