Improving access to finance for agripreneurs – upcoming webinars on plaftorms listing sources of finance (18 June and 2 July)


Improving access to finance for agripreneurs – upcoming webinars on plaftorms listing sources of finance (18 June and 2 July)


COLEAD’s approach on access to finance aims to improve the ability of agripreneurs to effectively navigate the financial ecosystem. Through its global Fit for Market Plus (FFM+) programme, funded by the European Union (EU) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), COLEAD supports partner beneficiaries to build their capacity in this area by offering training, technical assistance, and access to finance.

Responding to the needs of partner beneficiaries

In response to the critical needs expressed by agripreneurs through a programme such as FFM+ in terms of business management and access to finance, COLEAD has adapted its training offer to include tools such as the Business Model Canvas, which enables them to test the viability of their projects before seeking finance. In addition, modules on the basic concepts of finance have been included, providing essential knowledge for informed decision-making.

Relationships with funding sources

In addition to analysing and responding to specific requests from entrepreneurs, the access to finance department is constantly consolidating and structuring a network of potential funding sources, thanks to ongoing interactions with key players such as Kampani, Shared Interest, ABSA, I&P, CSAF, AgriFI and BIO Invest. These collaborations allow us to showcase COLEAD’s resources and identify companies that could benefit from them.

Next webinars on 18 June and 2 July

The next webinar will take place on 18 June 2024. It is organised as part of the FFM+ programme and will focus on navigating relevant funding platforms to identify suitable funding opportunitiesfor agripreneurs. .

Practical information:

  • Date and time: Tuesday 18 June 2024, from 15:00 to 16:00 (CET).
    • Burkina Faso, Ghana: 13:00
    • Angola, Nigeria: 14:00
    • Rwanda, Zimbabwe: 3 pm
    • Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda: 4 pm
  • Duration: approximately 1 hour (including Q&A)
  • Language: English (the webinar in French will be held on 2 July).
  • Registration: register today to reserve your seat by clicking here. The recording and presentation slides will be sent to all registrants.

Webinar programme:

  • Introduction to databases of funding sources, including grants, loans and investment opportunities specific to agricultural projects.
  • Practical advice on how to effectively navigate each online platform to find relevant funding sources.
  • Q&A session: discussions with our experts
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded professionals and potential collaborators to expand your network.

This activity is supported by the Fit For Market+ programme, implemented by COLEAD in the framework of the development cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union. This publication receives financial support from the European Union and the OACPS. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of COLEAD and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the OACPS.