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ANDE launches Ibadan, Port Harcourt entrepreneurial ecosystem snapshot


by Josephine Okojie

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organisations that support small and growing businesses in emerging markets, has, through a support from the Department for International Development (DFID), launched Ibadan and Port Harcourt entrepreneurial ecosystem snapshots.

The launch has increased the number of ANDE West Africa entrepreneurial ecosystem snapshots in Nigeria to four, which aims to identify organisations that actively support entrepreneurs and the kind of support they provide in specific cities.

“Ibadan and Port Harcourt are cities in Nigeria with great entrepreneurial potential and which are receiving increasing local and international attention,” said Joshua Adedeji, senior program coordinator, ANDE West Africa.

Also, during the launch, the online entrepreneurial ecosystem portal and printed copies of the snapshots by ANDE West Africa were made available and it featured the gaps, opportunities and recommendations for increased entrepreneurial development in the Ibadan and Port Harcourt.

“The investment landscape in the Port Harcourt ecosystem is gradually improving and gaining more attraction,” Friday Essienenkak, investment executive, GroFin Port Harcourt, said.

“As an investor in Port Harcourt, we have supported several small and growing businesses through their various sector associations,” Essienenkak said.

The report also shows that the top focus for entrepreneurial support is youth entrepreneurship and that stakeholders in Port Harcourt pay more attention to the information and communication sector while stakeholders in Ibadan are sector agnostic.

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For more details contact The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)