MEET Ecosystem Ivory Coast - MEET Africa

MEET Ecosystem Côte d'Ivoire 

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Date: 09-02-2024

🇨🇮 Thanks to all the participants in the MEET Côte d'Ivoire Ecosystem event, which was a wonderful opportunity for entrepreneurs from the Ivorian diaspora to meet all the players in the Ivorian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Thanks to this event, entrepreneurs were able to make progress in their structuring, meet all the MEET Africa 2 prizewinners and discover their inspiring projects, as well as all the public and private players in support and financing who contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in CĂ´te d'Ivoire.
MEET Africa 2 experts were able to share the program's concrete achievements, as well as ecosystem diagnostics, and discuss them with all the players involved, with a view to improving support for diasporic entrepreneurs.

The event, which closed the MEET Africa 2 cycle of events, was organized in partnership with the Direction Générale de la Diaspora (DGD), the Société d'État Côte d'Ivoire PME (CI PME) and the Centre de Promotion des Investissements en Côte d'Ivoire (CEPICI).

The 120 attendees were treated to :

  • 2 panel discussions dedicated to the diaspora entrepreneur's career path, best practices and feedback on support in the dual Europe-Africa space.
  • 1 business lunch and 1 B2B and B2G networking event, facilitating more than 100 business contacts.
  • 1 networking cocktail with booths featuring entrepreneurs from the diaspora (MEET Africa 2 winners), showcasing their products and services.

We would like to highlight and thank the presence of our partners in CĂ´te d'Ivoire:

  • Event chaired by DGD General Manager Dr. Gaoussou KARAMOKO.
  • Donor representation through the Migration and Civil Status Program Officer at the European Union Delegation in CĂ´te d'Ivoire: Lucie-AmĂ©lie BLOCQUAUX.
  • Representation of the CoopĂ©ration Française with the Head of the Cooperation and Cultural Action Department of the French Embassy in CĂ´te d'Ivoire: Laurent BONNEAU.
  • CEPICI's participation in the panel discussion: Thierry BADOU, Director of Investment Attraction.
  • CI PME's participation in the panel discussion: CĂ©lestin YAO, Technical Advisor.
  • Ecobank's participation in the panel discussion: Moussa TOURE, Ecobank CĂ´te d'Ivoire Diaspora Manager and UEMOA Coordinator.
  • Participation of diasporic association 225-33 Le Club in the panel discussion.
  • Participation of the Ministry of Youth through the Director of the Youth Employment Agency: Wilson BREDE.
  • And the 4 MEET Africa 2 winners, recipients of the 30,000-euro Dotation 2 acceleration grant:

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