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The MEET Africa programme
2nd edition is co-financed
by the European Union and the Agence Française du Développement.
It is implemented by
Expertise France in partnership
with GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and Anima Investment Network.
Following on from phase 1, in which 80 business creation projects were supported, edition 2 continues the deployment of the scheme.
Expertise France is the public agency for French international technical cooperation. The agency works in four priority areas: democratic, economic and financial governance; security and stability in countries in crisis/post-crisis situations; sustainable development; and strengthening health, social protection and employment systems. In these areas, Expertise France carries out engineering and implementation missions for capacity building projects, mobilises technical expertise and plays a role as a project organiser involving public expertise and private know-how.
MEETAfrica 2nd edition is part of the actions carried out by the European Union in the framework of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and responds to its objective of "Increasing mutually beneficial legal migration and mobility". Through its support to the MEET Africa project, the European Union seeks to ensure the development of entrepreneurship in Africa by the diaspora residing in Europe. The objective is to foster a dynamic of wealth creation, employment and positive impacts in the countries of origin.
The Agence française de développement (AFD) Group is a public establishment that implements France's development and international solidarity policy. It finances, supports and accelerates transitions towards a more just and sustainable world. Climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health, governance... Our teams are involved in over 4 000 projects with a strong social and environmental impact in 115 countries and French Overseas Communities. AFD is developing a strong partnership with diasporas for the development of their countries of origin. Meetafrica is also part of a broader program to support the private sector and job creation in Africa led by AFD since 2019: Choose Africa.
GIZ is a German federal enterprise working in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Through its work, GIZ aims to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda worldwide. As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German government in achieving its goals in the area of international cooperation for sustainable development.
The "Migration & Development Programme" mandated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ has as its central goal that key actors in partner countries benefit from the commitment of the diaspora in achieving their development goals. Its "Business Ideas for Development" component aims to support diaspora project leaders who use the know-how they have acquired in Germany in their home countries.
ANIMA Investment Network is a platform for economic cooperation between Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It develops and implements initiatives to build investment and business environments for an attractive, sustainable and inclusive economy. The ANIMA network brings together 70 member organisations in 20 countries, and offers expertise in economic development and cooperation, investment promotion and impact management, territorial marketing, innovation development and resource mobilisation of expatriate talent.
The Presidential Council for Africa (CPA), created at the initiative of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron in August 2017 and reflects the desire to renew the partnership between France and the African continent. The CPA's mission is: to inform the President of the Republic about the issues at stake in the relationship between France and African countries, to develop a permanent link with civil society, the diasporas and young people; to formulate proposals for action in sectors of the future (entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainable development, education, health, etc.); and to transmit to the President of the Republic the results of the CPA's work.It is quite natural that the CPA is a partner of the Meet Africa II programme, which is a major lever to support entrepreneurship of the African diasporas in France.