Who is behind the Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative “COVID-19 Relief” Programme and why is this initiative launched?
The Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative was developed by the non-profit organisation enpact e.V. In its debut, the programme will now operate two programmes designed to deliver economic relief from the COVID-19 crisis: the “COVID-19 Relief Programme” and the “COVID-19 Relief Programme for Tourism”. The programmes are both funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Strategic Partnership Technology in Africa (SPTA) works in cooperation with enpact to promote the implementation of the programme. The first programme, however, is implemented independently by enpact. For the second programme, enpact cooperates with the TUI Care Foundation.
A total of 330 founding teams of young, innovative businesses in Egypt, Ghana, Jordan, Indonesia, Mexico, and Kenya will be supported with a combination of mentoring, workshops, network building, and financial support.