IFC’s CASA Initiative in Sierra Leone

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WHAT IS THE CASA INITIATIVE? IFC’s CASA Initiative, launched in 2008, is helping design and implement integrated strategies specially targeted to support economic recovery in conflict-affected countries. The Initiative is supported by Ireland, the Netherlands, and Norway, while Denmark and Sweden provide additional support in South Sudan and Liberia respectively. The CASA Initiative focuses on: • Improving the business environment through regulatory reform • Strengthening small and medium sized businesses and support institutions, such as chambers of commerce • Rebuilding financial markets, banks, and other financial institutions • Increasing private sector involvement in providing and rebuilding infrastructure such as roads, ports, schools, and power stations CASA’s Support IFC’s CASA Initiative is helping strengthen smaller businesses in Sierra Leone and is working with the government and private sector partners to introduce…
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GEW 2018 Start Up Expo

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During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations.  GEW is held November 12-18, 2018. To mark GEW 2018  in Sierra Leone, GEN SL , Innovations SL and the British Council is organising a Start up Expo. The aim is to showcase promising and innovative startups of all stages, offering them an opportunity to  showcase their company to experts,  local investors, accelerators, students, potential hires,  city government, and other local partners. The Start up Expo is part of the celebrations in Sierra Leone to mark Global…
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