MDF West Africa launches the IBA Hub Accra Ghana

Susanne Roelofsen
By on April 24, 2017
Over 50 people attended the official launch of the Inclusive Business Accelerator (IBA) Hub on April 20th, 2017. IBA Hub Ghana offers trainings for Business Advisors and runs programs for entrepreneurs in WASH (EnterWASH) and agribusiness (IAC Accelerator).

 

The afternoon included short presentations on IBA activities as well as an exhibition of entrepreneurs and their products and services. For MDF’s director Richard Yeboah, ‘this Hub is a step toward more social impact through business in Ghana’ – Richard Yeboah also extended and invitation to possible partners for discussions. Ghana’s landscape is changing, and by promoting inclusive business, the new IBA Hub hopes to strengthen the entrepreneurship climate.

 

Upcoming activities that were presented are:

 

  • The next Training of Advisors, which will be held in Accra on July 17-19. This training will cover the Inclusive Business toolkit, and is open for all Business Advisors. Joining this training will improve the advisors’ offer to customers with innovative tools and will expand their network, both online and offline, by joining IBA.
  • The Inclusive Agribusiness Centre (IAC), which will start their Accelerator Programme in June. They will select 15 entrepreneurs for this 3-month programme.
     Entrepreneurs can choose one of three tracks:

 

a) Access to market; with a focus on your customer and how to reach them
b) Access to finance; with a focus on preparing the right documents for a loan, grant or investment
c) Improving operational efficiency; with a focus on cost, revenue and optimizing margins.

For more information, keep an eye on IAC’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/InclusiveAgribusinessCentreGhana/) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/IAC_GH) page.

——
If you want to know more about IBA Hub Ghana, IAC or EnterWASH, get in touch with MDF at mdfwa@mdf.nl