Cheikh Anta Diop University (or UCAD), also known as the University of Dakar, is a university in Dakar, Senegal. It is named after the Senegalese physicist, historian and anthropologist Cheikh Anta Diop and has an enrollment of over 60,000.

Cheikh Anta Diop University predates Senegalese independence and grew out of several French institutions set up by the colonial administration. In 1918, the French created the “école africaine de médecine” (African medical school), mostly to serve white and Métis students but also open to the small educated elite of the four free towns of Senegal with nominal French citizenship. In 1936, under the Popular Front government in France, Dakar became home to the Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN), an institute for the study of African culture.

In 1957, a new campus was constructed as the 18th French Public University, attached to the University of Paris and the University of Bordeaux. This became the University of Dakar the largest and most prestigious university in French West Africa. In 1987, its name was changed to honor the Senegalese philosopher and anthropologist, Cheikh Anta Diop. (Source Wiki)



Agribusiness Incubator Management Training


Agribusiness Incubator Management Training 6-9 March 2018

Dr George Tumwesigye

What will you learn

The Basics and Fundamentals of Incubator Management 

Period 06-09 March

The training starts on the 7 November. It  introduces the trainees on the fundamentals and basics of Incubator Management.  The content of the second day and third day focuses on specific streams and detailed understanding on the fundamentals of setting up, managing and sustaining an incubator.   All trainees receive certificates of attendance and completion. 


FAO, AfDB, Teranga Capital, Innovative Partners, UCAD 

Join the Course for

  • Improved understanding of the business of incubation
  • An opportunity to join a network of accredited agribusiness professionals and incubator managers
  • A deep knowledge in agribusiness incubation management & sustainable financing models
  • Improved knowledge of how to design an incubator to respond to the agribusiness ecosystem




  • info@africaain.org

Abdullahi Abubakar

Apollo Segawa

Fethia Ahmed

Peter Kuria

Solomon Kalema

Tizikara Clesensio

Linda Ndethiu

Brian Mwanamambo

Fred Aquah

Nomathemba Mhlanga

Edson Mpyisi

Alex Ariho

Jeff Milanette

Bhubesh Kumar

Henry Bwisa

About Innovative Partners Incubation



IPI has been a leader in business incubation since its inception and has been the lead or support consulting company in over thirty business incubation and entrepreneurship-related projects. We form expert teams to meet the requirements of a contract and therefore have worked with a variety of independent consultants throughout our operating history. Formed in 1986, the company specializes in incubation program development and assisting entrepreneurs in obtaining the skills required to successfully finance their companies. Accomplishments include development of Rutgers University’s Business Innovation Center, the National Environmental Technology (NET) Incubator at Central State University, the New Jersey City University Business Development Incubator, PortTech Los Angeles (PortTechLA) and several others. Our work has also included projects for the World Bank’s infoDev organization, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), UNIDO, and the US Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) as well as conducting numerous incubator feasibility studies for institutions and other public sector organizations. While we have worked with some of the most advanced new technologies, we also specialize in frontier markets helping those at the “bottom of the pyramid” to accomplish their business goals.

The corporate philosophy of IPI is to use our technical skills to transfer our knowledge of business and finance to entrepreneurs. For seventeen years we ran the New Jersey Entrepreneurs Forum and conducted monthly training in financing a company, meeting the expectations of investors, designing financing programs to help entrepreneurs find funding, and learning how to interact with their local ecosystem. We look forward to applying what we have learned in the service of our clients. We draw on a large group of experienced professionals and promise our clients that our team will be technically qualified for the project. We look forward to an opportunity to share our experiences with your entrepreneurs.

For more information: www.innovativepartners.com

Teranga Capital – Impact Investment Company

Teranga Capital is an impact investment company dedicated to the financing and support of small businesses with high growth potential in Senegal. Its objective is to provide an innovative solution to meet the financing needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), between 50 million and 200 million CFA. Teranga Capital targets SMEs with high growth potential from all sectors and regions of Senegal. It provides equity and becomes a minority shareholder of SMEs over a time horizon of around 5 years, and ensures active and personalized support according to the specific needs of each company in the portfolio. Investee companies are supported in formalizing their management, strengthening their organization, increasing their skills and accelerating their commercial development. Teranga Capital is strongly anchored in Senegal and has raised a capital of 3.2 billion CFA francs from renowned investors: Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), Senegal’s Strategic Sovereign Fund (FONSIS), SONATEL, ASKIA Insurance and several individual Senegalese investors. For more information visit their site  www.terangacapital.com

CIAT: A sustainable food future: The Bean Promise


CIAT will be organising event and discussions around the technologies they have been developing and the enterprise opportunities for Youth.  The focus will be on new bean technologies in Africa orchestrated by the Pan-African Bean Research Alliance (PABRA),


CIAT works in collaboration with hundreds of partners to help developing countries make farming more competitive, profitable, and resilient through smarter, more sustainable natural resource management. We help policymakers, scientists, and farmers respond to some of the most pressing challenges of our time, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change, and environmental degradation.

The global research contributes to several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and cuts across four key themes: big data, climate-smart agriculture, ecosystem action, and sustainable food systems.

CIATs Our mission is to educe hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture

CIAT develops technologies, methods, and knowledge that better enable farmers in developing countries to enhance eco-efficiency in agriculture. This means we make production more competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient through economically and ecologically sound use of natural resources and purchased inputs.