Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Uganda: Building Resilient Trade Competitiveness by Fast Tracking the Digital Technology Sector (NTF V)

    Overview

    Summary

    ITC and CBI have been cooperating for decades. This cooperation led to a series of sector development programmes under the Netherlands Trust Fund (NTF) since 2005. The current project is part of the NTF V programme funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands and implemented in close coordination with the Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI).

    The NTF V programme was approved in July 2021 and will run until June 2025. Its ambition is to contribute to building back better in the partner countries with a focus on creating a link between MSMEs in the digital technologies with a focus on agritech. To this end, agritech start-ups will be supported to improve their understanding of agribusinesses’ needs, to gain more agribusinesses partners, and, in some instances, to help digitalize agribusinesses. 

    Project activities will foster business-friendly tech ecosystems, strengthen business support organizations such as tech hubs and equip tech start-ups with resilient business models, linking them to business, partnership and investment opportunities while contributing to the digitalization of traditional SMEs in other sectors.

    Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Uganda are part of the targeted countries for NTF V. NTF V Multi-country Tech will build on the work initiated under NTF IV’s spin-off #FastTrackTech Africa and NTF IV Uganda. The project aims at contributing to the creation of sustainable jobs in the digital technologies sector and the modernisation of agribusiness through digital technologies. 

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    We started off in 2016 with just three people: now we are 58. We operated in one region and have scaled to 3 more. Our tech team, which was just one person is now six people. NTF IV helped us build our capacity to run the business and manage the teams
    We started off in 2016 with just three people: now we are 58. We operated in one region and have scaled to 3 more. Our tech team, which was just one person is now six people. NTF IV helped us build our capacity to run the business and manage the teams
    Jean Anthony Onyait
    Akellobanker, Uganda

    Projects

    NTF V Ghana Agribusiness

     

    Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the project supports micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the agribusiness sector, focusing on cocoa and associated crops.

    NTF V Ghana Tech

     

    Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the project supports micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the digital technologies sector.

    NTF V Ethiopia Agribusiness

    Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the project supports micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the agribusiness sector, focusing on coffee and associated crops.

    NTF V Senegal Agribusiness

    Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the project supports micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the agribusiness sector, focusing on cashew and associated crops.

    NTF V Ethiopia Tech

    Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the project supports micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the digital technologies sector.

    NTF V Senegal Tech

    Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the project supports micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the digital technologies sector.

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    Labbe
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