The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Agency for Migration, has been established in 1951 and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society.
In the framework of the Entrepreneurship by Diaspora for Development (ED4D) Programme, IOM now invites crowdfunding/investor platforms/entities to submit their offer for the organization of a crowdfunding training session & the creation of an ED4D environment on the online platform.
The overall objective of the ED4D program is to encourage the Ghanaian and Ethiopian diasporas residing in the Netherlands, or Dutch entrepreneurs in partnership with the diaspora, to engage as entrepreneurs for the development of the private sector in Ghana and Ethiopia. More specifically 20 entrepreneurs from the Ghanaian diaspora and 20 entrepreneurs from the Ethiopian diaspora, or Dutch entrepreneurs in connection with the diaspora, will be offered assistance in their journey to start up or expand businesses back home.
20 selected aspiring entrepreneurs per country will have the opportunity to enrol in entrepreneurial training sessions. While the programme does not foresee any financial support to their businesses, it would like to offer a training on crowdfunding or online fundraising to help entrepreneurs get funding for their next step.
In order to use existing expertise, IOM is outsourcing different training modules, including one on crowdfunding/fundraising to a crowdfunding/investor platform/entity with a proven track-record in helping SME entrepreneurs to get funding for their next step. IOM would also like to use a specific page (environment) on the platform to showcase the different participants of the ED4D project which can easily demonstrate the success of the pilot project to interested parties.