ADC Tanzania (in partnership with INNOVEX) is currently working in partnership with the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) to support development of SMEs in various places in the country. USADF is an independent U.S. Government agency established by Congress to invest in African grassroots organizations, entrepreneurs, and small and medium-sized enterprises. The projects that ADC Tanzania and USADF are currently working with, are in the areas of:
- Core Grants: Most of the grant investments are focused on supporting agricultural-led economic growth for smallholder farmers who are the backbone of African economies. The grants assist agricultural cooperatives to develop better enterprise management skills, improve production and distribution capabilities, access larger markets, improve marketing capabilities, and increase revenues and incomes for smallholder farmers.
- Power Africa: ADC with financial support from USADF, works with different private sector organisations to help them deliver energy solutions using solar, wind, hydro, and biogas technologies to solve various off-grid energy challenges.
- Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI): USADF selects Africa’s top young entrepreneurs from the U.S. Government’s Mandela Washington Fellowship to receive catalytic seed funding through highly competitive business plan competitions.
- Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE): USADF provides catalytic seed funding to promising African women graduates of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). Read More