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Orange Corners and AstraZeneca partner to boost youth entrepreneurship in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories
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Orange Corners and AstraZeneca partner to boost youth entrepreneurship in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories

Orange Corners and AstraZeneca partner to boost youth entrepreneurship in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories

Orange Corners in the top five of the 2022 WTPO Awards
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Orange Corners in the top five of the 2022 WTPO Awards

e proudly announce that last night, the Orange Corners programme of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) finished in the top five of the 2022 WTPO Awards in the category: Best initiative to ensure that trade is inclusive and sustainable

Zach George: "Empires collapse, while ecosystems continue"
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Zach George: "Empires collapse, while ecosystems continue"

Right at the start of the interview with Zachariah George, Managing Partner and co-founder of Launch ...

GroFin Iraq partners with Orange Corners Erbil to offer training and finance to young, local entrepreneurs
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GroFin Iraq partners with Orange Corners Erbil to offer training and finance to young, local entrepreneurs

GroFin and Orange Corners Erbil are excited to announce a new partnership to provide coaching, mentoring and financial assistance, in the form of the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF), to local startups as part of the Orange Corners programme in Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

Nayera from Nero Puppets believes in the power of puppet play
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Nayera from Nero Puppets believes in the power of puppet play

By making puppets and using them, I aim to support the mental health for children throughout ...

OCIF Baghdad signs an MoU with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corner Innovation Fund
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OCIF Baghdad signs an MoU with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corner Innovation Fund

KAPITA, a leading private sector development company, has signed a MoU with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corner Innovation Fund (OCIF) in Baghdad.

Agro-business Abel Food helps you to eat healthier and cook smarter
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Agro-business Abel Food helps you to eat healthier and cook smarter

This innovation that you see here now, is something we would like to continue in the ...

Hope Givers: A climate-smart company helping communities and females to get to work
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Hope Givers: A climate-smart company helping communities and females to get to work

Linda Lariba Atibilla tries to get over 1000 female employees to work, giving them the task to convert tons of waste generated from shea, baobab seed and neem seed to organic compost for organic farming and cosmetics from baobab.

Gender Equality: Interview with Mutaz Mohamednour of 249Startups
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Gender Equality: Interview with Mutaz Mohamednour of 249Startups

The last guest in our interview series on gender equality in the wake of #InternationalWomensDay: Mutaz ...

Sikadan Homes: providing accommodation for low-income households
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Sikadan Homes: providing accommodation for low-income households

Via our platform, you can find an accommodation at your own convenience. Access to decent and ...

Interview with Sara Fakir, co-founder at IdeiaLab, Mozambique
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Interview with Sara Fakir, co-founder at IdeiaLab, Mozambique

Sara Fakir is an executive catalyst at Orange Corner’s local implementing partner, Ideialab in Mozambique. She ...

In conversation with…… Majd Khalifeh from Flow Accelerator
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In conversation with…… Majd Khalifeh from Flow Accelerator

In the wake of International Women’s Day (IWD), OCHQ interviewed the CEO of Flow Accelerator Majd ...

Frantec: Tapping into Technology and Simplifying Data
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Frantec: Tapping into Technology and Simplifying Data

Francisco da Mata is a young computer science graduate and currently an incubatee of Orange Corners ...

Break the Bias in Leadership: The influence of the media
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Break the Bias in Leadership: The influence of the media

At Orange Corners we believe that role models are essential for young female entrepreneurs with the ...

Orange Corners supports African Angel Academy
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Orange Corners supports African Angel Academy

To promote a culture of African investors investing locally, Orange Corners is supporting two business angel ...

Meet Greenhill Recycling, a waste and recycling management startup in Nigeria
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Meet Greenhill Recycling, a waste and recycling management startup in Nigeria

“There is so much material to pick up here, I am always running around,” said Mariam ...

Behind every successful woman is…….
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Behind every successful woman is…….

We all know the adage “behind every successful man there stands a woman”, suggesting that a ...

Órìghò: immortalising African heritage and culture through blockchain technology
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Órìghò: immortalising African heritage and culture through blockchain technology

Do what comes naturally for you and what you are passionate about. Meet the visionary Anita ...

Understanding the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Why Gender Matters
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Understanding the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Why Gender Matters

For Orange Corners, understanding an entrepreneurial environment or ‘ecosystem’ is incredibly important for the implementation of ...

Quadloop: Developing solutions by turning waste into sustainable solar wall lanterns
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Quadloop: Developing solutions by turning waste into sustainable solar wall lanterns

Dozie Igweilo is a technophile. Before he launched my startup, he used to repair mobile phones. ...

Meet two of our entrepreneurs at Sports Orange Corners!
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Meet two of our entrepreneurs at Sports Orange Corners!

Sports Orange Corners has officially kicked off! Its ceremony took place on January 14 2022 at ...

Alia Alaa Eldin Yousef: Egyptian mum and founder of a mentally healthy community
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Alia Alaa Eldin Yousef: Egyptian mum and founder of a mentally healthy community

Quite frankly, for a very long time, I thought my kids were the challenge. Now, I ...

Orange Corners and AstraZeneca South Africa join forces in a new partnership to bolster support for young entrepreneurs
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Orange Corners and AstraZeneca South Africa join forces in a new partnership to bolster support for young entrepreneurs

Today (the 25th of January 2022), Orange Corners South Africa (OC) and AstraZeneca South Africa officially ...

Algerian Clean Energy (ACE) powers ahead with installing solar power systems in Sahara
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Algerian Clean Energy (ACE) powers ahead with installing solar power systems in Sahara

We are a social enterprise that provides installations of residential solar photovoltaic systems in areas that ...

Ivoire Myciculture: cultivating oyster mushrooms in Bingerville
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Ivoire Myciculture: cultivating oyster mushrooms in Bingerville

Our vision is to feed the population while preserving the environment for the generations to come. ...

A small artisan family business in Bouira, Algeria
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A small artisan family business in Bouira, Algeria

We hope to provide individuals with different ranges of body care products that are handmade, regenerating ...

Collaborative farming in Maluku, RDC
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Collaborative farming in Maluku, RDC

Our country can cultivate their own agricultural products. Initiatives like Le Bulb Farm strengthen that belief. ...

Rethinking plastic packaging in Kinshasa, Congo
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Rethinking plastic packaging in Kinshasa, Congo

President John F Kennedy once said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ...

The future of drones in Moroccan farming
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The future of drones in Moroccan farming

Our goal is to modernise agriculture and other sectors using multifunctional drones, and the only way ...

Pape, surfboard sharper and instructor of Sunugal Surfboard Repair
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Pape, surfboard sharper and instructor of Sunugal Surfboard Repair

When I first learned how to make a surfboard from scratch, I liked it so much, ...

Holiveg: the go-to shop for healthy recipes, beauty and plant-based products
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Holiveg: the go-to shop for healthy recipes, beauty and plant-based products

In 2017, Shumoos Ghanim established the Iraqi Vegan Society to satisfy the demands of vegans in ...

ElZtouna: an e-learning platform in Upper Egypt, pairing teachers with students
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ElZtouna: an e-learning platform in Upper Egypt, pairing teachers with students

ElZtouna’s services have come in handy during the pandemic as it gives students access to an educational platform, ...

Arwa Sameh, founder of Maan: win-win for all parties involved
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Arwa Sameh, founder of Maan: win-win for all parties involved

Maan means together in Arabic. I chose this name because it illustrates the connection we have ...

Orange Corners Egypt celebrates graduation of first 28 entrepreneurs in Cairo and Assiut
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Orange Corners Egypt celebrates graduation of first 28 entrepreneurs in Cairo and Assiut

We look back at a festive September month in Egypt, as Orange Corners Egypt celebrated the ...

Ti Naturel: saving Ivorian vegetables to make savoury sauces
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Ti Naturel: saving Ivorian vegetables to make savoury sauces

The strength of Ti Naturel is that we preserve the authentic taste of Ivorian vegetables in ...

Orange Corners and Ingenious City teamed up: Ecosystem mapping in Burundi
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Orange Corners and Ingenious City teamed up: Ecosystem mapping in Burundi

In response to a request from the Netherlands embassy in Bujumbura to better understand the entrepreneurship ...

Agro-business in Ivory Coast: from production, processing to distribution of cassava
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Agro-business in Ivory Coast: from production, processing to distribution of cassava

The OC programme has helped me to gain more visibility due to the marketing workshops, articles, ...

Akhdur: saving greens through solar dehydration
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Akhdur: saving greens through solar dehydration

We equip small and middle sized farmers with locally manufactured drying units and market access services ...

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Orange Corners Maputo welcomes new partners Van Oord and Vodacom Mozambique Entrepreneurship and innovation are key ...

Intrapreneurship is the gateway to innovation
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Intrapreneurship is the gateway to innovation

At Orange Corners, we strive for innovation and impact at the ecosystem level. Therefore, we would ...

Ecowaste: increasing awareness of managing waste in Sudan
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Ecowaste: increasing awareness of managing waste in Sudan

Ecowaste combats an important societal and environmental issue in Sudan by improving waste management, providing environmental ...

Designing, producing and distributing products made possible by disadvantaged women in Khartoum
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Designing, producing and distributing products made possible by disadvantaged women in Khartoum

I would like women to obtain their own training and production centre, creating something for themselves ...

Any kind of service, only one click away
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Any kind of service, only one click away

As an entrepreneur, you are responsible for the results you deliver. For Darnafees, it means that ...

DowaQa: a cultural and innovative food journey
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DowaQa: a cultural and innovative food journey

DowaQa is all about making, transforming and enjoying food with the products and people you have ...

Join the Orange Corners Alumni Community!
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Join the Orange Corners Alumni Community!

The first meetings of the Orange Corners Alumni Community were held in July of 2021. We ...

Connecting gift lovers with small local businesses
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Connecting gift lovers with small local businesses

“Hadyari’s aim is to promote a culture of love, collaboration and peace and create a market ...

Celebrating our entrepreneurs on International Youth Day 2021 #YouthatHeart
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Celebrating our entrepreneurs on International Youth Day 2021 #YouthatHeart

Key take-aways On August 12 2021, the world celebrated International Youth Day (IYD). So did Orange ...

Providing innovative organic food solutions for optimum health in Ghana
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Providing innovative organic food solutions for optimum health in Ghana

Our vision statement is to become a global nutrition, health and wellness company that achieves better ...

Safeguarding and cultivating the future of Akuapem through coffee
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Safeguarding and cultivating the future of Akuapem through coffee

Asili is an enterprise that is unique from production to distribution due to its the strong ...

Tagreebi: merging art, design with technology
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Tagreebi: merging art, design with technology

In 2014, when Ahmed Abdelaziz and his team presented an installation on the Venice Architecture Biennale, ...

Uniting Egyptian history with art and design
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Uniting Egyptian history with art and design

The Gawad sisters, Rasha and Sara, decided to pursue their childhood passion in art and fashion ...

Kick-off event Orange Corners Alumni Community: Masterclass on ‘Getting Ready to Export’
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Kick-off event Orange Corners Alumni Community: Masterclass on ‘Getting Ready to Export’

We are proud to announce that we have officially launched the Orange Corners Alumni Community on ...

Establishing the foundation of a vibrant Community of Practice across Africa and the Middle East together with YBI
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Establishing the foundation of a vibrant Community of Practice across Africa and the Middle East together with YBI

OCHQ would like to express its gratitude to YBI for their support of the Orange Corners Programme ...

Alojinha: using recycled materials to make sustainable products
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Alojinha: using recycled materials to make sustainable products

“Entrepreneurship can pave the way for enhancing a sustainable and prosperous ecosystem in young Africa, but ...

IT4Kids and BE networks' collaboration with Orange Corners
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IT4Kids and BE networks' collaboration with Orange Corners

Orange Corners is proud to announce a new partnership with IT4Kids & BE Networks. The aim ...

Digital Intelligence Language: leading information technology startup in Angola
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Digital Intelligence Language: leading information technology startup in Angola

The services of DIL bridges the gap between the businesses’ challenges and the role of intelligent ...

Ecotutu: achieving food security and driving sustainability in Nigeria
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Ecotutu: achieving food security and driving sustainability in Nigeria

My team is committed to provide access to clean and affordable cold chain solutions, while creating ...

In-depth interview with CAIA's founder
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In-depth interview with CAIA's founder

We will be the leading destination for venture investment, in thirty years from now!    In 2004, ...

From the Dutch Orange to the Angolan Angels
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From the Dutch Orange to the Angolan Angels

To foster Angola’s entrepreneurial spirit and create gender equal opportunities, the Orange Corners incubation programme has ...

'AN ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY'
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'AN ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY'

Recently, Orange Corners of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency published its first Orange Corners Progress Report, covering ...

ORANGE CORNERS CÔTE D'IVOIRE CONGRATULATES OCIF WINNERS
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ORANGE CORNERS CÔTE D'IVOIRE CONGRATULATES OCIF WINNERS

Earlier this month, Orange Corners congratulated another group of successful participants of the Orange Corners Innovation ...

Opening of OCIF Management Applications
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Opening of OCIF Management Applications

OCIF Management Applications have opened on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The Orange Corners ...

Publication report on Female Entrepreneurship Côte d'Ivoire by Catalystas Consultancy
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Publication report on Female Entrepreneurship Côte d'Ivoire by Catalystas Consultancy

In autumn 2020, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned Catalystas Consultancy to carry out a ...

IWD2021 Salma Bougarrani - Challenging gender stereotypes in STEM
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IWD2021 Salma Bougarrani - Challenging gender stereotypes in STEM

CEO of Green Watech – Orange Corners Morocco Meet Salma Bougarrani. Salma is the CEO of ...

Introducing: ‘La Caravane Orange Corners’ Morocco
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Introducing: ‘La Caravane Orange Corners’ Morocco

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Orange Corners have launched a new concept ...

MEET THE WINNERS OF OCIF NIGERIA TRACK II
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MEET THE WINNERS OF OCIF NIGERIA TRACK II

Last month, we were able to congratulate another group of succesful participants of the Orange Corners ...

LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP - by Carol Nader
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LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP - by Carol Nader

Becoming an entrepreneur takes a lot of perseverance and a great passion for your idea. This ...

Orange Corners presents the #CounteringCovid series
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Orange Corners presents the #CounteringCovid series

COVID-19 has impacted the world as we know it. Whereas for the coronavirus pandemic (social) distance ...

THE DECADE OF TRANSFORMATION - OUR ENTREPRENEURS AND THE SDG's
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THE DECADE OF TRANSFORMATION - OUR ENTREPRENEURS AND THE SDG's

At Orange Corners we believe in building a better world through entrepreneurship. We believe in young ...

NATIONAL START-UP ACT DRC : THE VOICE OF THE YOUTH MATTERS!
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NATIONAL START-UP ACT DRC : THE VOICE OF THE YOUTH MATTERS!

Orange Corners has been supporting young entrepreneurs in DRC through its incubation programme since 2019. The ...

YOUTH AT HEART VIRTUAL FORUM: KEY-OUTTAKES PRE-SESSIONS
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YOUTH AT HEART VIRTUAL FORUM: KEY-OUTTAKES PRE-SESSIONS

On 2 November 2020, the Youth at Heart Virtual Forum took place. This was exciting virtual ...

GLOBALISATION, DIGITALISATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK AND SKILLS
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GLOBALISATION, DIGITALISATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK AND SKILLS

We realize these are a lot of buzzwords in one title. Nevertheless, the consequences of globalisation ...

ORANGE CORNERS LAUNCHES PILOT INNOVATION FUND
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ORANGE CORNERS LAUNCHES PILOT INNOVATION FUND

Recently Orange Corners has launched the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF). The OCIF aims to improve access to ...

7 KEY INSIGHTS ON INNOVATION
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7 KEY INSIGHTS ON INNOVATION

KEY INSIGHTS FROM LEADERS IN INNOVATION Collaboration and innovation are key! Especially with the speed at which ...

ORANGE CORNERS RECEIVES AWARD FOR POSITIVE INFLUENCE
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ORANGE CORNERS RECEIVES AWARD FOR POSITIVE INFLUENCE

The international magazine MONOCLE – a leading media brand on global affairs – has selected The Netherlands as ...

OFFICIAL OPENING OF ORANGE CORNERS NIGERIA
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OFFICIAL OPENING OF ORANGE CORNERS NIGERIA

On Wednesday 10 July, Orange Corners Nigeria celebrated the start of its first six-month incubation programme ...

NIGERIA START-UP CHALLENGE
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NIGERIA START-UP CHALLENGE

CALLING ALL AGRO-FOOD AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES INNOVATORS! Are you: A Dutch startup – or based in the Netherlands ...

JOIN THE ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT 2019 WITH THE DUTCH MFA
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JOIN THE ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT 2019 WITH THE DUTCH MFA

Do you care about youth employment and have you had an active role in promoting it? Are ...

HOW THE  SYRIAN CONFLICT INFLUENCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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HOW THE SYRIAN CONFLICT INFLUENCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The hardships and destruction war can leave in people’s lives are all to familiar across the ...

ORANGE CORNERS SUDAN WELCOMES THREE MAJOR SUDANESE PARTNERS
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ORANGE CORNERS SUDAN WELCOMES THREE MAJOR SUDANESE PARTNERS

On 24 January, Orange Corners Sudan celebrates the start of its first six-month incubation programme for 20 ...

A MELHOR FORMA DE PREVE O FUTORO É CRIÁ-LO
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A MELHOR FORMA DE PREVE O FUTORO É CRIÁ-LO

Há três anos, a quando da minha chegada a Moçambique constatei que a maioria dos jovens ...

OPENING TSHIMOLOGONG TECH INCUBATOR 2018
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OPENING TSHIMOLOGONG TECH INCUBATOR 2018

Orange Corners opens its third hub in the Tshimologong Tech Incubator in Johannesburg on February 6, ...

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