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Elumelu launches $3.5 million green entrepreneurship program to tackle climate crisis

Tony Elumelu, one of the wealthiest individuals in Nigeria and Africa, has launched a $3.5 million green entrepreneurship program aimed at addressing the climate crisis in Africa. The program will train, mentor, fund, and coach 120 young African entrepreneurs with businesses in high-impact green sectors, focusing on Kenya in the initial phase. The Tony Elumelu Foundation partnered with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Generation Unlimited, and IKEA Foundation to establish the program. The initiative seeks to create new jobs, improve livelihoods, eradicate poverty, and address African climate issues.
Elumelu's decision to start the program in Kenya is informed by the fact that East Africa is currently experiencing its longest-running drought in 40 years, affecting 36 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. While Nigeria is also experiencing the effects of climate change, such as flooding and wind erosion, the program is starting in Kenya before expanding to other African countries. The program aims to empower young entrepreneurs in Africa with entrepreneurial skills that are required to accelerate the shift towards a green economy.
Elumelu has emphasized the critical role that green entrepreneurship and agri-entrepreneurship play in driving innovative solutions to environmental problems. He is keen to empower African youth, starting with Kenya, to deploy innovative solutions to the climate crisis. The program is expected to create viable green jobs so that Africa's youth are not left behind in the inevitable transition to a green economy.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation is committed to strengthening climate resilience in Africa, starting with East Africa, and scaling up to the rest of the continent to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. This program is a significant step towards building sustainable businesses that generate viable green jobs and promote climate resilience in Africa. It is hoped that this initiative will enable African youth to harness their potential and contribute to a greener, more sustainable future for the continent.
https://twitter.com/TonyOElumelu/status/1657068247806509074?cxt=HHwWpICw8dayi_8tAAAA

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  • Grace Njeri

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    Green entrepreneurs have a greater role in environmentally friendly practices and environmental tasks than other entrepreneurs.

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    • George Kariuki

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      This is the way to go!

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      • Munene Mugambi

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        A very good initiative

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        • Komu Daniel

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          commendable

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          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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            nice job

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            • john linus Tom

              47 w

              Good work

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              • john linus Tom

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                This is amazing

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                • winnie nguru

                  47 w

                  Good job!

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                  • We Don't Have Time

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                    Dear Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Tony Elumelu and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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                    • Tabitha Kimani

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                      Good to note that in Africa we have some capacity to deal with climate change and individual contribution in any way will go a long way.

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                      • Gorffly mokua

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                        This is great seeing our own leader financing green projects!

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                        • Kevin

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                          well in

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                          • Sameen Shahid

                            47 w

                            Rich people need to give back to the planet!

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                            • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                              Great job

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                              • Markus Lutteman

                                47 w

                                Excellent!

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                                • Kihm Francis

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                                  this is amazing

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                                  • Edwin wangombe

                                    47 w

                                    Awesome... This is a great investment

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                                    • Saustine Lusanzu

                                      47 w

                                      Green entrepreneurship is what we need

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                                      • Joseph Githinji

                                        47 w

                                        This is a noble course.

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                                        • rosebellendiritu

                                          47 w

                                          It's wow

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                                          • Hilda Wangui

                                            47 w

                                            Well done effort

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                                            • Ajema Lydiah

                                              47 w

                                              great work

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                                              • Peter Kamau

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                                                Well done @Tony for this solely initiated achievement

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