Daily Digest Friday, Apr. 24, 2020
GFA’s “Must attend” Web events happening 24-30 April.
The Get Funded Africa team complied a list of online events that we hope most of you will attend while under quarantine at home. These event will not only be a chance to ask key business related questions during these uncharted times but it will be a great way for you to connect with other professionals from across the globe. Read more……..
AFDB-SEFA manged fund grants $760K to set up renewable projects in Africa
The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a $760,000 grant to Empower New Energy AS (EmNEW), to develop at least eight small renewable energy projects with capacity ranging from1-10 MW, towards bankability and construction. Read more…
Funding in West Africa
Seedstars reveals $100m Africa fund has made first investment
Nigerian tech entrepreneurs crowdfunding for COVID-19 relief
A host of Nigerian tech entrepreneurs have teamed up to crowdfund a COVID-19 relief fund to help Nigerians in financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic. Read more……
GNI launches global Journalism Emergency Relief Fund for local news publishers
The Google News Initiative has launched a Journalism Emergency Relief Fund to deliver urgent aid to thousands of small, medium and local news publishers globally. Read more….
Funding in Southern Africa
SweepSouth fund at R8m
SA on-demand cleaning startup SweepSouth’s SweepStar Fund has raised over R8-million to provide relief for over 3000 domestic workers registered on SweepSouth’s online platform, the startup said in a statement yesterday. Read more…..
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