For the last seven years, Institut français has been supporting young entrepreneurs who are a driving force for democratic change in the Middle East and North Africa region and West Africa. With a bottom-up approach and targeting mainly Base of the Pyramid entrepreneurs, the Institut designed two incubation programmes to tackle inequalities – SafirLab and AyadaLab. EDD19 is an opportunity to showcase some of the most innovative projects that have been supported by the programmes, obtain valuable on-the-ground advice from them and share the expertise of key actors from the field. Three main questions will be debated: How can we change the narrative on social innovation? How can we support today's committed youth? How do we ensure the ecosystem is able to rise to the challenge?
Meeting a new generation of social changemakers
Seven years of fostering youth entrepreneurship in the MENA and West Africa regions
Reducing inequalities: a catalyst for economic growth, poverty reduction, and ensuring that no one is left behind
Project or report lab
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
09:00 to 10:15