Wiebe Boer, Dele Oye, Others Make SME.ng Funding Space Panel
The SME Nigeria group, SME.ng, has announced its 2020 Funding Space Advisory Panel with Dr Wiebe Boer, Mr Dele Oye, Deputy President of NACCIMA making the list.
The panel is tasked with the responsibility of serviing as brain trust for enhanced and successful funding round for the year.
The Funding Space was established in 2017 as a convening platform to strengthen Nigeria’s entrepreneurship ecosystem with a specific focus building knowledge and practice on gender lens investing and connecting entrepreneurs to investors. It is an access to finance, impact investing, training and networking platform.
The Funding Space convenes to inspire, challenge, support access to funding & financing with Nigerian actors to enhance the growth of locally grown innovations and enterprises in Nigeria that use “market solutions to address social problems”.
The organisers agreed tgat ” the Funding Space 2020 is taking place in an unusual global environment due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Countries around the world are seeking solutions to mitigate the spread of the virus and stimulate economic recovery. The full impact on African Countries may not be known for a while .
“The 2020 Funding Space will showcase emerging African Innovations that ensure the ‘’New Normal” addresses the past developmental challenges and inequalities in the continent.
“The New Normal has to be shaped by communities of people and institutions with a common agenda of ensuring Africa does not regress irreversibly as a result of the pandemic, but enters into an era of progress and sustainable development.”