- As TEF’s CEO, Parminder Vir, speaks at WEDF Sept 11
The Journalism Fellowship covers travel and accommodation that allows journalists the opportunity to interact with participants, guests, key public and private representatives, and leading speakers at the TEF Entrepreneurship Forum.
The fellowship, sponsored by the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc in partnership with the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropy, provides financial aid to journalists and photojournalists affiliated with African national or global media houses to attend the forum in Lagos Nigeria.
Last year, more than 80 journalists from across Africa, including Per Second News Business Editor covered the two-day forum which brought over 5,000 entrepreneurs, global investors, leaders from the African public and private sectors and development organisations to Nigeria’s biggest commercial center.
This year, the foundation, parent of the $100 million entrepreneurship program will bring development organisations in addition to more than 5,000 gobal leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss ideas that will catalyze entrepreneurship growth in Africa.
Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, also known as TEF, is the leading philanthropy in Africa championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent.
The event, being organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) has Vir speaking from September 11-12 on the the topic Jobs of Tomorrow, Through Trade on September 11, a statement from the TEF website says.
The forum expects to bring together business leaders, policy makers, trade organisations and international agencies from across the globe to discuss topics such as green finance, sustainable packaging, women in trade and jobs for youth, among others.