Crowd Watch Africa is a non-governmental organization that supports African innovations and entrepreneurship for development and prosperity of the African continent with the aim of mitigating the major challenges faced by African innovators and entrepreneurs. These include: finding investor(s) or backer(s) who could help in turning idea(s) into projects that would benefit their communities and the rest of the continent, lack of contemporary information on local, region and global trends concerning innovation and entrepreneurship etc.
Africa is in a conundrum of challenges in driving the spirit of innovation as its efforts are compromised by deficits in skills, technologies and infrastructure. It has a gigantic of micro-entrepreneurs as a result of life circumstances and necessity with little innovative activities. Despite these challenges, There is a growing propensity for innovation and opportunity entrepreneurship among African people than the majority of the rest of the world. Africa’s innovators are cognizant with their local setting and have a predilection for success that would make a meaningful difference to their lives and the wider community.
We seek for Africans who have great innovative and entrepreneurial ideas that will positively impact on the African continent. We also seek for volunteers and backers who would help us technically and financially in transforming generated great ideas into beneficial as well as sustainable projects. We connect entrepreneurs with the supports they need to grow their innovations; and help them grow their networks and collaborations.
Currently we are only operating in Lusaka, Zambia and wish to extend to other provinces and African countries in the near future.
Innovation is an important driver of growth and development in every aspect of life. In most part of Africa, the ability to innovate and compete with the rest of the world has been hampered by several factors including deficits in skills, infrastructure, technology, climate change, natural disasters, high disease burden, poor political environment, currency instability, gender inequality, culture and beliefs. Despite these challenges, there is a growing propensity for innovation and opportunity entrepreneurship among African people than the majority of the rest of the world. Africa’s innovators are cognizant with their local setting and have a predilection for success that would make a meaningful difference to their lives and the wider community. To realize this potential, Crowd Watch Africa a non-governmental organization was established in 2015 with the aim of mitigating challenges faced by African innovators and entrepreneurs including translating ideas into bankable micro projects, finding investors, lack of motivation and contemporary information on local, region and global trends concerning innovation and entrepreneurship.
Crowd Watch Africa can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from individuals like you. Without these donations, serving those in our area would be impossible.
Upon receiving your donations, will seek for local simple and cost-effective innovations and entrepreneurial ideas that have a potential to positively impact on the poor communities. Will also mobilize technical and financial resources for transforming generated ideas into beneficial as well as sustainable projects.
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can’t contribute financially to Crowd Watch Africa, we would be very appreciative if you could help us spread the word about our project.
Merci and thank you!
Note: We are currently registered and operating in Zambia only.
Get connected to a whole new world of business opportunities. This business plan competition is open to Zambian-based new start-ups and existing businesses with less than 50 employees Nyamuka Zambia is a business plan competition and it will take lots of work but if you are successful you could get that big break to make your business dreams come true. The total prize fund is K2,000,000. and there is not just one winner, there are 20 winners, with a top prize of K250,000.
How to Apply for Nyamuka Zambia 2016
Step 1 – Registration The first step on your adventure as a Nyamuka Zambia budding entrepreneur is to register your interest with the Nyamuka Zambia team. Registering your details is the first step because this will allow the promoters of Nyamuka Zambia to inform you of precise details of how to proceed and to answer any questions you might have about the competition. Applicants can register interest either in person or at any application centre in Lusaka, Ndola or Kitwe or online.
Step 2 – Attend Advice Clinics and Business Workshops In order to help applicants understand the Nyamuka Zambia business plan competition and how to put together a really good application, the promoters are running a series of APPLICATION ADVICE CLINICS. These half-day sessions are taking place in Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe from March 2017. While these clinics are not compulsory, they are incredibly useful we suggest that applicants attend one if at all possible. The Application Advice Clinics take place on Mondays and Wednesday at all application processing centres between 21 March and 20 April 2017. On the other hand, the BUSINESS ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP is a full-day session, held in Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe, which provides applicants with a great overview of the business planning process which will help applicants to submit a top-notch application. Attendance is also not compulsory but these sessions are incredibly helpful and it is recommended that applicants attend. The Business Essentials Workshops take place on Tuesdays at all application processing centres between 29 March and 26 April 2017. To register for an APPLICATION ADVICE CLINIC or BUSINESS ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP phone the HOTLINE 5066 or visit any one of the Nyamuka Zambia application processing centres in Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe.
Step 3 – Submit your Idea After attending the advices clinics and business workshops and if you are absolutely sure that your business idea is worth K250,000, then you are ready to submit your application and enter the race for a K250,000 grand prize. All you have to do next is to complete the Nyamuka Zambia Application Form 2017 which will ask you to outline your business concept. You can download the application form by clicking here; you can also visit the Nyamuka Zambia website or you can collect the form from any of the application advice centres. Applications can be completed electronically or handwritten but if the latter, you must make sure that it is completely legible (mind your handwriting). Once complete, you will need to submit the application form IN PERSON to one of the application centres in Lusaka, Kitwe or Ndola, there is an entry fee of K150 payable when you apply; see this as an investment in your business future. The application centres can be found at: LUSAKA Private Enterprise Programme (PEP Zambia) Nyamuka Zambia Headquarters No. 5 Katemo Road Rhodes Park, Lusaka. Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) A10 Financial Lane Showgrounds Lusaka. WECREATE|Zambia Nyerere Community Hall Kuku, Chawama Constituency Chawama, Lusaka. Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) – Information Resource Center Annex Building opposite Lottie House Cairo Road, Lusaka. COPPERBELT Kitwe Chamber of Commerce Kantanta Street, next to Mukuba Pensions House House #8 Kitwe. Ndola Chamber of Commerce and Industry At Unity Food Premises (Opposite Coates Brothers) Plot 3292 Ulengo Road Industrial Area Ndola. Free advice clinics and business essentials workshops are available to help you apply and plan for your business so you are on the right track. Your business ideas remain confidential until the semi-final stage and all judges and advisors are independent and impartial business experts who will respect the privacy of your business idea. Don’t forget to carry your identity card plus a passport sized photo when going to finally submit your application in person. We wish all aspiring applicants the best outcome in this exciting financing opportunity.
Read more at: http://www.manic.co.zm/how-to-apply-for-nyamuka-zambia-2016/