Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Focus on Africa

Public Affairs Officer, Russell Brooks with some participants (Dept. of State)
Public Affairs Officer, Russell Brooks with some participants (Dept. of State)

On July 8, 2015, Embassy Abidjan’s Information Resource Center hosted 45 business women and young entrepreneurs for a webchat titled “Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Focus on Africa.”

After the webchat, the audience spoke with Public Affairs Officer, Russell Brooks, about their concerns about how to translate the lessons from the program to their local environment. Overall, the business people found the program to be extremely informative and expressed interest in participating in additional programs on this topic.

In Cote d’Ivoire, entrepreneurship is of great interest as a means to decrease employment and empower women and young people.