#ClosingTheGap in East-Africa

The first series of #ClosingTheGap researches the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kenya and Uganda. Also, #ClosingTheGap looks at the challenges and needs of the ‘missing middle’.

CTG East Africa

#ClosingTheGap Kenya

Read more about our first event in Nairobi, co-hosted with the Netherlands Embassy in Nairobi, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and East Africa Venture Capital Association:

Learn more about the Kenyan enterprise landscape and specific challenges and needs faced by the different segments of the Kenyan SME sector, particularly the ‘missing middle’, in the pilot study:

If you have only limited time available, you can get an update on key challenges for the ‘missing middle’ in Kenya by reading this short article:

Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative (UUEI)

The report maps the ecosystem and gives recommendations for overcoming growth constraints for entrepreneurs in Kampala and Gulu.

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), together with the Centre for Development Alternatives, Enterprise Uganda, and Koltai & Company, released the findings of Phase I of the Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative (UEEI). The initiative aims to bolster entrepreneurship in Uganda. Uganda is the most entrepreneurial country in the world, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. However, it is also has a lot of challenges for small business owners.  DGGF supports the Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative, together with Argidius Foundation and Small Foundation.