COVID-19 – DiafrikInvest adapts its online trainings to entrepreneurs’ needs


Within the framework of the international acceleration program DiafrikInvest, ANIMA Investment Network has carried out a survey among the beneficiaries of the initiative in order to know the difficulties that entrepreneurs are facing during the health crisis and to provide tangible answers to relieve them and support them in the development of their projects. 


Considering the answers of the contacted entrepreneurs, DiafrikInvest decided to launch new activities to accompany its beneficiaries during these difficult times!


In Senegal, the partner DiafrikInvest CJD Senegal, (Centre de Jeunes Dirigeants) in charge of accompanying project leaders in this country, has just announced the launch of an online training program to be held from May to July 2020.


The support offered by the CJD will be entirely online and will include half-day training sessions led by specialists and coaches in entrepreneurship, including Abdoulaye Senghor, an experienced consultant in business management. Two pitching sessions are also planned to allow entrepreneurs to practice in real conditions and to continue working on the presentation of their projects.


The themes of the programme cover all the needs shared by entrepreneurs, so that none are forgotten! The schedule and the themes prioritized during the training sessions are as follows:

  • Oral communication: 19 May 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Human Resources: May 26 and June 10 9:00 am 
  • Accounting and taxation: 2 June 9:00 am
  • Public procurement, awarding: 4 June 2:00 pm
  • Pitch session 1: 6 June 10:00 am
  • Pitch session 2: 8 June 2:00 pm
  • Digital marketing: 16 June 9:00 am
  • Financial management: 9 June 2:00 pm 
  • Legal lines from Covid: 19 June 9:00 am
  • Quality: 23 June 9:00 am
  • Strategy: 25 June 2:00 pm
  • Preparation for fundraising: June 30 9:00 am
  • Negotiation: 7 July 9:00 am


As all DiafrikInvest partners are aware of the demands of entrepreneurs, other initiatives could be launched soon in Morocco and Tunisia with the support of the two local partners, StartUp Maroc and CONECT.


For more information on the DiafrikInvest acceleration programme, click here.

To consult the portfolio of entrepreneurs benefiting from the support offered by DiafrikInvest, click here.