Africa Small Business Ideas, Opportunities and SME Organizations. African Entrepreneur Organizations and the Association of African Entrepreneurs. The vision of AAE is to become the most respected mouthpiece and platform for dialogue at the international level, enabling publication in development, member personal and business well being. AAE is a member based community to gather people and support African businesses grow around the globe.

The Association of African Entrepreneurs is a Pipeline partner of the YEN Marketplace E-Coaching Program, where our specific role is to  help attract young entrepreneurs and e-coaches from around the world by sharing the opportunity to apply for the E-Coaching programme.

The Youth Employment Network (YEN)The Youth Employment Network (YEN) - is a partnership of the United Nations, International Labour Organziation, and the World Bank set up after the Millennium Summit in 2001 to find new and durable solutions to the youth employment challenge. YEN is managed by a permanent secretariat hosted by the ILO in Geneva with field offices in Dakar, Senegal, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Please also visit our African Small Business Promotion page for more information about Small Business Activities in this region.

African SME Expo 2013 – African Entrepreneurship

African SME Expo, Africa Entrepreneurship Training and EducationSmall Medium Entreprenuership In Africa. The African SME Expo 2013, Took Place In Abuja Nigeria, From The 22nd – 25th Of October, 2013. The gathering comprised Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who are considered the engines of growth in developing countries.

SME Africa Expo Objectives. Two fundamental premises formed the basis for the workshop. The primary is that SMEs is not a luxury reserved for the rich individual or aspiring middle-income technocrats in Africa but it is a necessity for massive lower income individuals that want to develop and implement sustainable solutions to such pressing development challenges as food security, clean energy, clean water, health care and small thriving cottage companies.