On Thursday the 17th of December, we officially closed the ED4D project with a celebratory and virtual closing session. Celebratory because, despite a global pandemic, ED4D succeeded in kickstarting the businesses of 20 Ghanaian and 20 Ethiopian diaspora entrepreneurs.PUM, Impact Hub Accra, North-South Consulting, Zidicircle and IOM colleagues in Ghana and Ethiopia.
The testimonies were followed by a Q&A session with panellists composed of trainers from Zidicircle (NL), Impacthub (Ghana) and North-South Consulting (Ethiopia). The trainers talked about the challenges diaspora entrepreneurs face in their country of origin, the unique business opportunities countries of origin offer and the best qualities an entrepreneur should have.
Moreover, during a symbolic diploma ceremony, the attendees became more acquainted with the entrepreneurs and their business stories.
The session was closed by Andy Wehkamp (Managing Director PUM), who congratulated the entrepreneurs with their flourishing businesses and remarked on the excellent collaboration with IOM.
We wish all the entrepreneurs the best of luck with their businesses and thank everyone who made this project possible.
Were you not able to make it but still like to view this session? See below for a recording.