‘We believe strongly in the power of entrepreneurs to transform Africa’

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

As of March 2013, Omidyar Network has committed more than $611 million to for-profit and non-profit companies that foster economic advancement, including entrepreneurship. In a chat with BusinessDay Industry Analyst, NONSO NDUMANYA, on the sidelines of the just concluded ‘Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa’ forum, Malik Fal, Omidyar Network Africa CEO, shares on how entrepreneurship can be leveraged on, to transform Africa. Excerpts.

Why interest in entrepreneurship?

As a philanthropic investment firm, we are dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. We believe strongly in the power of entrepreneurship, to transform Africa, hence we invest in and help scale innovative organisations to catalyse economic and social change.

Source: Business Day (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship
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entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social entrepreneur