Author Topic: The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund for Research into Business  (Read 898 times)

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The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund launched in mid-2008 and has since run seven rounds of its investment competition, supporting new investment in the agribusiness, rural financial services and media and information sectors, across Africa. Four rounds of our general competition have been followed by three special windows, targeting these sectors in Fragile States (such as DRC and S Sudan) and in Zimbabwe. A more recent special window, called Research Into Business, targets innovative business ideas based on the results of agricultural research. RIB is scheduled to run three rounds. The latest rounds now open are Tanzania Agribusiness and Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies.

1. Zimbabwe Agribusiness and Rural Finance Competition 2
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Closing Dated for applications on: Nov 30th 2010

2. Research into Business Competition 2 (Commercializing Agricultural Research
& New Technologies)
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Closing Date: Dec 15th 2010

3. Tanzania Agribusiness Competition 1
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Now Live
Closing Date: Jan 31st 2011

4. Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies Competition
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Closing Date: Jan 31st 2011

Progress to Date:
Since the launch of the AECF in June 2008 seven competitions have been held and 3 more are still open for 2010. To date over 1,500 applications have been received and 40 projects have been awarded funding (commitment US$32m). A further US$90m has been committed to these 40 projects by the private sector. Overall the response from the private sector has been excellent with competition for AECF funds intense.

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund for Research into Business

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