Building capacity, relationships, and mobilising dynamic leaders to take action on sustainable development in Africa
Africa requires a new breed of leaders from business, the public sector, and civil society who are willing to COLLABORATE to address Africa’s systematic challenges.
ATTANE Annual Forum, is the premier gathering of thought leaders from various sectors who subscribe to the principles of a new economy, and are seeking for opportunities to take action. Through the Forum, ATTANE connects and empowers leaders and entrepreneurs and creates a space for engagment, sharing and co-creation.
We implement high impact interventions through the New Economy Accelerator (NEA), New Economy Ventures, and the New Economy Fellowship.
An investment readiness programme for social and green entrepreneurs
NEA is a platform to accelerate high-impact innovative enterprises. We work with entrepreneurs who have the vision, boldness and integrity to bring about change. This is achieved through business models that subscribe to new economy principles
Through a carefully designed programme we develop, support, train and accelerate promising initiatives with the power to effect real change. The type of support each venture receives is bespoke to the needs of the initiative and actor.
A business coach facilitates and mentors the group and individuals throughout, and prepares them for a final showcase during which partners and investors are invited to take the business to the next level.
The acceleration programme consists of six training modules, facilitated by entrepreneurship experts and leading industry professionals on following topics: new economy principles, impact investing & measurement, financial modelling, sales & marketing, value chain, growth & sustainability.
Concurrently to the modules, NEA hosts a series of public dialogues, where we share insights with the public and give an opportunity to engage with the cohort, and for them to practice and apply newly learning tools. Themes were on food security, role of cities in a new economy, impact investing, climate change and sustainable entrepreneurship.
Check out our past events here.
The cohort of entrepreneurs work closely together, and in the process challenge each other and grow together. The programme is designed for cross-pollination and collaboration and uses group, individual and digital learning as well as creative methods to enable a growth process for both the entrepreneurs and their ventures.
Meet the entrepreneurs and their ventures here.
Applicants are carefully selected based on their potential for growth and impact, as well as the quality of concept and the level of sustainable and new economy principles it integrates.
To apply for our next NEA programme starting in September 2016, keep an eye out for this site. The call will go out in July 2016.
NEA Entrepreneurs 2015/16
ATTANE is set to launch a New Economy Fellowship which targets highly influential leaders in all sectors of society, including media, business, civil society and government. The goal of the Fellowship is to build capacity of influential leaders in society to become ambassadors of the new economy, to tap into global discourses and decision-making, and to help mainstream its discourse in our current economic setup.
The fellowship will run over a period of 2 years, with fellows coming from all over Africa to meet three times per year to deliberate on a specific new economy issue. This will take place in a Solutions Lab, and fellows will return to their stations to prototype solutions. The solutions generated will be shared at an Annual Gathering of new economy practitioners from the continent. Participation in the fellowship programme will be by nomination only.